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' Palestine Max' Affair Ends Luxury Trips

To France; Near Panic

I ONDON, April 14.-Something very near panic 13

spreading through the luxury hotels of France as a result of the "Palestine Max" Intrator scandal, say* the "Daily Mail's" Paris correspondent.

Easy-goin holidaymakers in Taris, on thc French Kivieia and at Biarri'tz* have sudde. ly real- ised that thoy have been living

j ir. h fools' paradise.

Those wno yestcuTay w¿ra sunbaking happily on fashionable beaches arc today preparing tc return to England.

A quiet visit to Fr m.-c by a . J" ev. Scotland Ï ai J de'. .'ches has

cau.'.cd uphvv.\ a ' j

A Treas ivy ... "";cial tien les VÖ i..cits that ma:.v Ii ri tis - tourist.-» lu»'e been ofï'i-îa'ly ordered bac'.;

It was possible, he said, that numbers were being forced to re- turn because they were short of

money.

They realise that they can- not any longer safely cash cheques with the Intrator ring, spend more than the £75 which

the Torasiiry permits tneiu to spend abroad.

The "Daily Express'' says that the latest batch of intrator cheques to be cleared reveals that a married couple from bri- tain who wintered in Franco, signed cheques for .£20,000.

A northern ind usinai bc sign- ed cheques foi" £3,500 and a dance band leader for £1,000.

The Treasury demanded ex- planations from more than 1,000 people about' cheques given to Intrator. The Treasury chinos lbO of them as unsatisfactoiy and prosecutions will be launched

WOMAN FINED £600

A Bow Street magistrate fmeft 'a woman J-600 on three summonses alleging issue of cheques in France contrary to currency regu« talions. Two cheques were cashed in Cannes. They were made pay«

able to Intrator.

Thc "Evening Standard" says several currency prosecutions of "more than usual interest," either because of the sums ol' money or the persons involved, will be heard at Bow Street during April.

Scotland Yard is likely to ex- tend inquiries to Switzerland.

A man residing in Surrey, who had visited France last year, shot himself af Uv a summons had been served on him.

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