Premier Henri Jaspar stood up, haggard and grave, before the Chamber last week. "You must help us!" he cried to the 78 Catholics, 78 Socialists and 23 Liberals whose nicely interbalanced votes have so often deadlocked the Chamber against itself.

"We are going to explain the true situation to the country," continued M. Jaspar above an uneasy rustling from his Catholic adherents. "I ask the Chamber at a time which is singularly reminiscent of the tragic days of 1914 to give us power to prevent those of our citizens who are...

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