SHIPPING: Build or Rebuild?

The Shipping Board adopted a resolution expressing a change of its plans in regard to rebuilding two of its large passenger vessels. A ship which has borne the names of three famous but ill-assorted men (Kaiser Wilhelm II, President Harding and now Agamemnon) and the Mount Vernon (formerly Kronprinzessin Cecile) were to be reconditioned at a cost of $4,000,000 each.

The shipyards were looking forward eagerly to the work which would keep their large forces of workmen busy. But when the specifications for reconditioning were finally completed the minimum cost was...

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