FRANCE: If Necessary, Fight!

Premier Camille Chautemps, an experienced juggler of French political groups, could not manage last week to keep the Communist, Socialist and moderate Left supporters of his Cabinet from holding their noses. But while they were doing so. he got them to swallow the general principle of British-German-French-Italian negotiation for a Four-Power Pact, envisioned by the British Prime Minister . The swallowing occurred at a session of the Chamber of Deputies which upheld Premier Chautemps and Foreign Minister Yvon Delbos 439-to-2.

This did not mean that Chautemps can count on such overwhelming support in...

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