IRISH FREE STATE: Guttersnipes!

"We would welcome expulsion from the British Commonwealth of Nations," earnestly announced tall, teacherish President Eamon de Valera of the Irish Free State last week. "Expulsion would make us stand on our own feet now, just as we shall have to do later."

Two days later Dublin's "Messiah of Freedom," kept his election pledge to introduce a bill abolishing the oath of fealty to King George sworn by Free State Deputies and Senators (TIME, Feb. 29, et seq.). Before packed galleries Mr. de Valera presented to the Dail what will be known merely...

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