GREAT BRITAIN: Buffaloes & Rot

Forty of the 50 Britons who perished on the R-101 (TIME, Oct. 13, et seq.) were members of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.

According to irate members of the R. A. O. B. the enormous pile of flowers on the common grave of the 50 dead at Cardington was allowed to remain there and rot for months, tributes from 5,000 R. A. O. B.'s being involved.

Both the Mayor of Cardington and the Vicar protested that they had no authority to remove the noxious, disintegrating mass. But not in vain were Buffalo protests....

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