Foreign News: New President

Drastic precautions against disaster while France elected her 14th President in succession to assassinated 13th President Doumer last week included six fire engines parked close to the Palace of Versailles lest it should ignite, 3,250 infantry men and 600 cavalrymen massed in the Palace courtyard, mobilization of all nearby military garrisons and a ceaseless roaring patrol of airplanes overhead.

Since the new Chamber elected last week cannot meet until June 1st it was the old Chamber, elected in 1928, which went to Versailles and sat in the National Assembly with the Senate to elect the new President. Several Communist deputies arrived in...

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