International: The Burden of Poverty

France's dwindling Communist Party, scrabbling for funds, decided that it could no longer support two daily newspapers in Paris. Ce Soir once (1946) had more circulation (602,000) than any other French paper of the time, but of late it had sunk to a lowly 80,000. L'Humanité, the morning paper, was also sharply down, but "L'Huma" is the certified mouthpiece of Communism in France. Last week Ce Soir announced that it was going out of business. Its editor, Author & Poet Louis Aragon, had an explanation of sorts: "American pressure . . . and the boycott of firms working for war."

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