FRANCE: Majority of Enemies

Speaking at Metz, President Doumergue deplored last week the continued weakness of the franc, lauded "the courageous efforts now being made toward stabilization" (TIME, May 31) and concluded his address with a dramatic warning: "If these efforts prove futile, France alone will not go down! Such a catastrophe would seriously affect the world economic situation for many years."

Three days later the Chamber of Deputies reassembled after a recess, and Premier Briand found himself once more baited by irreconcilable and stubborn "blocs" among his nominal "Coalition of...

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