CARRIERS: Barnacle Bill

Nothing slows up a ship like barnacles on the bottom. Last week the U.S. Maritime Commission agreed that nothing slows up a ship line like barnacles on the top. Giving final approval to a deal whereby the Commission took over the devalued Dollar Steamship Lines, Inc., Ltd. (TIME, Aug. 29), Chairman Emory S. Land, with the bluntness of an old sea dog, put the blame for the Dollar Lines' unhappy state squarely at the door of its former owners. He snapped: "They adopted every conceivable device to drain the earnings and the working...

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