National Affairs: Navy

At the Senates behest Secretary Wilbur dove into the Navy Department's records, discovered:

A Yacht. One Albert C. Burrage leased his steam yacht, Aztec, to the Government during the War. He later claimed $325,000 for repairs, $60,000 for the loss of the use of the yacht. His attorney succeeded in getting $300,000, said attorney being the Hon. William Gibbs McAdoo.

Munitions. Under contract No. 2,010 the Navy Department ordered some 3-inch projectiles from the Edward Valve and Manufacturing Co., Chicago, and partially cancelled this order when the Armistice was signed. The munitions makers claimed...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!