FRANCE: Showdown

Premier Robert Schuman, ordinarily a meek and mouselike man, last week pounced on the Communists like a raging lion. The tide of battle between Schuman's government and the Reds, who were trying to paralyze the nation, turned suddenly in Schuman's favor. It was the legislative measures he proposed against them that really staggered the "Cocos"; but the newly leonine M. Schuman showed himself not averse to a little personal action as well. When Communist Jacques Duclos called him a dirty name in the Assembly, Schuman started right down the aisle. Ushers held...

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