A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 2, 1962

AS we expected, and could not hope to avoid, TIME'S cover last week on the outlawed General Salan ran into heavy trouble in Paris. Around midnight Monday, two plainclothes police inspectors marched into the plant where TIME'S European edition is printed and ordered the presses stopped. They produced orders from Prefect of Police Maurice Papon, citing author—ity dating back to the revolutionary decrees of 1790.

TIME'S Paris publishing staff drove around the darkened city, seeking some official who could modify the order to allow printing of copies for distribution outside France. But it was 10 a.m....

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