FRANCE: Faux Pas

Two accomplished statesmen met as they strolled about the great Spring Fair at Lyons last week. One was the bland and moon-faced M. Christian G. Rakovsky, Soviet Ambassador to France. The other was the vital, curly-haired Mayor of Lyons, M. Edouard Herriot, President of the Chamber of Deputies, former Premier, and still leader of the most potent political bloc in France, Le Cartel des Gauches (coalition of Left Parties).

M. Herriot, sucking meditatively at his pipe, bowed gravely to Ambassador Rakovsky. For a few moments they leaned...

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