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50 Years Ago

From the September 22, 1934, issue

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2:35pm, September 22, 2004

CUNARD OCEAN GIANT READY TO TAKE TO THE WATER

September 26 marks the day when King George and Queen Mary of England journey to the shipbuilding town of Clydesbank, Scotland, to launch the new Cunard super-liner—the "534." Unofficially, the Princess Elizabeth has been suggested as the name for the new giant of the seas, but the ultimate name of the ship is carefully shrouded in mystery.

With a length of 1,018 feet and with a 115-foot beam, the "534" is 100 feet longer and 10 feet wider than any ship now afloat. British marine engineers will be disappointed if the "534" does not reach its estimated speed of from 32 to 35 knots an hour. Its gross tonnage is 73,000 tons.

SYNTHETIC VITAMIN PRODUCES STRIKING UNEXPECTED CURES

Synthetic vitamin C, called ascorbic acid, in its first actual use on medical patients is producing very striking and unexpected d

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