Foreign News: Kings, Etc.

Britain's George V ordered for self and Queen-Empress last week five superluxe motor cars, all 12-cylinder Daimlers. Total cost: $65,610. Smart Royal reason: "Their Majesties hope, by setting an example, to assist in relieving unemployment during the winter months."

Japan's Emperor Hirohito formally signed, ratified and impressed with his seal as "Son of Heaven" the London Naval Treaty (TIME, Aug. 4, et ante), thereby made it operative, as the U. S. and Britain have already ratified it.

Two days later the Sublime Emperor, reviewing a list of his superfluously numerous palaces and villas, ordered...

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