HUNGARY: Count Contre Count

Bewildered patriots wondered whom to believe, last week, when Hungary's two foremost Counts and statesmen made public and opposite answers to a vital question: "Is or is not the Archduke Otto of Habsburg now King of Hungary, since he has come of age?" (TIME, Nov. 26.)

"Otto is King!" proclaimed Count Albert Apponyi, venerable and honored representative of Hungary before the League of Nations. As President of the Legitimist Party the Count issued this further statement:

"By immemorial right of the Habsburg Dynasty the eldest living male descendant of our late King Karl became King of Hungary when he [Archduke Otto]...

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