Foreign News: Jokester Jim

The Rt. Hon. James Henry ("Jim") Thomas, Lord Privy Seal, Minister in Charge of Unemployment, returned to England last week aboard the Canadian Pacific Duchess of Atholl from his four-week visit to Canada. His mission, to alleviate British unemployment by selling British goods, chiefly coal, to loyal Canadians, had been slightly impaired by reports of a big new coal field right in Canada (TIME, Sept. 23). Nevertheless "Jim" Thomas was pleased with himself and as the Duchess of Atholl docked he said to the press: "I feel sure that the sequel will be...

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