Foreign News: Pitcairn's Plight

Rugged Pitcairn Island, the seagirt Pacific refuge of H. M. S. Bounty's, storied mutineers, heard nothing of Britain's last war until months after the outbreak. Word of it was finally brought to Bounty Bay by the crew of a Tahitian tramp. That was before a best-selling trilogy and a four-star movie made Pitcairn Island the most publicized hideout on the seven seas, and prompted a well-meaning, sympathetic U. S. to enrich the 200-odd hybrid islanders with all sorts of civilized niceties, including a powerful amateur short-wave radio station, VR6AY.

Last week, along with a months-high accumulation of mailbags, assorted comforts, phonograph...

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