Sport: Loud Noise

Laurel wreaths having gone out of fashion, the U. S. welcomed its victorious athletes on their return from the eighth Olympiad with noise—loud noise — emitted through the natural national mouth, Manhattan.

As the S. S. America steamed up from Quarantine, the heroes and heroines heard a sudden vast cacophony of factory whistles, ferryboat hooters, tug sirens, automobile horns.

Docking at Hoboken, they were con fronted by an attentive swarm of U. S. Customs men, who opened, rummaged, scrambled the baggage with all that suspicious efficiency which is ordinarily accorded to millionaires,...

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