FINLAND: Potatoes v. Asparagus

Loomed in Finland last week a rival to asparagus-loving Ambassador Walter Evans Edge who has the succulent stalks in which he delights shipped regularly to the U. S. Embassy in Paris from New Jersey asparagus beds (TIME, May 25).

From the U. S. Legation at Helsingfors loyal Matilda Weidemeyer Gantt despatched recently to TIME an autographed picture of her chief (see cut), plus the following comment:

"Edward Everett Brodie, the American Minister to Finland, imports all his Irish potatoes from Idaho.

"In Finland there has never been seen anything...

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