FRANCE: What's the Matter with Kelly?

Last week France had its fourth government in seven weeks. A small but revealing fact in the situation was that the new Premier, Dr. Henri Queuille, who had been active in French politics since 1914 and a cabinet minister 22 times, was unknown in the U.S. Very few Americans could make more than a stab at pronouncing his name.*

In his youth a rural physician in Neuvic, central France, now a 64-year-old Radical Socialist, Dr. Queuille is small (5 ft. 4 in.), slight, and endowed with a mouselike talent for making himself inconspicuous. Last week he ordered the members of...

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