National Affairs: S.S. NEVERMORE

Scenes like this reunion were the bright side of the picture when the grimy Spanish freighter Navemar came to port in New York Harbor last week. Seven long weeks before, she had cleared from Seville, with a miserable human cargo, mostly war refugees. Built to accommodate 28 passengers, she had packed 1,120 aboard, into her hold and every usable part of the ship. Some of them had paid scalpers as much as $1,750 for their unforgettable passage.

According to their stories, they sickened on rotten food. In crude bunks they lay for days, some of them stricken with fever. Six died....

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