FRANCE: Le Front Lopulaire

Out of the classrooms and bistros of the Latin Quarter swarmed the students of Paris. If the people did not know France's overwhelming need, the students did—unity behind a towering political figure. If the people did not know the towering figure, the students did—high-domed Ferdinand Lop, teacher, editor, poet, political scientist and perennial Latin Quarter candidate for president.

Shouting, "Tout pour le front lopulaire —everything for the lopular front!" 10,000 exuberant conspirators converged on the square before their favorite Tav-erne du Pantheon, known as the Lopo-drome. Police barred their way. Undaunted, singing their battle hymn, "Lop, lop,...

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