National Affairs: Trials and Junkets

The plan of Chairman Lasker of the Shipping Board to take the Leviathan on a trial trip from Boston to Cuba and back to New York with 600 guests aboard has raised a great howl of " Junket!'' from many newspapers, chiefly Democratic, of whom The New York World is the leader.

The argument against " the million dollar joy ride," as it is called, amounts to this: The Leviathan had as much of a trial trip as was necessary, going from Newport News to Boston. She is an...

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