GERMANY: Deutschland Star-Spangled

Herr Bürgermeister Petersen of Hamburg ducked and dabbed at his coat amid a shower of fizzing champagne droplets. "I christen thee New York!" cried Mrs. James J. Walker, wife of New York's mayor, and laughed because she had flung the champagne bottle with too much violence. Simultaneously two bands blared Deutschland Ueber Alles and The Star-Spangled Banner.

Thus, at Hamburg, last week, was christened the S. S. New York, newest 28,000-ton Hamburg-American Liner.

Later it was discovered that Mrs. Walker's hand had been badly cut in five...

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