Politics: In Unpath'd Waters

None could deny that the S.S. Independence was a capital ship for an ocean trip. Adding to the normal opulence of the liner's staterooms and saloons were ballroom and calypso bands, an assortment of fandango dancers, cabaret singers and social directors, and enough rich food and free Virgin Islands rum (for those who tired of the domestic champagne) for a well-sated cruise of indefinite duration—and all at the bargain price of $250 a head. The nation's Governors, after 58 national conferences ashore, had decided to try the unpath'd waters for No. 59. If last week's excursion between...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!