SHIPPING: Kermity the Navigator

The Shipping Board last week decided to merge its services to India and to Australia. Then it allocated the operation of its vessels over the new service to Kermit Roosevelt as president of the Roosevelt Steamship Co.

Kermit had sought this contract for months, might have lost out in the unusually keen competition, were it not for the recommendation of President Crowley of the Fleet Corp. Assured of operating the line, this youngest living son of the late President Roosevelt exclaimed: "I am convinced that there is an excellent future for the American...

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