Foreign News: Turkey to the Prefects

The black nostrils of France's earthy, peasant-born Premier snuffed trouble last week as Communists in French naval ports incited restive mobs with shouts of "Hang Laval!" (see col. 1).

Chief reason for hanging Pierre Laval: the Premier's drastic wage slashes, affecting huge numbers of already underpaid Frenchmen. Chief reason for not hanging Laval: his equally drastic efforts to force down food prices, rents, etc., along with wages in a great "Equality of Sacrifice" to keep the French franc at its present gold value. Last week Premier Laval, who locked up his Cabinet for 14...

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