Transport: Post-Mortem

How the Morro Castle fire started, where it started, and why it burned so fiercely remained mysteries no nearer solution than ever last week when Assistant Director Dickerson N. Hoover of the U. S. Bureau of Navigation made public his 117-page official report on that marine disaster of last September. "I am not able to say exactly how it started," wrote Mr. Hoover. But of one thing he was sure: "The human equation failed." Evidence pointed to the fire's origin as spontaneous combustion in the writing-room locker, the report said, with a strong...

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