FRANCE: Necklace

Last week brought the 25th anniversary of M. Aristide Briand's first appointment as a French Cabinet Minister (in the Sarrien Cabinet of 1906). Destined, in popular estimation, to be soon elected President of France, M. Briand has been once Minister of Interior & Worship, twice Minister of Public Instruction & Worship, thrice Minister of Justice, eleven times Prime Minister and 16 times Foreign Minister, which he is today.

"There has been," he said last week, "a thread in the necklace which I have made: peacemaking." He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926.


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