¶ Forty billion was the round number of francs in the gold reserve of the Bank of France last week—record for all time —equivalent to $1,568,000,000.

¶ Fifty billion was announced by French statisticians as the grand total of francs spent by U. S. citizens in France since the War. Last year they spent between nine and ten billion francs.

¶ Twenty six thousand one hundred was chalked up last week as the number of students now enrolled at the University of Paris—largest in Europe. C. Frenchmen registered as unemployed totaled only 398.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!