"Just now the situation of the world gold supply reminds me of the little boy who was such a humdinger at marbles that in a short time he had no one to play with!"

Thus, cheerfully, spoke Board Chairman Albert Henry Wiggin of Chase National Bank, landing in Manhattan last week, home from chairmanning the committee which mapped Europe's immediate fiscal future (TIME, Aug. 31). Told that European countries (chiefly France) were withdrawing gold from Manhattan at a rate which reached $52,000,000 one day last week and has totaled $275,000,000 since the British...

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