FRANCE: Stupendous Prestidigitations

Stupendous Prestidigitations

Reluctant but extraordinary tributes were paid last week by Paris' most blasé correspondents to Premier Pierre Laval, the shrewd, earthy "Honest Broker" of the negotiations to make peace at Ethiopia's expense. Cabled the New York Herald Tribune's James M. Minifie: "By his policy of obstructing the League's attempts to bring the aggressor nation to its knees, Premier Pierre Laval has gained more personal popularity in France than he has enjoyed for a long time. . . . The average man does not want to risk a fight. France is...

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