POLAND: Possum-in-the-box

That strutting player whom many a Pole admires, Dictator-Marshal Josef Pilsudski, played again last week the now famous role which he enacts whenever the Sejm (Parliament) attempts to disobey him.

This time it was a matter of the budget. At the bill's first two readings the Deputies had cut, slashed and patched it—over-riding the demands of the Government a dozen times. Vice Premier Bartel, twittering, rushed out to Marshal Pilsudski's suburban home for advice.

"The Marshal is ill and will see no one," said a...

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