Foreign News: The Last Word

The French Government's anti-inflationary program to halt wage increases was not printed in the Paris press; all newspapers were shut down by a printers' strike for higher wages.

Communist Minister of Labor Ambroise Croizat found "the vital interests ... of an impoverished and anemic France" endangered by the strike. After seven days the strikers went back to work, still smarting at the treatment they received from a Government predominantly composed of professed friends of labor. The printers, however, had the last word. When the Communist Humanité approved Croizat's stand, Parisians had no chance to read the party line. Union printers found two...

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