National Affairs: Polignac With Pistol

Count Maxence de Polignac, member of one of France's oldest noble families, was, last week, taking a bath in his apartment in Manhattan's Hotel Savoy-Plaza. In his rooms were several bottles of champagne, some cognac. The Count intended giving a dinner. But before he had finished his bath Federal agents entered his apartment, seized the liquor, discovered and seized also a pistol, arrested the bather.

The next morning Manhattan's papers exulted: "Count de Polignac and 32 Seized Here as Liquor Ring." First developments: the Count was released on $25,000 bail. Assistant Secretary of the...

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