Entries for what he whimsically called "a new Blue Riband of the World's Soup Tureen" were called for in London last week by elegant Managing Director George Reeves-Smith of swank Claridges, the Berkeley and the Savoy. His hostels, Mr. Reeves-Smith announced, will award a Silver Jubilee Commemoration Cup and Medals for the three best recipes for vegetable soups, submitted by cooks the world over.

"The French monopoly of the world's best soups can and must be ended," said Hotel Tycoon Reeves-Smith, opening London's Food & Cookery Exhibition. "Many countries, such as the United...

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