FRANCE: Picture Supplement

The august and dingy walls of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris guarded last week France's latest peace offering. In the Galerie Mazarine there hung 1,400 portraits of famed contemporary Frenchmen, ready for distribution among 14 leading U. S. universities "to strengthen the ties of friendship and understanding between France and the United States."

At an afternoon ceremony M. Pierre Marraud, French Minister of Public Instruction, formally presented the pictures to U. S. Chargé d'Affaires Norman Armour, who thanked him gracefully. Later the audience strolled about the hall to look at the pictures....

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