FRANCE: Work! Discipline! Union!

With native common sense French statesmen decided the time had come last week to reef in just about all the loose sail La Republique let out when she called M. Leon Blum to the helm as her first Socialist Premier, went tearing to the Left under the flag of the Popular Front (TIME, June 15, 1936). With elections to be held next week in every canton of France, the Popular Front Cabinet, now captained by Premier Camille Chautemps with Leon Blum his first mate as Vice Premier, had to decide last week on...

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