FRANCE: One Good Yank

On dreadful Feb. 6, 1934. half a dozen Paris mobs, enraged by indications of Government complicity in the Stavisky scandals, were moved to rioting which was cut short by the order of Minister of the Interior Eugène Frot. When rifle fire ceased, 24 corpses lay in the streets of Paris (TIME, Feb. 19, 1934, et seq.). Last week, on the eve of the explosive anniversary, sly, black-bearded Eugène Frot, who was once doused with a bucket of slaughterhouse blood, made bold to appear as a practicing lawyer in the Paris Palais de Justice.

The 24 slain "martyrs' " friends, principally...

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