FRANCE: Bonus

To make life in Paris happier for free-spending U.S. soldiers, France had already set up three G.I. nightclubs (dull and se date but with controlled prices), and ar ranged to give tax rebates on their purchase of such luxury oddments as perfume and cosmetics. Last week, the French Government took new steps to ease G.I. economic pains.

In gay but inflated Paree, the pay that U.S. soldiers get — at the official rate of 50 francs to the dollar, v. the black-bourse rate of 130 to 250 francs — goes nowhere fast. Henceforth, the Government an nounced, it would pay...

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