FRANCE: The Debts

Citizens of the U. S. have been wondering, ever since the last advent of M. Raymond Poincaré as Premier (TIME, Aug. 2) just when this firm and foxy statesman would ask the Chamber of Deputies to ratify the Franco-U. S. debt accord (TIME, May 10, 1926).

The question has not been exactly pressing for two reasons: 1) The U. S. Congress has not ratified the accord, but will have to take the whole matter up again because this measure passed only the House (TIME, June 14, 1926) but not the Senate. 2) Premier Poincare has been so busy rescuing France from...

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