Transport: Dixie Reunion

Three months ago, when the Morgan Liner Dixie was grounded in a hurricane in the Florida Straits, her 231 passengers spent some 60 hours face to face with the greatest terror of their lives. Kept from their staterooms by sloshing sewage and seawater, they huddled about the smashed furniture in the ship's public rooms, sang, peered through rain-drenched windows at the waiting ships which finally succeeded in rescuing them all (TIME. Sept. 16).

Last week, 124 of the 231 went back, cooing with pleasure, to these same public rooms for a reunion unique...

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