FRANCE: Normandie's Million

Frenchmen, when their Chamber and Senate decided to spend $53,000,000 to build Normandie, thought of her in terms of the 2½ million days of work she would give French unemployed, reckoned her advertising value as greater than that of any French creation since the Eiffel Tower was put up as a world wonder in 1889. Last week, however, Frenchmen, essentially thrifty, wanted to know what Normandie's operating profit is going to be, having long ago resigned themselves to the unlikelihood that she will earn satisfactory interest on the capital France has invested.


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