FRANCE: Sea-Going Rooster

Prompted perhaps by England's assuming part of the insurance risk on Cunard Line's fast new trans-Atlantic liner (TIME, Aug. 11), Louis Rollin, France's Minister of Mercantile Marine, took steps last week to make the French Rooster still more of a seagoing bird. When the Chambre des Députés opens in October he will present two bills calculated to encourage the construction of fast commercial vessels and relieve shipyard unemployment.

Bill No. 1 would increase to 250,000,000 francs ($9,775.000) the amount of money annually to be loaned shipbuilders. With particular favor will the...

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