FRANCE: Au Parlement

That great, gentle mathematician War Minister Paul Painlevé asked a favor last week of his good friend Joseph Paul-Boncour, leader of the Right Wing Socialists, outstanding pacifist, fervent champion of the League of Nations before which he represented France in 1924-25. All that M. Painlevé asked of M. Paul-Boncour was that he would introduce and sponsor in the Chamber a bill proposing to spend 7,000,000 francs ($280,000) forthwith on armaments to protect the frontiers of France.

Enlightened, Pacifist Paul-Boncour inspected the bill, found it good and "purely defensive," introduced it with all the...

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