BRAZIL: Pereira, Pessoa, Parahyba

Joao Pessoa, assassinated President (Governor) of the State of Parahyba, lay in his coffin in Recife, State of Pernambuco last week and no one dared take him home. News of his death, escaping over foreign cables, lifted one corner of the veil of secrecy which has shrouded affairs in Parahyba since January.

The State of Parahyba is a mountainous oblong of land, almost three times as big as Belgium, on the eastern point of the bulge of Brazil. The late Joao Pessoa was more than its Governor. He was the defeated National Democrat...