National Affairs: Mayors in France

At Havre last week arrived the junketing Mayors and representatives of 24 U. S. cities with their wives and children, all guests of France for the International Colonial & Overseas Exposition (TIME, May 25). Their behavior on foreign soil immediately began to make front-page news in their respective homes. Havre's Mayor Leon Meyer greeted them with a long flowery speech. Baltimore's Ex-Mayor Broening* proposed a mock marriage to symbolize the union of "Uncle Sam and Miss France." The groom was beetle-browed George L. Baker of Portland, Ore. The bride was Mrs. Claire Skeel...

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