National Affairs: Junketing Mayors

A gentle air of insanity continued last week to pervade reports of the U. S. mayors' junket to France as guests of that country. On a four-day frolic about Normandy they received careful instructions in French manners and etiquette preparatory to their Paris reception. Always in the press spotlight was big, breezy, beetle-browed George Baker, Mayor of Portland, Ore. and chairman of the delegation of 25 executives. At a banquet at Dinard, Mayor Baker grandly announced that he would adopt a five-year-old French orphan who played the bass drum in a church band...

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