SHIPPING: Stage Setting

The Government's management of its merchant marine was last week again subordinated to a quarrel among the managers. The Shipping Board mounted its rostrum and announced the removal of Admiral Leigh C. Palmer as Chairman of the Emergency Fleet Corporation and the appointment of Elmer E. Crowley of Massachusetts as his successor. Admiral Palmer was offered a subordinate post and declined it. His exit was followed by the exit of a number of his subordinates, some following him out of loyalty, others ousted by the Board "for the sake of efficiency."...

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