Notes, Dec. 17, 1923

The Most Noble Order of Crusaders (TIME, Dec. 10) has taken in three scandals. According to the Grand Scribe, Arthur Patterson, the Order has "purified" the Ex-Service Men's Club, has caused persons running undesirable houses in a provincial town to close down and was investigating a gambling scandal. This program of cleaning up Britain seems to be in imitation of Fascist tactics in Italy, minus the castor oil and the big sticks.

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