TRANSPORTATION: Monster Out of Morgue

Twelve months ago S. S. Leviathan, only giant express liner flying the U. S. flag, was laid up at a Hoboken, N. J. pier as too unprofitable to operate. While her historic hulk grew dingier against a dingy background, U. S. Lines which bought her from the Shipping Board in 1929 tried to persuade the Government to take her back. Their arguments: 1) There were already more big ships on the North Atlantic run than the traffic warranted; 2) the Leviathan had been losing an average of $75,000 on each round trip before...

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