FRANCE: Paris Uber Alles

Europeans have always marveled that the diplomatic and consular representatives of the U. S. are so often of the same strain as the people to whom they are accredited. For example, the U. S. Minister to Norway is Laurits Selmer Swenson, born in New Sweden, Minn., and husband of onetime Miss Ingeborg Odegaard of Norseland, Minn. Last week another instance of this sort of thing strikingly appeared in a report of the U. S. Consul-General at Paris, Mr. Alphonse Gaulin, a one-time Mayor of Woonsocket, R. I., where live many French-Canadians.

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