FRANCE: Calling All Gold!

The new French Cabinet formed by firmly moderate M. Camille Chautemps, after waveringly radical M. Leon Blum had thrown up his hands and resigned (TIME, June 28), entrenched itself last week by securing votes of confidence in both Chamber and Senate, but only after some of the wildest scenes in French parliamentary history.

Sergeants-at-arms in the Chamber of Deputies had to keep separating members who loudly threatened to thrash each other. On three occasions the Speaker, portly M. Edouard Herriot, was unable to get order by ringing his bell, had to suspend...

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