FRANCE: Well Reaped

Premier and Finance Minister Raymond Poincare won a smashing vote of confidence, 370 to 131, last week, on his whole financial policy. Thus he reaped well after sowing a gigantic eight-hour speech (TIME, Feb. 13), in which he explained and defended the means whereby he had rescued the franc from decline and virtually stabilized it within only 18 months.

So transcendent is this achievement that the Chamber of Deputies fell meekly into line, last week, although for the past three weeks both the Radicals and Socialists have carried on a furious heckling debate...

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