YUGOSLAVIA: Much in a Name

Naming princes is a ticklish task. On account of the Irish it was necessary to include "Patrick" among the seven given names of Edward of Wales. On account of the Slovenes plump Queen Marie of Jugoslavia was obliged, last week, to select a Slovene appellation as the principal name of her lately born third son (TIME, July 22).

Buxom Queen Marie's stern consort, Alexander I, is called "King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes"—three peoples commonly called "Jugoslavs" (southern Slavs) for short. The potent, ruthless...

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