Foreign News: Sun Baths

British nudists, British dress reformers and advocates of a brighter London were startled and encouraged last week when peppery George Lansbury, white-whiskered First Commissioner of Public Works, announced himself in favor of nude sun bathing in London parks.

"When I spent a fortnight at the seaside this year," said Commissioner Lansbury in his high, piping voice, "I saw numbers of children running about almost naked, enjoying the sun's rays, and I was very much struck with the improvement in their condition within a few days.

"I spent last Monday going around the London Parks...

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