Business: Old Gold Winner

Last week Naval Cadet Pilot William R. Staggs, a black-browed, 25-year-old six footer attached to the aircraft carrier U. S. 5. Ranger off Coronado, Calif., exchanged telegrams thrice with Rear Admiral Adolphus Andrews, chief of the Bureau of Navigation in Washington. Their substance: Might he resign? No. Might he marry? No. Might he have 30 days leave? No.

Cadet Stagg's desire to get off the Ranger was something easily comprehensible to the whole Pacific Fleet. He had just won the puzzler's equivalent of first prize in the Irish-sweepstakes, had beaten 2,000,000 other hopefuls...

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