Foreign News: Back to Casanova

With the French Government facing a staggering budgetary deficit of some six billion francs ($235,000,000 gold, $360,000,000 Roosevelt), knife-faced Finance Minister Georges Bonnet was as glum last week as Louis XV when that profligate and nearly bankrupt King was visited by the sly Venetian Adventurer Giovanni Casanova de Seingalt.

To His Majesty the suave scamp explained the Venetian lottery system. This Louis XV promptly introduced into France, with Casanova as manager, later conferred on him a pension which enabled him to visit and seduce elegant ladies in all parts of Europe. Until recently the...

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