The Press: Kisses for Two

Two petite, grey-haired women journalists had a date this week at Paris' Quai d'Orsay. With a glass of champagne and a kiss on each cheek from Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, they would be formally made knights of the Légion d'Honneur. For both Geneviève Tabouis, famed political columnist of France-Libre (circ. 115,000) and Janet Flanner, famed "Genêt" of the New Yorker, the kudos was overdue.

Reporter Tabouis, first French newshen to win the Legion's cross* and its little red ribbon, might have had her decoration twelve years ago. In 1936, her appointment had been approved by Léon Blum, then premier. But a few...

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