FRANCE: Presidential Tears

Europeans think of grizzled Raymond Poincaré as the hardest of hard Frenchmen, the inflexible Wartime President, the cold-hearted fiscal genius who as Premier saved and stabilized the franc (TIME, Jan. 3, 1927 et seq.).

Last week Europe saw another Poincaré, an old man with tears in his eyes. Broken in health when he left public office, Lawyer Poincaré could not return to practice at the bar. Doctors' fees and hospital bills sapped the small capital he had managed to save. For the past two years he has written magazine articles when not too...

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