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Over the Wire

(February 6--By United Press)

VICHY-Armed with a threat to send the formidable fleet to Africa beyond Germany's reach Admiral Francois Darlan arrived in Paris to seek a compromise on the Nazi-supported demands which would install Pierre Laval as virtual dictator of France.

The French Navy Minister and Chief Under the proposed compromise Petain would surrender to Darlan his direct control of the government, remaining only as titular chief of state, and Laval would be brought back into the Vichy regime in a secondary role.

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