FRANCE: Cafe au Lait

Seven brawny internes at the Cochin hospital in Paris held firmly on an operating table last week a formidable woman who until recently was fat. Mme Marthe Hanau, the lady stockbroker who once edited a tipster newsorgan, La Gazette du Franc et des Nations.

Mme Hanau went to jail after her subscribers had lost 120,000,000 francs ($4,800,000) in the securities she recommended and sold (TIME, Dec. 17, 1928). Three weeks ago she demanded, her black eyes flashing, to be let out of prison on bail. When this was refused she hunger- struck. In...

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