FRANCE: Insult

His honor shining and renewed since his towering public stand against Vichy (TIME, Sept. 21), Edouard Herriot would not yield any small part of it. When the prefect of the Rhōne police department asked him, in his home, for "an engagement of your honor in writing" to stay in France, he refused it.

"You insult me," said the septuagenarian President of the onetime Chamber of Deputies, vigorous in his resistance, in the growing resistance of France. "You can tell your masters that I am not obliged to take any engagements. I have only one thought, to serve France. How, does...

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