Julian Huxley, scientist brother of Novelist Aldous, arrived in Manhattan for a lecture tour, predicted: "The U.S. will be the most powerful country when the war is over, while Europe will be a complete mess."
The Ranee of Sarawak, en route to London from Borneo, sounded off to Manhattan reporters on titled visitors, declared: "They're making enemies. . . . What have we got to be snobbish about? The English aristocracy is down and out. . . . Your moneyed crowd kowtow to anybody with a handle to his name. These smarties don't like me. They like my title."