SHIPPING: Veracity

During August President Coolidge's somewhat threadbare affection for the Shipping Board frayed into open annoyance at assertions by its members that the Coolidge economy plan would force the permanent dry-docking of the Leviathan and other unwelcome marine curtailments. With the coming of September the Chief Executive's resentment crystalized and ripped into the open with the following telegram to B. E. Haney, a member of the Board:

"It having come to my attention that you are proposing to remove Admiral Palmer [Chief of the Emergency Fleet...

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