GREAT BRITAIN: Death of MacDonald

Three days out from Liverpool last week on the small British liner Reina del Pacifico, slowly plowing its way south toward Bermuda and a South American cruise, most of the passengers were just finishing a hearty dinner. In London at the same instant most of the political bigwigs of Britain were finishing an even heartier one, the annual Lord Mayor's banquet. Too ill to eat his own was the Reina's most distinguished passenger, James Ramsay MacDonald. At 8:45 he quietly died of heart failure at the age of 71.

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