ITALY: Rex

What they said: James J. Walker (boarding the brand new 54,000-ton Rex, "Largest Ship Built Since The War," at Genoa): "If I were Mayor. New York would give this ship a grand show on her arrival—with fire boats and all the trimmings New York loves!" Captain Francisco Tarabotto (while Citizen Walker rushed back to his hotel for some left-behind papers'): "I will not wait one minute after twelve o'clock noon!" Five thousand Italians (standing at Fascist salute on Genoa piers as the Rex sailed with Citizen Walker aboard at the last...

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