FRANCE: Pillars at Peace

Frowning in his southern garden, fatherly little Premier Gaston Doumergue gathered last week that his command to his Cabinet ("Tell the boys to be good") had not appeased the catfight that broke out fortnight ago in his "Government of Appeasement" (TIME, July 30). "Liars! Forgers!" hissed ambitious Conservative Minister André Tardieu, charging the Radical Socialists with complicity in the Stavisky Scandal. "Liar! Cabinet-wrecker!" snarled Radical Socialist Minister Edouard Herriot. "Retract! Resign!" howled both.

Back to Paris to the rescue of his shaky cabinet hastened "Gastounet," carrying with him all the sympathy...

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