SIAM: Mighty Monarch

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The only monarch absolute both in theory and in fact is the King of Siam. Last week this potent small man (98 Ib.) was en route to clasp hands in Washington with President Hoover. When he does so the King of Siam will be the first Oriental ever to enter the White House with the rank and dignity of Reigning Sovereign.

The name of His Majesty is Prajadhipok, easily pronounced with accent on the second syllable pra-chat´-ti-pok. Like nearly all Siamese the King is a Buddhist,...

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