SHIPPING: Ships-- for What?

Congressionally speaking, few U. S. industries are as strong as the puny U. S. shipbuilding industry, which employed only 55,000 men (in construction) in 1929, only 65,000 last July. No U. S. industry, big or little, has been so welcome in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Washington as shipbuilding. None has sucked so well at the public tit. But last week shipbuilding was threatened with political orphanage. For the sea-loving President and his Neutrality Senators appeared to be compromising with land-loving William Borah and his Neutrality Senators on Cash-&-Carry. This would force Europe's belligerents to come and get whatever Congress will...

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