FRANCE: New High Commissioner

The sovereignty of France has been upheld in her Syrian League Mandate during the past year by two diametrically antithetical High Commissioners: the ruthless martinet, General Maurice Serrail, who was recalled after he bombarded Damascus (TIME, Nov. 9, 1925); and the genial editor of Le Matin, Henry de Jouvenel (TIME, Nov. 30, 1925), who returned to Paris recently and reported Syria still far from pacified.

Last week a third High Commissioner M. Auguste Henri Ponsot was despatched to Syria. M. Ponsot is favorably known as the able director of the African...

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