Quietly, indeed nearly unnoticed, Alanson B. Houghton sailed with his secretary on the Majestic, to resume his duties as U. S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's. Recalling what shocks had rebounded from his informal talk to newspapermen in Washington (TIME, April 5), he refused to permit the ship-news reporters to quote him on anything.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!