FRANCE: Bitterness

Famed Edouard Herriot resigned last week after 25 years as Mayor of Lyons, third largest city and "silk capital'' of France.

Reason: A squabble in the Municipal Council of such bitterness that all councilmen of the Mayor's party (Radical Socialist) resigned with him.

Luckless, M. Herriot resigned some years ago the soft, well-paid job of President (Speaker) of the Chamber of Deputies to become Prime Minister of France (TIME, Nov. 12, 1928) but his Cabinet lasted exactly two days.

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