Blum Target of Attack in Paris

AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN FLUNG A HEAVY GLASS BOWL AT VICE-PREMIER LEON BLUM AS HE STEPPED OUT OF AN AUTOMOBILE ON A PARIS STREET TODAY, THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED.

THE OBJECT FAILED TO HIT BLUM. THE MYSTERIOUS ASSAILANT FLED AND DISAPPEARED. THE BOWL WAS WRAPPED IN A SHEET OF PAPER ON WHICH WAS WRITTEN “VIVE LA ROCQUE!”

(COL. FRANCOIS DE LA ROCQUE IS HEAD OF THE FRENCH SOCIAL PARTY, SUCCESSOR TO THE BANNED PRO-FASCIST CROIX DE FEU.)

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