ARMY & NAVY: Pocket Change


Secretary of the Navy Swanson, just back from a two-month trip to the Pacific Coast, emerged from a Cabinet meeting one day last week and, narrowing his sharp old eyes, summoned the Press. The President, said he, was thinking of moving the Battle Force from the Pacific to the Atlantic next year. Why? "Well, the fleet ought to know both oceans and both coasts."

Later that day President Roosevelt formally authorized the maneuver. Beginning early next spring the Battle Force, which has been in the Pacific, its normal base, since 1930,...

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