GREAT BRITAIN: Syllabub

¶ Raised last year to 5 ft. 4 in., the height standard for recruits enlisting in the British Army was put back last week to 5 ft. 3 in.

¶ George V, who sent flowers to James Ramsay MacDonald after his second (right) eye operation, visited the Prime Minister and told him severely to stop fidgeting and lie perfectly still as his doctors recommended. Less fidgety after this Royal command. Scot MacDonald improved rapidly, left London for a month's complete rest at his Lossiemouth home, "The Hillocks."

¶ Eager to make Lossiemouth a prettier...

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