Foreign News: Ireland is the Mother'

President William Thomas Cosgrave of the Irish Free State sped hurriedly last week on his brief U. S. tour (TIME Jan. 16 and 23). Cheered and harkened to by Irish folk in Manhattan and Chicago, he was afterwards received at Washington by President Coolidge. Throughout the week he popped sayings, some humorous, some sage. "The liquor situation in Ireland is fine. We produce the best whiskey in the world. None other can compare with it. . . ."

Asked whether the Irish Free State would ever become a Republic,* he parried : "That is a...