Foreign News: Cook

That very great mathematician War Minister Paul Painlevétwice Premier of France during 1925, solved last week an equation in army discipline wherein the uncertain quantity was une femme.

The Colonel of a regiment stationed at Tourelles had written to the War Ministry that he found it impossible, in that region, to obtain an acceptable male cook. Was there, the Colonel sought to know, any permissible alternative? He enclosed without comment the photograph and the credentials of a woman, Mme. Jacquet.

Eventually this discreet and exceptional communication came under the piercing but kindly eye of great M. Painlevé. He studied the photograph, saw a...

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