Radio: Worcester in Europe

During the night, a French Communist had crudely painted "U.S. Go Home" on a shuttered store front in Montmartre. The next morning an American newsman named Louis Fontaine set up his portable tape recorder beside the sign. He asked passers-by what they thought of it. Most of them did not know what the English words meant. A few did.

"Abominable!" snorted one woman. A Frenchman, who had once lived in New Orleans, agreed. But a milkman, stopping his horse-drawn wagon at the curb, said with a shrug, ''Ben oui. We got along without them before, we can get along without them now."

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