Cheerful, robustious James Henry ("Jim") Thomas whose smoking-car stories seem to help his popularity as Secretary of State for the Dominions, last week portentously announced: "For the first time in modern history more persons are entering the United Kingdom than are leaving it."

This upset to tradition visibly upset Mr. Thomas who has painful memories of his public failure to solve the United Kingdom's unemployment problem (TIME, June 16, 1930 et ante). Today, subjects of King George who have not done well in the Dominions are hastening home, but a good many British Islanders still emigrate. Though Mr. Thomas viewed...

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