SHIPPING: Squall

The new superliner United States was turned over to U.S. Lines Corp. last week in the middle of a new squall over the cost of the ship. The line had paid $28 million, the Government $42 million in a subsidy, giving it the right to requisition the ship in an emergency as a troop transport. But for weeks Comptroller General Lindsay Warren has been complaining that the subsidy was $10 million too high, and that the line's ante should be raised.

Last week Harry Truman indicated that he agreed with Warren. Noting that he had twice asked U.S. Lines to...

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