INTERNATIONAL: Millions for Sea Monsters

What argufies snivelling and piping your eye?

—18th Century British Sea Chanty

Throngs of teary Germans gathered forlorn on the Hamburg waterfront when fire gutted the Fatherland's superliner Europa as she lay abuilding (TIME, April 8). They knew that Britons, with whom the Europa was chiefly insured, would pay for her reconstruction and put her on the Atlantic to wrest speed supremacy from the British Mauretania. All the same, they gloomed.

Last week Britons by the thousand wrote letters to the Cunard Line. They knew that Depression forced Cunard to stop work fortnight ago on...

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