FRANCE: Millions for Pals

Since Frenchmen know that thrifty President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has a fat little fortune, they would approve if in marrying off an only daughter he dowered her with 20% of it in tax-exempt bonds. Such was the ratio observed last week by shrewd, earthy, peasant-born Premier Pierre Laval when, like equally plebeian Premier Benito Mussolini, he prepared to marry off his José to a count.

José Laval, like Edda Mussolini, grew up her father's pal. Since a Dictator can do more for a pal than a mere statesman, Edda made her debut with a...

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