NAVY: Atlantas

In a black crepe dress, black low-heeled shoes, black silk stockings, and a pink hat, Atlanta's Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind), who described herself as "an old baseball player," batted a bottle of champagne on the prow of the light cruiser Atlanta, sent her down the ways in Kearny, N.J. Same day the Navy launched a sister ship, the San Juan at Quincy, Mass.

These new 6,000-ton, 5-in. gunned cruisers (five more to be launched), with slim cut-waters, hold enough secrets to make any spy's mouth water. More loquacious than usual the Navy let out one incredible fact, their...

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