FLORIDA: Double Death

It was Franklin Roosevelt who, in one of his inspired moments, launched the Florida Ship Canal with $5,000,000 of relief money last autumn, day after the S. S. Dixie went aground in the treacherous Florida Keys. But it was Florida's senior Senator Duncan Upshaw Fletcher, to whom the President owed much gratitude for important New Deal service in the chairmanship of the Senate Banking & Currency Committee, who got credit for selling the idea at the White House and who became its champion in the Capitol. An inland waterways enthusiast since he went...

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