Plump and ever smiling Gaston "Gastounet" Doumergue, bachelor President of France, had brutal murderesses on his hands last week and didn't know what to do with them. If any woman deserved the bloody office of the guillotine, here seemed four worthy candidates:
Junka Kures, a Serbian (TIME, Nov. 19), strangled a little girl with a shoelace and then abused the corpse.
Rawboned Marie David crammed a sponge down the throat of a neighbor's baby that cried too much.
Blanche Vabre, even bigger and more forbidding than Mme. David, chopped off the ten fingers...