FRANCE: Delightful Presents

One of the cheeriest French customs is that whenever the President goes off on an official visit he takes with him all kinds of costly and delightful presents. Just before the War, for example, Tsar Nicholas II's four daughters squealed with rapture when nice old President Raymond Poincaré brought them wrist watches, then a great novelty. One day last week an entire moving van full of presents and regalia swung out of the courtyard behind which lives modest, genial M. Le Président Gaston Doumergue. "Notre bon Gastounet va en la Tunisie!" murmured the...

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