FRANCE: Le Marechal's Derby

An excited gendarme wrenched a Parisian telephone instrument off its hook. "Fleurns, vingt-huit, trente!" he cried—the number of the private residence of Marshal Foch. Soon the gendarme commenced to sputter with vigor and at length.

He told that the automobile of M. Le Maréchal had crashed into a motor driven by Mlle. Godart, the daughter of M. Justin Godart, Minister of Labor and Health in the last Herriot Cabinet (TIME, June 23, 1924). He told that the scene of the crash was the broad Champs-Elyseées, where motor cars have...

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