Foreign News: Beachcombing

A craze for de luxe "camping" on the beach is this season's big fad on the once-again-prosperous French Riviera. One hotel leased an entire island, which it promptly covered with tents. Another, at fashionable Cap d'Antibes. has put up tents in its gardens, erected a string of midget-sized bungalows on its beach. Despite the spacious comfortable hotel rooms only a few yards away, diplomats, statesmen, cinema celebrities have preferred to live like beachcombers in abodes which for the most part lack plumbing, hot water, screens.

Most prominent of the Riviera's simple-life addicts last week: U. S. Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs....

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