Army & Navy - OCCUPATION: Gasoline Scandal

G.I.s were known to be selling Army gasoline in the French black market (TIME, Oct. 2). But even before MPs cracked down, the quantities were not enough to fuel more than a small share of the flagrant boom in pleasure driving. As more & more civilian cars appeared around Paris nightclubs, the scandal-perceptive French began to smell something.

Last week the scandal broke. After seething for days, Paris newspapers lashed out bitterly at short-memoried French playboys, barging about the capital in fancy cars. More in the know, the U.S. Army spoke more sternly: it announced the assignment of a large...

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