Foreign News: Power

To meet the bachelor President of France (Gaston Doumergue has no "official hostess") at the U. S. Embassy in Paris last week. Ambassador and Mrs. Walter Evans Edge assembled not the impotent dukes and counts of the beau monde but aristocrats of another sort, people whose names stand in France for economic power. Up from Lyons came M. Edmond Gillet, calm, wise, secretive "silk King of France.'' In bustled short and forceful M. Andre Homberg, bald but bewhiskered* president† of the French Line, of the Societe General (one of the largest French banks), high executive...

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