Vickery's Victories

Franklin Roosevelt's don't-fight-in-public order dropped over Washington, like a black cloth over a parrot cage, in time to hide the second most rowdy, screaming battle of the summer.* Last week this battle, betrayed only by muffled sounds, was quietly settled beneath the cloth. The opponents:

> WPB's dour, able Shipbuilding Controller William Francis Gibbs, father of the Liberty ship which has answered the U.S. need for a swiftly built merchant fleet.

> The Maritime Commission's craggy, solid Rear Admiral Howard L. Vickery, who yearns to see the U.S. become a great maritime power...

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