The Press: A Notable Representation

By radio telephone from the French Liner Liberté, at sea last week, Eugene Meyer's Washington Post got an exclusive social tidbit: "Perle Mesta, American minister to Luxembourg and Washington's famous partygiver, starred as a guest at a party . . . She was guest of honor at the captain's table . . . [and] proved that she could 'take' as well as 'give' parties amiably." The Post's alert shipboard correspondent went on to prove himself a master of society-page cliches: the passengers, "a notable representation of the diplomatic, political and social elite of...

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