A hoarse, warning bellow tore through the fog of postwar shipping plans last week, set Britons tooting nervously. Back in Washington from a three-week visit to London, U.S. Maritime Commission's Rear Admiral Howard L. Vickery announced that he had told the British the U.S. "had become a maritime nation and intended to remain one; that we would do it by cooperation if they wanted to but, if they 'didn't want to, we were going to do it anyway. . . . But ... it is much better to do it in cooperation ....

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