Foreign News: Escutcheon of Aristocracy

Amiable and ardent is the France-America Society (William D. Guthrie of Manhattan, president). Its ceremonies usually involve roseate references to Benjamin Franklin, General Lafayette, Pershing, Herrick, Lindbergh. When the society was founded in 1911 it took over and renovated a famed old Paris mansion, proceeding on the assumption that the government would help pay the costs. Last week the French Senate was surprised and pained at being reminded of this assumption by a bill to pay a 200,000-franc architect's fee.

Mm. les Senateurs promptly and emphatically rejected the bill, announcing that the society...

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