FRANCE .: Vilgrain on Wheat


The best metal is iron, the best vegetable wheat, and the worst animal man.

—French Proverb.

A tall, suave, dark-haired Frenchman for whom wheat is assuredly "the best vegetable" stepped off the liner Paris at Manhattan, last week, and set smart U. S. citizens to thinking back to the origins of bread & cake. The French wheat-man—a close friend of Herbert Hoover, and of Georges Clemenceau—is M. Ernest Vilgrain, president of the famed Société des Grands Moulins de Paris. Unlike the Mills of the Gods, the Moulins de Paris grind swiftly, grind...

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