FRANCE: Bucket of Blood

As the franc weakened somewhat and Premier Pierre Laval was harassed last week by French Radicals, Reactionary Captain Henri Bonneville de Marsangy attended a Radical meeting, raised a bucket of blood high, deluged Radical onetime Minister of Interior Eugène Frot. To inquisitive police peppery Captain de Marsangy replied with a snort, "Of course I got the blood at a slaughterhouse!"


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