Music: At Banff

Siam's small, brown King Prajadhipok marched behind 125 large, hairy Scottish bagpipers in Banff, Alberta, one day last week. The pipers shrilled and wheezed ''The Campbells Are Coming," but behind the King came Rear Admiral Thavara Chayant, royal physician, Siamese Minister to the U. S. Prince Amoradat Kridakara and two inspectors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In a motor car came Queen Rambai and the royal suite. They arrived at a large field. King Prajadhipok (incognito as Prince Sukhodaya) ran St. Andrew's flag up a tall flagpole and opened formally the...

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