Foreign News: Across the Street

Halifax is a salt-rimed sailor's town, dependent on the sea for its livelihood, on war for boom prosperity. But Halifax also has a Calvinist moral attitude; Haligonians still squirm when historians recall that Queen Victoria's father flaunted his pretty mistress, Julie, in the face of Halifax society.

As hospitable as the ancient Scots and Britons they spring from, most Haligonians are proud of their Ajax Club. In 14 months 250,000 ratings, in from the North Atlantic, have found warmth, comradeship, books to read, cheap beer. Mrs. C. Stuart McEuen, club president, and other lady volunteer workers have proudly exhibited plaques presented by...

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