Foreign News: Anachronism

In liberated Lyons CBS's Eric Sevareid found and interviewed an anachronistic Frenchman whom the F.F.I. would give a good deal to find. Charles Maurras, 76, editor of the Royalist Action Fran false, diehard antirepublican and brilliant man of letters, was hiding from F.F.I, vengeance. Wrote Sevareid:

"Maurras opened the door for us. ...

With him was Pujo, his lifelong colleague.

. . . There was something pathetic about

these two bent, white-bearded men. Their

Victorian clothes and manner exuded the odor of decay, and one felt that here in this cramped room filled with musty...

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