EGYPT: King v. Cabinet

Since the death in 1936 of Egypt's corpulent King Fuad, the eyes of Egyptian jellaheen have watched the career of his successor-son, 18-year-old King Farouk I. On returning to Egypt to be crowned, the young King chose a commoner as his intended bride, pert little 16-year-old Sasi Naz Zulfikar, daughter of a palace lady-in-waiting, bestowed on her the name Farida, meaning "The Only One." Bickering resulted in the postponement of the King's marriage until Feb. 11. Bickering last week got Farouk into much deeper hot water.

With fine oriental flair old King Fuad...

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