INTERNATIONAL: Tokens & Cheers

Of the 13 sovereign states which owed $144,000,000 to the U. S. on June 15 last week only small, green, watery Finland, self-styled ''Land of 40,000 Lakes," showed sufficient character to pay her War debt in full.

Finland's war was a savage, desperate, last-ditch fight in 1919 to hurl Russian Bolsheviks back from her beloved lakes. Finnish valor perhaps saved pink & socialist Scandinavia from going red. Exhausted though victorious, Finns obtained from the U. S. Congress credits for grain and other foodstuffs, ran $8,281,900 into debt. Three years later when President...