Wilhelmina, who has reigned longer than any other living king or queen (45 years), let it be known that she said, "These are grave times," when receiving last week her great and favorite Premier, beak-nosed Hendrikus Colijn, bald battler these many years to keep the guilder on gold.

Dr. Colijn had his Cabinet's resignation in his pocket. The Catholic members of his coalition had grown restive on the gold issue, and it might be best to give Catholic Party Leader Petrus J. M. Aalberse an opportunity to form what would be The Netherlands'...

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