NAVY: Warships for Britain

One of the most important forms of aid which the U.S. is giving Britain was until last week practically a secret from the American people. Waterfront strollers (and every Axis consul who is on the job) have seen British warships putting into East Coast ports where there are U.S. Navy yards—putting in for supplies, overhaul, repairs of battle and storm damage. But only over the bellowing body of Secretary of the Navy Knox (see p. 41) could any paper mention any of them. So it remained for a higher authority to give...