YUGOSLAVIA: Banus-Banat

Last week a royal decree of spectacled Dictator-King Alexander changed the name of his country from The Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, to The Kingdom of Jugoslavia. More vital to most Jugoslavians was another decree issued by King Alexander almost simultaneously. It looked forward to an imminent end of the royal dictatorship established on Christmas Day, 1928 (TIME, Jan. 14) and a return to parliamentary government. It altered the entire map of Jugoslavia by dividing the country into nine Banats or states, each Banat governed by a Banus appointed by...

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