UNITED STATES: Peaceful Embroiling

That the fine record of U. S. seamen has been more dependent on the U. S. flag waving over them than on their own courage and ability startlingly appeared last week when U. S. seamen of the U. S. freighter Oregon slipped off her in San Pedro, Calif. Her owners said the aviation gasoline she carried was destined for Singapore, but she was bound via the Suez Canal and her gallant crew felt they should first consult Secretary of State Cordell Hull. While their walking delegate was doing so, the Oregon's owners offered...

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