Henry Est Arrive

As M. Henry de Jouvenel, the new French Civilian High Commissioner to Syria (TIME, Nov. 16), arrived at Beirut last week, he was greeted by delegations of nearly all the religious and political groups* in the country except the rebellious Druses. It was estimated that before nightfall 10,000 people had passed through his office, and many Syrian chieftains pledged him their support. The streets of Beirut were decorated in his honor and a very evident attempt was made to stage a "popular welcome" which would wipe out memories of the unpopular and ruthless...

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