Foreign News: Normandie in Flannels

Irate French Communists raised hubbub last week with complaints that their country's new 79,280-ton Normandie, world's largest liner, "will be run as a direct charity to the rich, and to the rich alone!"

For every 1,000 francs a Capitalist spends on his ticket, the Reds figured, he will enjoy some 1,200 francs worth of superluxury food, transportation and accommodation on the Normandie¬ó"charity to the rich" contributed by French taxpayers who meet the French Line's deficits. Last week this peculiar situation was grappled with firmly by New-dealing French Premier Pierre Etienne Flandin, a veteran...

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