SHIPPING: Dictatorship?

Four visitors called at the White House and went into conference with President Coolidge. One of them was Wesley L. Jones of Washington, Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee ; another was Duncan U. Fletcher of Florida, ranking Democrat of the same committee. The other two were members of the Merchant Marine Committee of the House. When the conference had concluded, Senator Jones announced that Rear Admiral Leigh C. Palmer, U. S. N., retired, had been chosen head of the Emergency Fleet Corporation.

If there was any surprise in this announcement, it was...

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