Foreign News: Assembly Opened

In a perfect setting of perfect order, perfect weather, perfect enthusiasm, not top boisterous, nott too restrained, King Alfonso XIII, accompanied by his master, Dictator Premier Primo de Rivera, opened the new consultative National Assembly* (TIME, Sept. 26) in the Palace of the Cortes (Parliament), Madrid.

The ceremony was simple, so simple in fact that the monarch and his entourage entered the building by a side door. There were no red carpet, no flowers, no decorations on the Palace, no brilliant uniforms; King, Dictator, Delegates were all dressed in sombre morning attire. The only splash of...

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