THE PRESIDENCY: Commission No. 13

"I propose, therefore, to appoint a committee of outstanding men who would review these questions and advise upon them. ..."

President Hoover repeated this formula once again last week to set in motion his 13th Presidential commission. Its subject: the merchant marine. The occasion: a deep-rooted controversy within the U. S. Shipping Board over the sale of the Government-owned Black Diamond and Cosmopolitan trans-Atlantic freight-lines. For more than a year disposal of these services has been delayed while the two operating companies and the U. S. lines wrangled with the Shipping Board over...

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