Ex-Premier Georges Theunis did not go to the Riviera (TIME, March 10).
He stayed in Brussels.
King Albert asked Baron Houtart, Catholic Deputy for Tournai, to form a new cabinet. He refused, saying that only M. Theunis was suited to the office under the present circumstances.
MM. Paul Hymans, Adolf Max Pechael and Albert Deueze, all Liberals, called upon M. Theunis, Catholic Party, promised him Liberal support if he would consent to form a new cabinet. As this would give his ministry a solid majority in the Chamber, M. Theunis informed the King...