SWEDEN: 50,000-Kronor Premier

In Parliament last spring Premier Carl Gustaf Ekman nodded approvingly when deputies called for "honesty, complete honesty" in cleaning house after Ivar Kreuger. Last week paunchy Premier Ekman, onetime Blacksmith, onetime editor, Grand Master of Sweden's prohibitionist Good Templars, found himself a victim of the honesty policy.

When Matchman Kreuger put a bullet through his heart last March, Sweden knew that he had been a contributor to Premier Ekman's People's party. Sweden did not know that a month earlier Ivar Kreuger had sent the Premier a personal check for 50,000 kroner from...

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