' Francois Mauriac, distinguished
Catholic novelist, playwright and writer of a Life of Our Lord. described General de Gaulle in an article in Figaro last week as the " incorruptible guardian " of the French Constitution.
"No one." says the article, " could have the cause of republican freedom more at heart than the Hcad of the Government. . . . What the old style Radicals object to in dc Gaulle is the fact of a personality which is too strong for the Republic des Camasa'aes ' they are longing for: the fact that he is outside the regulation limits. The Fourth Republic has not inherited the distrust prevalent in the old one: it knows it has nothing to fear from the great solitary figure whose mission goes beyond France and' extends to all Europe::