FOREIGN TRADE: Paris Windfall

When the Germans took over U.S.companies, along with almost everything else in France in June 1940, they expected to stay quite a while. Methodically they deposited the profits they made from these companies in two German banking houses in Paris. When they made a hasty exit four years later, they left the accounts intact, the bookkeeping clear. So last week the French Government had good news for some U.S. firms.

More than $30,000,000, representing profits made by the Germans for U.S. and British firms during the occupation, will soon be paid out to rightful...

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