ARMY & NAVY: Old Ironsides


A happy, happy man was U. S. Circuit Judge Curtis Dwight Wilbur one day last week as he stood on the dock of the Charlestown (Mass.) Navy Yard and watched the 134-year-old frigate Constitution go back into naval service for the fourth time. The occasion was a belated climax to his career as Secretary of the Navy (1924-29). Frankly a sentimentalist, one of his outstanding deeds in office was sponsoring the collection of thousands of pennies from thousands of school children to pay for the reconstruction of this black, chunky relic....

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