National Geographic : 1939 Jun
KALEIDOSCOPIC LAND OF EUROPE'S YOUNGEST KING which was fired the first blast of the greatest war in history; a fort, Singidunum, be gun by the Celts in the third cen tury B. C. and now bearing a television tower; a church rebuilt from a powder magazine; a zoo logical garden built into old Turkish fortifica tions, and a statue of Thankfulness to France, bear ing a figure so streamlined that it seems ready to fly from its base. RELICS OF THE ASSASSINATED KING In the Mu seum of King Alexander Relics, also within the park, are assem bled all his per sonal belongings: uniforms, a stuffed, sorrel coated saddle SHE horse, his favor ite; writing desk The Croatian woman, ' doughnut-shaped loaves fi with unfinished Her other hand is left free letter, pen, and with other purchases. pince-nez lying where he put them down when starting on the tragic trip to Paris in 1934. In an adjoining room is the limousine in which he was assassinated at Marseille, a model of a past decade, battered, roughly re painted, tires worn down to the tread. Upon its gray cushions are black-red stains from the ruler's mortal wounds. Belgrade, rebuilt since the war, is again going through growing pains. A giant apartment house has been razed to provide a square in front of St. Mark's Cathedral. New streets are being cut, the Theater Square and Slavija reconstructed. On the deep-flowing Danube will soon rise a sta dium, and across the Sava, on Ciganlija © Relang from Three Lions iUYS BREAD BY THE STRING on her way home from market, suspends twelve rom one hand, which also grasps a walking stick. to steady on her head the homemade sack, bulging Island, another, each with a capacity of fifty thousand. A dredging machine coughs and splutters, sucking up incalculable tons of Sava bot tom and spewing them out upon a water level area across from the city. Here on reclaimed land will rise an immense new residence quarter. A CHANCE FOR NEW "HELLO GIRLS" At the central bureau of the telephone company I found a service modern but sadly overtaxed. Eleven thousand sub scribers were being served and thousands more were clamoring for service-a good index of business development.