Vigilant patriots last week pointed with pride to two news items recounting their country's advancement in transportation. Each item mentioned a new "biggest." They were:

1) Down the ways of the Newport News (Va.) Shipbuilding Co. slid the liner Pennsylvania, biggest commercial vessel ever built in the U. S., constructed at a cost of $7,000,000 for the Panama Pacific Line (International Mercantile Marine). Specifications: 21,000 tons (approximating the America and Cedric); 613 ft. long, 80 ft. beam; two 8,500 h. p. turbo-electric motors capable of 18 knots; capacity, 800 passengers. In service next October, she will ply between New York...

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