FRANCE: Heeding the Master

FRANCE Heeding the Master France's Communist leaders were busy carrying out orders. The Kremlin had spoken and Messrs. Thorez & Co. were dutifully sowing disruption far & wide. Main target was the U.S. military assistance program. To halt American arms shipments at ports, strikes were set off last week among longshoremen and transport workers.

The biggest, roughest show was mounted in the National Assembly, and it turned out to be the most riotous performance in the Fourth Republic's uneasy history. The occasion was the government's introduction of a bill specifying penalties for sabotage of the national defense. As the time for...

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