FRANCE: Low Finance?

Hardly had Czecho-Slovakian President Masaryk and Foreign Minister Benes shaken the dust of France from their shoes (TIME, Oct. 29) than the French Government announced that it would ask Parliament to vote a loan of 1,500,000,000 francs (about $90,000,000) to Czecho-Slovakia, Rumania, Yugo-Slavia (formerly the Little Entente) and to Poland.

The despatch from Paris, announcing this news, commented thus:

"It should be understood it is not a question of money being sent out of France but of credits to be expended in this country, in all probability largely...

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