Foreign News: Dollars

Within an hour after Fighting Frenchman Georges Catroux arrived in Algiers last week (see col. 1), the Giraud Government announced the dismissal of Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, a French industrialist (peanut oil) who had taken a devious but potent hand in North African affairs.

M. Lemaigre-Dubreuil's pre-surrender associations included an interest in a pro-Fascist Paris newspaper, connections with both French and German industrialists. With the consent of the U.S. State Department—a consent which, according to some apologists, was given reluctantly—Lemaigre-Dubreuil recently had been an inter-Allied economic adviser in Algiers.

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