National Affairs: Big Navy Battle

For the past month, ever since President Roosevelt demanded $800,000,000 above the regular Navy appropriation of $500,000,000, popular forums—from village stores to the U. S. Senate—have resounded with debate. Why does the U. S. need a bigger Navy? What kind of Navy should it be? Last week new verbal ammunition was discharged on the floor of Congress and in the White House.

Maverick Bombs. Most of the constituents of San Antonio's flamboyantly talkative Representative Maury Maverick have never seen a battleship and never hope to see one. Said fiery Mr. Maverick to reporters last...

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