National Affairs: Smart & Efficient

When the last land dissolves upon the horizon, the sea assumes its elemental, immutable aspect. Ships seen upon it then most truly represent man's control over inanimate nature" if not over himself. President Hoover, 36 miles at sea off the Virginia Capes last week, had a chance to ponder such verities. Over the horizon from the north, looming bullet-grey in the brightening morning, moved four-fifths of the nation's fighting seapower. As an engineer Mr. Hoover had to admire. As a President with instincts toward creative civilization, who had just engaged to limit...

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