Ship without harbor, knowing no ease,
Unforgettable queen of the seas;
"Emden," thou never, never canst die;
Over the seas thy shadow will fly,
Ever to make the enemy quail,
Ever in German hearts to sail!
Thus reads one verse of a famed German gloat-hymn, but the fame of the Emden will not live in gloat-verse alone. So decreed President Paul von Hindenburg of Germany, last week.
A year ago in March, a stalwart Emden machinist, Hans Junk, went to President von Hindenburg and asked permission to adopt the glorious name of Junk-Emden for himself and to...