World: France: Sense of Disarray

Except for the warming gleam in Jacqueline Kennedy's eye, it was a chilly, depressing week in Paris. Day followed day of lowering clouds and slanting rain. Though large crowds gamely lined the boulevards to cheer the closed limousines that splashed by. Parisians were preoccupied by their own multitudinous problems—Algeria, the restive French army, the treason of the generals which led to April's clumsy insurrection in Algiers.

Swirling Snow. During the 48 hours before the Kennedys arrived, a dozen Paris gun fights left two policemen dead and four Algerians wounded. Gendarmes piled 931 suspect Algerians into paddy wagons and carted them off to...

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