Still conscious of a golf-ball bruise inflicted on his ankle by his son, Ambassador Myron T. Herrick returned from a vacation in the U. S. to his post at the U. S. embassy in Paris. In the Gare St. Lazare he was surprised to see that unusually elaborate police arrangements had been made for his arrival. At the embassy it was the same. From Sheldon Waterhouse, his charge d' affaires, Mr. Herrick soon gathered details.

The night before in Paris there had been a Communist mass-meeting, and a deputation of Communists had just called,...

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