EGYPT: Surest Guarantee

Egypt's 18-year-old King Farouk last week drove through Cairo streets, sardine-packed with cheering, cotton-robed fellaheen to open the first Parliament elected since his Coronation. Sixteen-year-old Queen Farida, who has been breaking precedents right & left since her betrothal, last week led the way in breaking another. With Queen Mother Nazli she watched the opening from the royal loge, the first time female members of the royal family have attended the traditional male function.

As Farouk's hand-picked Premier, Mohammed Mahmoud Pasha, read the ten-minute Speech from the Throne, Farouk gazed on a Chamber far more amenable to his will than the...

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