International: Turning Point?

Though France's old (80) Edouard Herriot is nowadays something of a cipher, he is also something of a symbol. Associated in most minds with the stirring days of Aristide Briand and the invincible Clemenceau. Herriot is 1) President (Speaker) of the French National Assembly, 2) leader of the influential rightist Radical Socialist Party. Last week Herriot the symbol threw a symbolic wrench into the delicate engineering of the European Defense Community.

Standing before a 16-ft. portrait of himself at a Radical Socialist congress in Bordeaux, Herriot attacked the six-nation treaty which would set up a multinational European army against Communist aggression. Said...

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