SHIPPING: Mr. Fixit

In Reno a wife may get rid of one husband and acquire another the same day, but industries seldom undergo such swift vicissitudes. For them the process of losing one meal ticket and acquiring another is generally a matter of years. Not so the U. S. shipping industry. Last week, after only 75 days of argument, it underwent the equivalent of a Reno divorce and remarriage, with a disconcerting reduction of alimony.

Celebrated with the launching of 2,300 hastily built Wartime ships, the marriage of the U. S. merchant marine and the U....

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