FRANCE: Tariff Enacted

Over the edge of the towering rostrum of the Chamber of Deputies there dangled for a few moments last week a pale green rubberized corset, a rose silk brassiere, and two other diaphanous feminine whatnots.

The occasion was a solemn debate upon the tariff bill of 1,200 items. From the rostrum Deputy Victor La Sache was urging protection for one item, feminine unmentionables. Holding up the corset by its dainty garters, he cried: "These are French products, made in French factories by French workers and worn by French women. Are they not lovely? Have you ever seen anything imported from abroad...

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