ARMY & NAVY: Expensive Economy?

Sitting where they could feel the influence of local disturbances and color, a Naval Committee last week went through the usual formality of investigating a disaster after it has happened. At Dover, N. J., where the Naval Arsenal suddenly exploded three weeks ago when struck by lightning (TIME, July 19), the committee last week decided that God's act was unavertable.

Some of the witnesses testified that the danger would have been minimized by subsurface magazines, but that the expenditure and trouble had not warranted such extraordinary precautions. Other gentlemen of the Navy...

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