Foreign News: Small Signs

North Africa's jail doors creaked open last week for 1,300 political prisoners. Men of 28 different nationalities were freed—Czechs, Russians, Poles, De Gaullist Frenchmen and other allies of the United Nations. Still jailed were more than 5,000; their release was promised within two months.

There were other small signs that U.S. and British pressure was slowly improving the complexion of General Henri Honoré Giraud's North African Government:

> Ex-Vichyite Marcel Peyrouton, Governor General of Algeria, promised to reestablish and share authority with Algeria's Superior Council of 60 members—29 appointed, 31 elected. Peyrouton...

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