Transport: Q. E. D.

Slim as a lancet, her trim superstructure melting into as slick an air-flow contour as any Hollywood futurist ever conceived, the 112-foot triple-screw yacht Q. E. D. poised one afternoon last week ready to glide down her skids for a maiden wetting in the ebbing waters of Manhattan's malodorous Harlem River. Beneath the concave bows of this fuselage-shaped ship stood her owner and chief designer, round, rubicund Hollander Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker, an old hand at aircrafting, a brand-new hand at shipbuilding.

He was about to send down the ways a $200,000, seagoing...

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