POLAND: Sick Lion

A kinetic surprise lurks always up the faded, military coat-sleeve of Josef Pilsudski, beloved Marshal of Poland, resolute Dictator, quixotic Prime Minister.

Last week, however, Deputies of the Opposition felt safe. Pilsudski was sick. They knew that he had been too ill to receive the King of Afghanistan six weeks ago (TIME, May 14), and had lain abed ever since, some said paralyzed. Therefore the Polish Sejm (Parliament) rang with furious denunciations of the Cabinet's Budget Bill. This time there seemed no hope that it could be saved by a sudden, dramatic appearance...

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