FRANCE: Success!

The seven-millionth visitor had his ticket punched at the Paris Exposition of 1937 last week and experts agreed it was rapidly reaching historic rank with the great French expositions of the past. Greatest of these was Paris 1900, attended by thirty-nine millions before closing day. but a worthy successor was Paris 1931 with thirty-three and a half millions. On May 23 only four pavilions were ready when Paris 1937 was "inaugurated" by sad-eyed, droop-mustached French President Albert Lebrun, but last week 160 pavilions were complete and the Exposition was all but...

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