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—"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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