Foreign News: Empire Notes

Imperial Airways, Ltd., the veteran cross-channel firm, did not send forth last week, as scheduled, their Air Cruise Ship which was to have circled the Mediterranean in a "luxury flight" of 35 days (TIME, Dec. 5). Reason: not one man, woman or child had booked a ticket.

During a temporary absence from London, last week, of the Home Secretary, Sir William ("Jix") Joynson-Hicks, his duties were undertaken by Foreign Secretary Sir Austen Chamberlain, famed Nobel Peace Prize winner (TIME, Dec. 20, 1926), who shortly acted to ensure the hanging of two murderers at Cardiff,...

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