FRANCE: War will be Peace?

The German Republic has no war office but instead a "Ministry of Defense." Therefore French pacifists find it intolerable that France still has a "Ministry of War." Last week the situation was finally deemed so grave that War Minister Paul Painlevé sped out to Bourg and there proposed amid pacifist plaudits that his war office shall be re-named the "Ministry of Peace."

Furthermore, continued good M. Painlevé, the word war ought to be expunged from written or spoken utterance, during peace times, so that in a crisis the very mention of "WAR!!" would shock and arouse public opinion to combat...

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