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Bestselling Author Edna (Giant) Ferber, fresh from a tour of European cities, eased into home port aboard the Cunard liner, Queen Elizabeth, as it docked in New York last week. Even before setting foot ashore, she had some harsh words to say about the city: "New York is the dirtiest city in the world ... a once exquisitely beautiful woman who has declined into a dirty, degraded, blowzy person ... a scab on the face of our country." The streets, she added, were covered with garbage, "and I don't mean dirt."

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