FRANCE: Why Only Luxury?

The queer fact that French shipyards rivet together no cargo boats but build only passenger ships was excitably commented on last week by buoyant Louis Rollin who, now rejoicing in the title of French Minister of Marine, is one of the most irrepressible go-getters in the Cabinet of "Tardieu l'Américain."

"We have added a million tons to French shipping since 1914," cried M. Rollin, "a million glorious tons! But I regret to say that all our new cargo boats are of foreign construction. I hope that the limitation of ships of war at London will soon release huge sums enabling us...

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