World: Flood of Fear

Not hunger but fear last week drove Europeans by the thousands to flee their homes and jobs in Algeria. The refugees jammed the Algiers docks for ships bound for France. Laden with suitcases, blankets, heavy clothing, thousands of others rushed to Algiers airport, where French planes took off at the rate of nearly one an hour. Since April 1, nearly 50,000 Europeans have fled.

With full independence for a Moslem-run Algeria only weeks away, the country's million Europeans are deservedly fearful of what the future may bring. The daily slaughter of Moslem men. women and children by ruthless S.A.O. gunmen continues; so...

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