FRANCE: A Mouse for Maurice

World Communism, which seemed to be encroaching almost everywhere last week, suffered a minor setback in Paris. The dour plotters in the Kremlin lost no sleep over it, but Maurice Thorez, French Communist leader, undeniably lost face. For a few days, in fact, his pudgy face was literally disfigured.

Two weeks ago Soviet Ambassador Alexander Bogomolov gave a party to celebrate the Red Army's 30th birthday. Present: French Comrades Thorez, Jacques Duclos and lesser stooges, eccentric Raymond Marquie, a repatriation official who was recalled from Russia last December after he had denounced...

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