Following the uproar that was caused by the tentative French inquiries in Washington concerning the terms upon which their War debt to the U. S. could be funded (TIME, Dec. 15), it was made known that France would make no further advance in that direction until the success of the Experts' Plan was more definitely assured.

Simultaneously came the news that the French Government intended to seek an early opportunity to effect a settlement of its debt to Britain. It was evident, however, that there was no intention of operating the settlement...

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