On An Acquittal

The acquittal of 20-year-old Mlle. Germaine Berthon of shooting Marius Plateau, an editor of L' Action Française (TIME, Dec. 31), received the following comment from the Paris press:

L' Action Française said bitterly that the next slayer of a Royalist will probably be awarded the Legion of Honor.

Le Figaro remarked that the verdict was a "triumph of violence" and suggests that the jury became befuddled and committed an error because of the eloquent oratory addressed to them pro and con Royalism.

Le Gaulois demanded: "Under what aberration...