BELGIUM: He Will Be Shot

By a vote of 117 to 92, Belgium's Chamber of Representatives last week decided to hold an advisory referendum on whether Leopold should return from exile to be King of the Belgians. At week's end the Regent Prince Charles signed the bill. Within 40 days the plebiscite will be held, probably on Sunday March 19. In the picric-flavored debate which preceded their vote, the Deputies had already expressed their opinions of Leopold. The Socialists were most voluble. Shouted young Socialist Deputy Victor Larock: "Leopold is not contested as the king of golf. But he always will be contested as...

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