FRANCE: Debt Wrangle

The sizzling Paris heat at last proved too much for even grizzly-bearded M. Raymond Poin-caré. He, "Lion of Lorraine," President of France during the War and for 35 months past her indomitable Prime Minister, will be on the 20th of next month 69 years old. In the course of the present debt debate (TIME, July 22), he had addressed the Chamber for a total of more than 37 hours (three or four hours daily) reading every word from sheets covered with his neat, almost microscopic handwriting. Result: the strain gave him a high...

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