ARMY & NAVY: Profane Proposal

Statistics are usually more decorative than useful. Although it is true that Sweden's annual match output would reach to the moon if laid end-to-end, no lunatic ever thought of asking Swedish Match Tycoon Ivar Kreuger to make his statistic come true.

But Mayor James Gifford Newbegin of Tacoma, Wash., had cause last week to be glad he had remembered a statistic about the Navy's 33,000-ton airplane carrier Lexington.

To suggest the tremendous power of the Lexington, the Navy's publicists have broadcast the fact that her 190.000 h. p. turbo-electric...

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