17 October 2010

A Chocolate Soda without Chocolate


From an article by Billy Rose in the St. Petersburg Times on this day in 1946:

The other day the Cunard-White Star Line admitted that one of the three smokestacks on the Queen Mary is a phony. Who asked them? I've always believed the number of smokestacks was a measure of the power of a ship. Now, a marine architect named George Sharp says the biggest ship needs only a dinky little pipe. A pox on him! To me a stackless ocean liner is like a chocolate soda without chocolate.

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