MOROCCO: The New Man

Roughed up and shaken by an onrush of Moroccan rioters while the police stood idly by, France's energetic new Resident General Gilbert Grandval learned one lesson from the bloody rioting that greeted his arrival in Morocco (TIME, July 25). In Grandval's own dry words: "It seems the police are not able to perform their duties with the necessary ardor."

The fact is, Casablanca's police have openly collaborated with French terrorist gangs, and so one of the new resident general's first acts was to sack Police Chief Jean Vergnolle. Another was to turn the...

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