BELGIUM: Quiet Again

Belgium's "crisis" ended in total victory for Premier Paul-Henri Spaak. When a faction of his own Socialist Party had refused to go along with his handling of the Socialist-Catholic dispute over school subsidies, he had resigned (TIME, May 17). Last week, at the "earnest request" of Regent Charles and of Parliament, he withdrew his resignation. Spaak was back on his own terms—the compromise finally adopted in the school dispute was (except for minor details) the one on which he had insisted all along. "He is really strong —too strong for the others," said a Brussels delicatessen storekeeper as he...

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