FRANCE: First Blush

The day was balmy, fair and germinal—a day appropriate for dalliance, or at worst for relaxation. Therefore, the practical citizens of France bustled forth in unusual numbers to elect members of the Chamber of Deputies.

When votes were counted, last week, it was seen at first blush that not a single Communist had been returned and that the country had swung toward supporters of the Sacred Union Cabinet of Prime Minister Raymond Poincaré, savior of the Franc. The second blush would come seven days later, when Frenchmen will vote again in those constituencies where no candidate obtained a majority last...