Foreign News: Dipping and Scratching

Paunchy, shaggy-haired Premier Briand of France met taut-waisted, sleek Dictator-Premier Primo de Rivera of Spain at the Quai d' Orsay last week.

Each took a pen, dipped, scratched. By their dipping and scratching they validated in perpetuity a Franco-Spanish pact exiling Abd-el-Krim, famed captured Sultan of the Riff (TIME, June 7), to the island of Réunion or Bourbon.

Many a Spaniard was vexed at Dictator Primo's exalted connivance at providing Abd-el-Krim with opulent support for life on a balmy isle 45 miles long, 32 wide and only 380 miles off the coast of Madagascar. At...

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