FRANCE: Cold Christmas

France's Government had long put off telling the French people the facts of France's economic life. Now it could no longer conceal them. To conserve coal, electricity in Paris was cut off for two days a week. To save meat, butchers were allowed to open their shops only two days, over the weekend. Drastic gasoline cuts made taxis a rarity. Bread was harder to get than at any time since World War I. The reason for all this: beginning Oct. 15, France will have no dollars to buy the things which she has not been able to provide for...

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