FRANCE: Further Oustric

That amiable greybeard Prime Minister Theodore Steeg lost three members from his already enfeebled ministry last week,* but guaranteed the life of his government for at least three weeks by adjourning Parliament until the second Tuesday in January, the fateful 13th. The political spot-light shifted from the Chamber of Deputies to its parliamentary commission investigating the famous Oustric Scandal. Observers realized that until former Prime Minister Andre Tardieu was completely whitewashed of any complicity in the swindles of Banker Albert Oustric it would be impossible for him to succeed to the...

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