Foreign News: Happy Day for the Wise

What a lot of hay (as they say in Paris), what a lot of commotion! The city was in an uproar. Traffic was at a standstill near the Opera. Police were helpless. Was it another strike? Was it the Communist coup which panicky rumors had predicted for days? Nothing of the kind. The "Catherinettes" were on the march.

For centuries, France's spinsters (technically all unmarried women over 25) have cut loose once a year on the day of their saint (who was a spinster herself). Last week, according to custom, the procession of "Catherinettes" (composed largely of midinettes in crazy headgear) stampeded...

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