VENEZUELA: Gold to Spare

President Juan Vicente Gomez announced proudly last week, to a group of international bankers who visited him at Caracas, that Venezuela not only does not need outside capital to develop her resources but that: "If you gentlemen should have another World War we of Venezuela have some $30,000,000 available which we might advance you as a loan."

No mere quipster, General Gomez took the unprecedented step last week of ordering the showing of free motion pictures at theatres throughout the city of Maracaibo. Loafers swarmed in. Then the doors were closed, locked....

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