GREAT BRITAIN: Errand of Mercy

From the West Indies last week the greatest living Welshman, David Lloyd George, cabled home an apology that he was unable to be in South Wales with Edward VIII "on the King's errand of mercy."

His Majesty, shortly before leaving London by special train, perturbed the Cabinet by sending for Percy Malcolm Stewart, the uncompromising Scotsman who, as Commissioner for the Special or "Distressed" Areas, wanted to spend so much money on them that his resignation was accepted by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. The fact that His Majesty went to South Wales straight...

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