Foreign News: Four out of 50

In unexpected sunshine after days and days of heavy rain. Albert Lebrun, President of the French Republic, climbed into a big motor launch, chugged two miles down the Seine and up again accompanied by Premier Leon Blum, many a foreign ambassador and other bigwig. The party then hastened to the colonnaded Grand Palais and thus was inaugurated last week the Paris Exposition, originally scheduled to open May i.

Only four of the more than 50 pavilions were ready—the German, Russian, Belgian, Italian—and there was much caustic criticism because the President had had to make his tour of the Exposition by boat to...