Transport: Cot's Fiasco

Pierre Cot is a scrappy, bespectacled Radical-Socialist of 41 who is generally regarded as one of France's smartest young politicians. He has held the post of Air Minister off & on since 1933. His biggest feat was the merging of five unimportant airlines into potent Air France. Last week his prestige from this achievement was, temporarily at least, forgotten as the result of a fiasco which has been in the making for a year and last week attained its climax.

To publicize the Paris International Exposition, Minister Cot last fall suddenly conceived and as...

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