SIAM: Royal Promotion

Siam's eleven-year-old King, elf-faced Ananda Mahidol, last week got his first practical benefit from his kingship since his Uncle Prajadhipok abdicated last month (TIME, March 11). In the excitement of his ascension to the throne, Ananda, heretofore high in his classes in the Swiss school at Lausanne, which he has been attending, has fallen a little behind. Last week came examinations. A word from His Majesty was sufficient. Thereupon Queen Mother Songkla petitioned the Lausanne director of schools to excuse Ananda from taking the examination. The Siamese Legation in Switzerland repeated the...

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