FRANCE: The Phony Thermometer

The first few questions thrown at French Premier Guy Mollet as he descended from a plane at Orly Field last week were about his U.S. visit. Then French newsmen got down to what they regarded as more important: What would the Premier do about the bill in the National Assembly to raise the price of milk half a cent a quart? To an aide Mollet testily commented: "How can I return from high policy talks with Eisenhower and ask for a vote of confidence on milk?"

There was only one characteristically French way to stave off such a humiliating anticlimax: the...

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