Foreign News: Mussolini's Roach

No longer does the hulking Italian liner Rex have to stop at Quarantine for medical inspection since the granting eight months ago of "radio pratique" to certain liners entering New York harbor (TIME. Sept. 6). It stopped there last week, however, to let two moon-faced gentlemen climb down a gangplank to a Coast Guard cutter. The cutter snaked up the river to a Fire Department pier. Here the chubby passengers, Cinema Producer Hal Roach and Dictator's Son Vittorio Mussolini, were transferred to an earnest knot of alien squad members, policemen. State Department and Italian Embassy officials, and rushed cross town to...

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