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Day after the ashes of Speaker Edward Algernon Fitzroy (TIME, March 15) were ceremoniously buried in the chancel of Westminster's blitzed St. Margaret's Church, The House of Commons assembled to "elect" his successor. Actually, the new Speaker had already been selected by the majority Conservative Party, approved by Laborites; it only remained for the House to play through a venerable mumbo jumbo.

The clerk, bewigged and begowned Sir Gilbert Campion, rose and pointed silently at National Liberal George Lambert, M.P. since 1891. Lambert then proposed Colonel the Rt. Hon. Douglas Clifton Brown, an Old...

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