National Affairs: Worse Than Warfare

U. S. Coast Guard Cutter C-209, patrolling the U. S. shore of Lake Erie for rumrunners last week, sighted a trim yacht. Blam! went the C-209's one-pounder. Blam! Blam!

Five "spouts near the yacht's bow and stern showed how close the shells had flown. Good work. The yacht was heaving to. Acting Commander S. P. Johnson bade his men cease firing. The C-209 bore fleetly down on her suspect.

But something akin to dismay must have filled Commander Johnson's official bosom when he discerned that the yacht was flying the ensign of the Buffalo Yacht Club; that it had ladies aboard; that its...