FRANCE: Cocktails, Confidence, Aberration

Cocktails, Confidence, Aberration

French priests were ordered last week by Franç Cardinal Verdier, new Archbishop of Paris, to begin an "extensive survey" of the spread of the "cocktail evil" in their parishes. Neither a snooper nor a prude, His Eminence thus showed that he is in harmony with the great body of French public opinion which holds:

1) That Scientist Pasteur (originator of milk pasteurization) was right when he said: "Wine is the most healthy and hygienic of beverages."

2) That alcoholic spirits (primary cocktail ingredients) are not beverages but...

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