POLAND: Election

Outrageously high-handed measures were countenanced by Dictator Marshal Josef Pilsudski during the general election completed last week. At the same time, however, he could point to an impartial report showing that Poland has prospered vastly since his swashbuckling seizure of power (TIME, May 24, 1926).

Balloting. Thirty-four parties crowded the field, an average of slightly more than one political group per million Poles. To meet competition thus keen, the Sanatzia or Healthy Politics party, supporting Pilsudski, adopted quaint & questionable expedients:

1) Rural constituencies of ignorant Roman Catholics were treated to a...