Algeria: Plea for the Possible

President Charles de Gaulle last week spoke to France and to riot-torn Algeria. His prose had a misty imprecision but, as usual, had a throb of grandeur about it. In the first of three radio and TV appeals for a "frank and massive" yes in the Jan. 8 referendum to his plan to give self-determination to Algeria, De Gaulle warned the Europeans of Algeria that their dream of transforming Algeria into a province of France and Moslems into proper Frenchmen was dead.

Said he: "Some may regret that routine, fear and prejudices have,...

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