BELGIUM: Touches!

"Mais! Qu'ils sont touchés par le soleil!" Thus cried admiring Belgians to one another, last week, as they welcomed home to Brussels beloved King Albert and

Queen Elizabeth, who have just toured the Belgian Congo (TIME, Aug. 6).

Their Majesties were indeed touchés (tanned) by the blazing Afric Sun.

They have soared in throbbing airplanes more than 1,500 miles over Congo swamps, diamond mines, cannibals, palm oil factories, pigmies, ivory hunters, and savage, slimy, man-eating crocodiles. Also Their Majesties sailed a thousand miles down the mighty River Congo (larger than any other except the Amazon). By way of climax, they skirted...