FRANCE: Under Two Flags

No flowers, no music, no women—such was the Spartan order of the day in the U. S. Embassy at Paris last week, when three most solemn funeral orations were pronounced over the flag-draped coffin of Myron Timothy Herrick of Cleveland, beloved and glamor-crowned Ambassador. Greatly impressed by the fact that the late Marshal Ferdinand Foch ordered "No flowers!" (TIME, April 1), Mr. Herrick said when his own death drew nigh, "I also want no flowers."

Of course some well-meaning person smuggled a single bunch of violets onto the bier, last week, and they...

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