HAITI: Au Revoir, Magloire

Over heavily guarded back streets, a burly, black-skinned military officer and his family sped one evening last week to Port-au-Prince's airport. Their baggage, a dozen or more steamer trunks of clothes, personal possessions and perhaps a few bundles of useful banknotes, was hastily loaded on a vintage Boeing 307 transport. The family climbed in, the old plane flapped off to Jamaica, and Paul Magloire was finished as the President of Haiti.

For most of his six-year term General Paul Eugene ("Bon Papa") Magloire was a popular chief, a stabilizing force and a builder (TIME, Feb. 22, 1954). He sternly denied...