SHIPPING: Fletcher Objects

On Jan. 5, the President Harrison, one of seven ships bought from the Government by the Admiral-Oriental Line* (TIME, Sept. 24), sailed from San Francisco inaugurating the first regular round-the-world service under the American flag. The six other ships, named for Presidents Hayes, Adams, Garfield, Monroe, Polk, Van Buren, will follow the President Harrison at two-week intervals, will stop at 21 ports, will circumnavigate the globe in 112 days each, according to schedule.

A few days after the President Harrison sailed, Senator Duncan U.

Fletcher of Florida, ranking Democrat of the Senate Commerce...