SHIPPING: Sea Lawyer

Washington's Warren G. Magnuson stood up on the floor of the Senate to read a letter. Written by a U.S. merchant seaman to an officer with the Seventh Fleet off the China coast, it said: "I am on a ship I am ashamed to be aboard . . . We are blockade running [to] Communist China. We are hauling thousands of drums of oil and gasoline . . . and steel armor plate, tools and parts to the damned Reds . . . If you guys sight us you ought to blow this [ship]...

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