Foreign News Notes, Jul. 13, 1925

Negotiations started in Paris nine months ago for a Franco-German commercial treaty were definitely broken off.

Whenever a great Frenchman dies, the first thing that seems to be done is to cut out his brain, weigh it and forever after discuss it. They did it to Gambetta. They have done it to Anatole France, the distinguished novelist who died last year (TIME, Oct. 20, BOOKS). The weight of his brain was 1,017 grams, whereas the average weight of the human brain is 1,390 grams. Some scientist declared that it is now established that the...

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