FRANCE: Fast Cabin

Spurred by the success of Germans with the world's fastest first-class ships (TIME, Jan. 26. 1931), the French Line put on the Atlantic last week its new Champlain, fastest cabin & tourist-class liner and larger than the French Line's first-class liner France.

Aboard on her maiden voyage last week was the Champlain's "Godmother," Mme Louis Germain-Martin, wife of the Finance Minister of France, also Norma Talmadge. her friend George Jessel and Tenor Charles Hackett. To meet the Champlain at Manhattan went Mayor of Quebec Lieut.-Colonel H. G. Lavigueur and a troupe of...

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