Foreign News: Spartan, Stoic

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

Ensconced at home, whirring through the Underground, or sipping their office tea, British men of civil power chuckled, grew grave, and finally expressed satisfaction last week at the doings of James Henry Thomas, M. P., Secretary of the Railwaymen's Union, famed "Balance Wheel of British Labor."

While swimming off Weymouth, Dorsetshire, clad only in bathing trunks, accompanied only by his daughter, "Honest Jim" Thomas felt suddenly the plash of wavelets where he had sensed protecting wool an instant sooner. As his toes writhed to catch the slipping garment,...

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!