Foreign News: The General's Pick

When the gold ribbon and Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor is draped around his neck this week. General Charles de Gaulle will formally become President of France for the next seven years. Only then will De Gaulle officially name his successor as Premier. But, noting that would-be Cabinet ministers were all beating a path to the same office. Paris pundits were sure that the job would go to short (5 ft. 5 in.), elegant Justice Minister Michel Debré, 46.

Debré, the able lawyer chiefly responsible for writing the constitution of De Gaulle's...

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