EGYPT: Caliph Candidate

The religious advisers of popular young King Farouk, not yet 19, have long nursed an ambition to have their monarch designated Caliph of all Islam, spiritual head of all Moslems. That job has been vacant since 1924 when the last Caliph, Turkey's Abdul Medjid II, was booted out by Turkey's late Dictator Kamal Ataturk. Carefully schooled, sporty King Farouk has frequently taken time off from golf and duck shooting (see cut) to attend" Cairo's mosques in an effort to convince the Moslem world of his fitness for the Caliphate.

Last week the young King, attended 500 of his army officers,...

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