BELGIUM: Devaluation No. 2

A respected Brussels broker with a solid clientele is meticulous M. Verviers. Last week his office was crowded with anxious Belgians including several War widows in trailing weeds.

''My husband gave his life for Belgium and King Albert," cried one widow. "I know the Association of Belgian War Veterans has petitioned King Leopold to keep the belga on the gold standard and that people say he will. But can we trust the young King to protect our savings? If only King Albert were alive!"

As well as he could M. Verviers answered, his shrewd...

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