FRANCE: How Else, Monsieur?

There are 1,500,000 civil servants in France and most of them are underpaid. Handsome Pierre Houdard, police commissioner of suburban St.-Cloud, considered himself especially underpaid after he met Betty Coujean. When Betty became his mistress, and Pierre had to support his wife, seven-year-old son and Betty on 13,000 francs ($108) a month, that settled it. Betty, the wife of a racketeer Pierre had put in jail, showed Pierre how he could cover up for a ring of automobile thieves, and make lots of francs.

Last week Pierre and Betty were both in a Paris jail, their racket uncovered.

Chief of Criminal...

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