Seven Seas

The U.S. Navy is going to be bigger than the combined navies of the rest of world.

Red-white-&-blue thrills ran up & down backs of Congressmen when Carl Vinson of Georgia, chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee, told this fact to his colleagues. He was just explaining how unconquerably large the U.S. Navy will be when 1,900,000 tons of warships (see p. 45) provided in a bill which last week unanimously passed the House, have been completed.

Congressmen on the floor of the House did their best to realize what a historic announcement had issued from Carl Vinson's prosaic lips. He...

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