FRANCE: Expectant Man

Walls, bridges, pavements throughout France last week were emblazoned with the challenging words out and non. With the voting on Premier Charles de Gaulle's proposed constitution just days away, the nation seemed to be drifting resignedly toward its rebirth as the Fifth Republic.

Chief opposition came not from Frenchmen but from Algerian nationalists, who seemed to have moved their rebellion to Metropolitan France for the occasion. In a week of sabotage and terrorism, F.L.N. agents shot up soldiers and policemen, blew up gas tanks and prefectures, booby-trapped an army tank bound for Algeria. Information Minister Jacques Soustelle, who is bitterly...

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