FRANCE: Cyclist Salengro

The only hard-boiled member of elderly and intellectual Premier Leon Blum's present Cabinet was Minister of Interior Roger Salengro, and paradoxically it was he who last week committed suicide.

M. Salengro's hard-boiled father, after killing a man in a riot spent the rest of his life in prison at hard labor for manslaughter. His wife was accused some years ago by Communist newsorgans of having been, during the War, one of those hard-boiled women who made easier the lot of soldiers, and in her grief at this accusation Mme Salengro died of heart...

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