Comings & Goings: Aug. 27, 1928

Gene Tunney, boarding the Mauretania, was beleaguered by flashlight troops, newsgatherers. Said he to them, "No questions, hear? There are 30 of you here and each would ask about 80 questions. That makes, uh, 2,400 questions." Said they to him, "When are you coming back?" He snapped, "No questions, I said." He declared he would not consider going into any business until he returns from Europe, refreshed and mentally regarnished by a Continental tramp with Novelist Thornton Niven Wilder.

Stephen Vincent Benet, U. S. poet and novelist, arrived in the second class cabin...

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