The Press: The Rising Wave

In Algiers, the Place du Gouvernement, a sun-baked square between the casbah and the harbor, is known as "L'Abattoir" (the slaughterhouse). There, during the bloody struggle for Algerian independence, Moslem terrorists have taken a steady and fearful toll of Europeans. Last week, L'Abattoir butchers claimed two fresh victims in as many days. The deaths underscored an ugly new dimension that has been added, in its expiring moments, to the senseless 7½-year Algerian war. Both victims were newsmen.

First to die was Jean-Hubert Poggi, 38, of the daily Dépêche d'Algérie (circ. 50,000). A gentle giant of a man who was born in Algiers...

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