Foreign News: Moroccan Affairs

Last week the sheetlets of Madrid exploded into scareheads. "SPANIARDS CAPTURE AJDIR, CAPITAL OF ABD-EL-KRIM," they trumpeted. To the heads of Spanish patriots rushed a hot, sweet surge of triumph.

At a window of his palace appeared King Alfonso, to receive a frenzied ovation from his people. The roars of shirtless .peons and the cheers of hidalgos forgetful of their dignity drowned his Majesty's words in praise of General Primo de Rivera, "the Conqueror of Ajdir."

Flushed with triumph, Alfonso declared privately: "Morocco is the keystone to the prestige of the white race and of the Christian civilization in North Africa .... Spain's...

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