FRANCE: Est-ce Possible?

In France grotesque emergencies which no man could foresee are left for solution to the President, normally an honored puppet in his Elysee Palace. Last week sad-eyed President Albert Lebrun brooded over the grotesquery presented by two children of Catillon.

Plump, coquettish Adrienne Delamare, aged 12, wanted to marry brisk, bold-eyed Henri Pinteau, 17. Their parents not only approved—they begged that M. le President sanction by special dispensation a child marriage in violation of French law. M. le President considered the reason: a pink and squawling babe safely born Aug. 28 at...

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