FRANCE: Down the Ladder

Below stairs in the dignified stone mansion of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, a group of Paris reporters completed, last week, their second month of fidgeting and fuming. The first month was the hardest. It climaxed in a duel between M. Georges Chapreau and M. le Marquis Henri de Sombrieul, both star reporters, who had rasped each other's nerves. However, since le Marquis fired into the ground, and M. Chapreau into the air—as Frenchmen will —the shots served happily to steady the nerves of all concerned. Last week the corps of reporters five was informed by the corps of physicians nine that...

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