FRANCE: On Gold, On Guard

Before he could get Deputies and Senators to go home for the eight-week Easter recess, Premier Pierre Etienne Flandin had to convince France last week that her money and her frontiers are safe.

Parliament had balked when invited by the Government fortnight ago to go home and enjoy Easter. Strong measures were necessary. They were promptly taken by M. Flandin, youngest Premier in French history, most vigorous since Poincare.

Full six feet, four inches tall, Premier Flandin fairly towered over the Chamber of Deputies as he announced a step no other country in the...

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