FRANCE: Triumph of Bouboule

To the dismay of the French Press and public, to the vast relief of the Ministry of Justice, the nine-month duel of wits between Besson and "Bouboule" ended last week. Onetime Deputy Hippolyte Marcellin Philibert Besson, who took to doing card tricks in a Montmartre café, was arrested by plump Police Inspector

Delmont ("Bouboule" to the French Press because of his resemblance to a fat comic strip character popular throughout France). Besson was dragged to headquarters to start serving the ten-month jail sentence that seemed about to end forever his political career....

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