Milestones: Dec. 6, 1968

Died. Yusif Bedas, 56, former president of Lebanon's Intra Bank, central figure in one of the Middle East's most spectacular financial scandals; after a long illness; in Lucerne, Switzerland. Bedas founded a money-changing business on a $4,000 stake in 1948, built it into a $350 million empire centered around Intra. But in 1966, as depositors' money suddenly flowed out of Beirut, Intra collapsed; Lebanese authorities held him responsible for "unorthodox banking practices," but Bedas maintained that "enemies" had conspired to break him.

Died. Enid Blyton, seventyish, prolific British author of calm, cozy children's...

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