National Affairs: Again, Fried

Last week a whole westerly gale with a velocity of 65 miles per hour whipped the North Atlantic into mighty combers. Seven hundred miles off the Virginia Capes wallowed the little Italian freighter Florida, bound for Naples. Its steering gear was broken, it was inundated by ferocious seas. For four days the crew lived on fruit and water. Frantically Capt. Giuseppe Favaloro flashed SOS signals. Several nearby vessels received them. But, not having radio compasses, which indicate the direction from which signals come, these ships...

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