FRANCE: No More Tipping?

No great novelty in U. S. restaurants are the little cards which read "NO TIPPING. Our waiters are glad to serve you without gratuities," and which usually add gentle preachment about the dignity of man. But news would be any nation where tipping was against the national law, big news if that nation were France, tourist playground of the world, synonym for good food and good service rewarded via the outstretched palm. Last week Léon Blum, reaching the end of his first year as Premier—a year which he said was notable for...

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