SHIPPING: Mutiny on the Algic

Seamen may strike when a ship is docked in a home port. Once the ship has sailed, to strike—or otherwise disobey captain's "lawful orders"—is mutiny. Well within their rights then were the 18 members of the tumultuous crew of the U. S. Government-owned Algic* when they "sat down" in Baltimore on the eve of sailing, lumber-laden, to South America last July. Their supplies on the dock rotted as they lounged on deck awaiting reply to an ultimatum which read:

"To the Master, S. S. Algic:

"We, the crew of the S. S. Algic,...

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