Theatre: Olympic To Junk

Most famed of all Cunard White Star liners was the lithe, speedy Mauretania, scrapped four months ago for economy. Scarcely less famed is the Cunard White Star Olympic, which last week started over the same course to the junk pile because she, too, has outlived her usefulness.

Built in 1911, her 46,439-ton hull was the biggest, most sumptuous ever launched in Great Britain. Year later she had a momentary rival in her sistership, the Titanic, but not until the Queen Mary slid down the ways in 1934 did British shipbuilders actually surpass the...