GREAT BRITAIN: This is Ghastly!

Jauntily, impishly, Edward of Wales appeared in evening dress with a red carnation, one night last week, thus setting London's impeccable chappies terribly agog. On the very next evening dozens of red carnations appeared in Mayfair, and smart women flattered their escorts by thrilling, "How adorably ghastly!" Meanwhile, however, Jester Wales, having had his floral joke,* was speeding nocturnally toward the north of England, to visit in grim earnest the stricken coal fields where a half-million miners are workless and nigh to starving (TIME, Jan. 7)....

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