BELGIUM: Majesty into Economics

Any day he pleased, British King George VI might sit down and write a letter to Prime Minister Chamberlain, urging him to go out and take steps to found a world organization for the Solution of Economic Problems. The trouble would be that in Britain "it isn't done," but in Belgium it is. Last week young, vigorous and thoughtful King Leopold III did it in a friendly letter which began "Dear Prime Minister" and was signed:

"Believe me, dear Prime Minister, your devoted LEOPOLD."

It was the British and the French Governments who...

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