ARMY & NAVY: Another Roosevelt

Talk that President Roosevelt's slim friend Vincent Astor would be made Assistant Secretary of the Navy was very natural. The master of the glossy white yacht Nourmahal, on which the President-elect cruised in February, used to be Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. He donated at least $25,000 to the Roosevelt campaign. But there is a Navy tradition about having Roosevelts for Assistant Secretary.

Last week Secretary of the Navy Swanson marched into the White House and announced that he had found another worthy Roosevelt for the Assistant Secretaryship that was held...

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