ARMY & NAVY: Canal Destroyed

Down from overcast skies in the Panama Canal Zone fell an envelope attached to a wire and a weight. Where it landed, men in uniform gathered excitedly, discussed its exact location, took the letter to more important men in uniform whose faces were grave.

As the envelope contained nothing more disturbing than an affectionate note from Lieut. James H. Carrington, U.S.N., to his wife, it was swiftly despatched to Havana, there to be relayed by air mail to the Carrington home in California. But rarely had a note from a Naval lieutenant...

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