ARMY & NAVY: Blighted

The career of the Naval Bill which authorized building eight new scout cruisers and making major repairs on six battleships, including conversion into oil burners, went forward on a wave of success which suddenly subsided and left it on a reef. The bill, which carried about $150,000,000, was passed by the House (TIME, June 9).

It went to the Senate and was expected to meet stubborn opposition from the "small Navy" men. Instead, the clerk read the bill's title, the Chair asked if there was any objection. There was none. The bill...

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