People, Mar. 5, 1956

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Argentina's booted ex-Dictator Juan Perón was about to be booted again, this time from his refugee quarters in Panama's Hotel Washington. Official reason: his landlord is the U.S. Government, which runs the hotel for transients, not permanent guests, as Peron seems to be.

With the House of Commons already on record for abolition of capital punishment (TIME, Feb. 27), Britain's Chief Hangman Albert Pierrepoint, 45, whose family has monopolized Britain's gallows trade for 85 years, quit his $42-a-job sideline. Although three murderers now await...

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