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French Chamber Votes Olympic Funds

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Victorious in their bill appropriating 900,000 francs for French participation in the 1936 Berlin Olympic games, Government leaders in the Chamber of Deputies prepared today to seek further grants.

The appropriation bill son by a vote of 410 to 161 despite opposition by a number of Left leaders. During the debate on the measure Socialist Deputy Jean Longuet met with an ovation from the Left when he declared:

“We are ready to hold out our hand to working, proletarian Germany, but not to Hitlerite Germany.”

Minister of Health La Font replied that the question was purely a sporting matter. The appropriation will pay only for the equipment of the French teams, he pointed out, and demands for further grants are expected to be introduced shortly.

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