FRANCE: Symbol at Stake

As the first anniversary of his Fifth Republic rolled around last week, France's Charles de Gaulle was vacationing in the south at the 11th century abbey of La Celle in Provence. It was either a characteristic bit of lonely audacity on his part or a gathering of strength for the battle ahead, for before President De Gaulle lay the most serious crisis yet to face his regime.

The crisis bore the name of the man most closely identified with the one big success of the De Gaulle era—Finance Minister Antoine Pinay. Hopefully, peace may one day crown De Gaulle's efforts...

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