BELGIUM: Again, Flemings

One Yens, pistol in pocket, took a seat in the gallery of the Belgian Chamber of Deputies last week, presently blazed away at the Socialist benches. Socialist Deputy Uytroever clutched his side. Bounding upstairs the Sergeant-at-Arms seized Citizen Yens who made no effort to escape, calmly explained:

"When the War began I was a lamplighter. Being also a Fleming I naturally took part in the Flemish independence movement. For this I was persecuted by the Government. I lost my job as lamplighter. ' Now I...

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