FRANCE: A Gesture to Joe

Until a few weeks ago the 11,000 citizens of the sober little town of Saint-Junien in central France got along all right with their Communist mayor. Then M. le Maire Martial Pascaud decided to make a gesture of obeisance to his masters in the Kremlin. Tottering old Communist Leader Marcel Cachin paid a visit to Saint-Junien. To mark the occasion, Mayor Pascaud marched a party of 100 local Communists down Saint-Junien's main street, the Boulevard Leon Gambetta, to hang new signs on each corner rechristening the street Boulevard Joseph Staline. When the street...

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