Merchant Marine

Two major developments important to the U. S. merchant marine were taking shape last week.

Dollars. On the Pacific littoral, that astute, thin-bearded Scotsman, Robert ("Robbie") Dollar, working these last few years through his able son, R. Stanley Dollar, has jibbed and tacked shipping so skillfully that transpacific commerce moves under his virtual control. Some 30 months ago he bought seven "President" steamers from the U. S. Shipping Board. The Board was glad to sell. At the same time the Dollars (as the Admiral-Oriental Line) were operating...

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