ARMY & NAVY: Epic Lobby

The Subcommittee of the Senate Naval Affairs Committee-precise, fingerpointing Senator Shortridge of California, square-jawed Senator Allen of Kansas, ruddy Senator Robinson of Arkansas-last week got down to investigating whether William B. Shearer, naval expert, had broken up the Geneva Disarmament Conference, whether U. S. shipbuilding companies had paid him for doing it.

As the hearings opened William B. Shearer himself, in a smart blue suit with a doublebreasted waistcoat and a red-striped necktie sat in. the front row. Beside him sat his New York lawyer,...

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