ANNAM: After Coronation, Ping-Pong

The Governor-General of French Indo-China, M. René Robin, reported last week that his undercover agents heard grumblings in the Annamite Valley villages against the wedding last fortnight of their young Buddhist Emperor, pouting Bao Dai (TIME, April 2). It was just as well that the new Empress, pretty little Mariette Nguyen Huu Hao, who was a Catholic and a commoner, remained all week behind the walls of the Red City in Hue. Bao Dai gave his bride what entertainment there was within the walls. A house guest was her sister, wife of a...