Foreign News: Empire Fair

His Majesty weighs, clothed, 150 lbs.

His Majesty cannot tune in on Continental stations on his radio at Buckingham Palace, because British broadcasting stations interfere.

His Majesty is vexed by the fact that several fireplaces in Buckingham Palace draw imperfectly and smoke.

The above three bits of quaint if unrelated information emerged from visits paid, last week, by Their Majesties to the British Industries Fair which was open in two sections, one at London, one in Birmingham.

At the London show an official of the British Broadcasting Company tut-tutted over the troubles of George V, with radio interference and promised His Majesty perfect reception with...

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