LONDON, May 4, 1926 (UP) - The general strike, falling like a cloud over a projected season of gaiety, has broken up one of the busiest spring programs of social and sporting festivals England has planned in years.
With the announcement that the strike was in effect, the races were called off; social functions were abandoned, and there is a rush of hostesses to recall their invitations.
The women's international golf match scheduled for Harlech Thursday, in which Miss Glenna Collett, the American player, was one of the favorites, has been canceled.
The American embassy is deeply concerned over what to do with several hundred Americans who left for England on transatlantic liners, at a time when the strike seemed almost certain to be averted and who will arrive in the next few days.
Scores of American tourists have already gone to continental cities, and with them have been many Britishers who desired to escape the hardships the strike threatens to bring.
To meet the stoppage of railway service, the transatlantic steamship lines have arranged fleets of motor lorries and busses to operate from London to the seaboard in the place of the boat trains, carrying passengers to and from the arriving and departing liners.