Foreign News: Sailors & Fairy Belles

Officers on watch in the British Navy wear brown kid gloves turned down at the wrist. There were hours last week when officers of the Atlantic Fleet amplified this costume with big-hammered Webley service revolvers bulging their hip pockets.

The fleet was anchored in Cromarty Firth, a curving 20-mi. arm of the sea bound in by grey Scotch mountains, ready to sail for autumn battle practice in the North Sea. Early in the week the 12,000 sailors of the fleet learned full details of the pay cuts imposed by...

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