Foreign News: I, Cosgrave

Courtesy and convenience have shortened to "President" the title commonly affixed to William Thomas Cosgrave of the Irish Free State. Last week, as he terminated his U. S. visit (TIME, Jan. 9 et seq.) and prepared to sail from Manhattan on the White Star liner Olympic, Mr. Cosgrave frankly said about his title what is known to every Englishman but perhaps not to every Irishman.

Said he: "To call me President of the Irish Free State is wrong. I am the President [Prime Minister] of the Executive Council [Cabinet]. . . ."

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