GREAT BRITAIN: Labor: Tottering

"In the hospital," said Mrs. Clement Attlee of her husband, "he has spent a lot of time with jigsaw puzzles. You know, jigsaw puzzles are fine for making you forget your worries."

Last week, Britain's ailing (duodenal ulcer) Prime Minister left his hospital bed only to face another, deeply worrisome jigsaw puzzle: how to patch up the torn fabric of his Labor Party. He appointed new ministers (see box) to fill the posts left vacant by the rebellious resignations of Nye Bevan and Harold Wilson (TIME, April 30) and the death of Ernest Bevin. Then he tried to rally his followers...

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