Letters, Dec. 6, 1943

Mr. Secretary Sirs: In TIME, Oct. 25, we see a photo of Frank Knox, "Secretary of the biggest navy the world has ever seen," in a very unseamanlike pose—holding on to keep his balance. He was aboard a battleship, which rolls slowly, and this one was in a harbor. I'm afraid our ubiquitous Secretary would need both hands and then some to stay erect on my little ship which "will pitch on wet grass."

(Ensign's name withheld) c/o Fleet P.O. San Francisco > Let the Navy's pitch-&-roll men be more charitable. Maybe Good-Sailor Knox was only striking a pose.—ED.

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