FRANCE: Confidence

Soberly, above the gilded angels on the Tribune, white-haired Gaston Doumergue faced the Chamber of Deputies last week. Disregarding Communist bellowings of "Assassin! Assassin!" he declared:

"I have not spoken from this place for 20 years. I am not Premier out of any ambition. . . . I came with one great hope. I thought that the Parliament really desired to effect for a time the united front required in the situation. And it seems to me that the spectacle of this Parliament united around an old man in the resolve to...

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