THE PRESIDENCY: Shakedown Cruise

In Charleston last week the President was piped over the side, of the Navy's sleek, light cruiser Philadelphia, about to put out on a six-day "shakedown cruise." Across the dock from the Philadelphia lay the ancient battle sloop. Hartford, which Rear Admiral Farragut comm.anded in the Civil War battle of Mobile Bay and the capture of New Orleans. Cried the President to Rear Admiral William Henry Allen, standing with his staff on the pier:

"It looks awful. It's in horrible shape. Why don't you get a WPA project down here and fix it...

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