Foreign News: Premiers Leap

French premiers are proverbially supple in their politics, but last week three statesmen aged 66, 63, and 55 who have held the Premiership a total of seven times proved themselves also supple in their joints.

They had come to bid farwell to M. le President Gaston Doumergue as he left Paris for Marseilles (see p. 26). They were MM. Raymond Poincaire, Paul Painleve, and Edouard Herriot, now respectively Premier, War Minister and Minister of Public Instruction. The hour was 10:27 a.m., and they knew that the President's special train would not pull out until...

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