National Affairs: Peace: Now & Then

As the Italian liner Rex hove to last week off Gibraltar, a tall, icy-eyed man leaned on the rail, watched impassively as British censor officers came alongside. While seamen removed from the Rex's hold 334 bags of U. S. mail addressed to Germany and Poland, Sumner Welles, U. S. Under Secretary of State, left his post at the rail, joined the British officers at tea on the veranda deck. Presumably as a compliment to him, the Rex was cleared in the record time of three hours and 40 minutes. Then the British officers politely...

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