FRANCE: Dueling Mayor

Peppery little Jean Chiappe, longtime Prefect of Police, was one of the most excited men in all Paris last week. Within seven days he had challenged an enemy to a duel, staged a potent political comeback and got himself elected President of the Municipal Council of Paris, a post equivalent to mayor in the U. S.

On his comeback M. Chiappe had gambled high. A Corsican, he was naturally sympathetic to France's extreme right parties. During the preliminary riots before bloody Feb. 6, 1934, Prefect Chiappe was charged with allowing Royalists and Fascists...

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