¶ The small, swart, darting-eyed Auvergnat was happy last week as his special train thundered across five states toward President Herbert Hoover, who is six tones paler.

"When our French papers print the news of my reception in New York!" crowed Premier Pierre Laval, pacing up and down his private car, taking quick puffs of his U. S. cigaret, "that will strengthen the friendship between our two countries—mais oui!"

¶ Paris knows Jimmy Walker, who rode grinning in the middle (see cut). The third backseat rider, Chairman Albert Henry Wiggin of Manhattan's Chase...

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