ITALY: All Were Magnificent

Members of New York's Tammany Hall may or may not be a burden to the city; they seem a positive jinx to the Italian Line. With pinchbeck little James John Walker aboard, the brand-new 51,000-ton, 28-knot Rex broke down at Gibraltar, reached Manhattan three days late. The slightly smaller, equally fast and ornate Conte di Savoia left Naples on her maiden voyage fortnight ago with New York's Police Commissioner Edward P. Mulrooney as passenger.

Just at dark, the night of the Captain's Dinner, all the lights went out. Passengers rushed from the...

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