Foreign News: Snappy Days

Floundering in the doldrums of Depression, small Belgium has had recourse to a threat: either France, leader of the World Gold Bloc, must come to Belgium's economic aid or Belgium will quit the gold standard so cherished by France.

To present this alternative in an appropriate atmosphere, Foreign Minister Henri Jaspar of Belgium succeeded in assembling at Brussels last week a conference of the entire Gold Standard Bloc: France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Poland. The Poles had at first refused to attend. At the last minute Warsaw got wind that Paris...

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