The Press: From Drip to Ship

The Hell Hat was launched last week at the Albina yards at Portland (Ore.). She is a PCE submarine chaser.* She is named for a woman, who is nicknamed after her hat. The woman is Jean Muir, Oregon Journal reporter.

Blue-eyed, thirtyish Jean Muir used to write club and society notes, found them "so much drip." Nineteen months ago she asked for and got another assignment: writing about the 125,000 workers who make her native Portland one of the shipbuildingest centers of the U.S. Her "By the Ways" column is crammed with names...

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