FRANCE: $45,000 per Hour

French Senators raged last week at French Deputies who seemed bent on scrapping the new budget of Santa Claus-bearded Finance Minister Henri Cheron, that rare old Senator from the Department of Calvados in Normandy where the world's best apple brandy is distilled.

In the Chamber Finance Committee a budget squabble seethed hotter every day. erupted on the Sabbath. Deputies vowed they would not stomach Papa Cheron's proposed $213,000.000 of increased taxes and $208,000,000 of economies (TIME, Jan. 23). French postmen threatened to strike if their pay is axed. French veterans sent delegations...

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