Foreign News: Cathedral & Dirt Track

Proudly last week Britons spoke of what many called a renaissance of their merchant marine. They meant two new trans-Atlantic liners: the 40,000-ton Canadian Pacific Empress of Britain recently christened by Edward of Wales and the White Star Line's 27,000-ton Britannic which maiden-voyaged to Manhattan last week as "the largest cabin class liner in the world."

As the Britannic steamed in, Manhattanites sat watching and listening to a talking film of the Empress of Britain's christening. They saw Christener Wales drop easily into conversation with...

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