National Affairs: Paying Up

The Treasury Department well knows that the U. S. Government, with some 21 billion dollars of national debt on which it is paying interest and from time to time refunding and retiring principal, would find itself fiscally in a much better condition if its War debtors would pay up.

The Department announced that the repayment of about half of our Government loans to other countries has been arranged for. As a result of these arangements, the following sums were received last week:

From Interest Principal Great Britain $68,655,000 $23,000,000 Finland 134,325 45,000 Hungary 14,833 9,600 Lithuania 90,450 __________ __________ $68,894,608 $23,054,600


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