FRANCE: Painleve Fils

M. Paul Painleve has twice been forced to resign as Premier of France since October (TIME, Nov. 9, 30). At present he is War Minister in the Cabinet of M. Briand, and spends his days amid the desperate vexations of trying to conduct the two most unpopular wars ever waged by France (those in Syria and in Morocco). Amid all these distractions he has kept up his hobby, "higher mathematics," and found time to spend hours in the laboratory of his son Jean, a quiet investigator in the field...

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