Foreign News: Maiden Rothermere

Last winter bulbous, blustery Viscount Rothermere, "Hearst of England," was furiously castigated in the House of Lords for the fact that he had been a peer for 20 years without so much as taking his seat. His attacker was peppery Major General Baron Mottistone of Mottistone. Barked Lord Mottistone: "I denounce him for his absence from this House! And I say it is wrong that this man can control great organs of public opinion and circulate to millions his wild statements."

One day last week the handful of peers and black-frocked bishops in the...

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