National Affairs: Pierage

Second to none is the Port of New York, whose city-owned piers are leased to shipping lines from the four corners of the earth. As in many another municipal transaction, Tammany Hall manages to get a crooked finger into dock-leasing. Last week New Yorkers learned why travelers must go all the way to the Army base pier at the foot of 58th Street, Brooklyn, to sail on the fastest transatlantic vessels in the world—the North German Lloyd's Bremen and Europa* Strapping big Heinrich Schuengel, who is for N. G. L. what humorous little Sir...

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