Comings & Goings: Aug. 6, 1928

Jose R. Capablanca, onetime world chsss champion, left by the Mauretania, predicted gloomily that in 15 years the game of chess will be exhausted, every combination of moves will be known even to amateurs. But he has a plan. Use a larger board, two additional pieces, four players. Mme. Halide Edib, Oriental feminist, sergeant in the Turkish army, once sentenced to death by a Sultan, arrived on the Aquitania, to address the Williamstown (Mass.) Institute of Politics. No Sultan-10ver, Mme. Halide divulged secrets of the Turkish harems, permitted herself a...

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