FRANCE: Palace Doors

For four years the French Senate counted among its members two Communists—Jean Clamamus and Marcel Cachin. In the rowdier Chamber of Deputies there were 72 Communists (TIME, Jan. 22). Last week Parliament got around to adding up the recantations which Premier Daladier demanded last October.

A dozen Communist deputies were found to have condemned "Soviet treason." They could remain in the Chamber. Most of the others had organized a French Workers' & Farmers' Party. That was held to be a mere subterfuge; they were ousted. André Marty, fiery Communist expert on the French Army, had disappeared. Deputy Leader Maurice...

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