For many reasons it is with a feeling of timidity that the task of writing down ways and means for effecting economy at navy yards is approached. Much has been written and more has been spoken during the past three or four years on this topic than upon any other naval subject, and much that has been spoken and Written has been, it must be regretted, either highly colored or discolored. The field is a large one and the problems found therein are so important that their solution should not be affected by prejudice or personal feeling. If such factors enter into the solution of our problems, the solution is apt to be an incorrect one. If such be the case, it is important to note that the losing parties are, first, the navy, and second, the people who support the navy. The saving of money at navy yards, or, in other words, the efficient expenditure of navy yard appropriations, is going to be a more serious question in the future than it has been in the past, and the navy should be always in a position to merit and maintain the confidence of the people.
Saving Money for the Navy
By Asst. Naval Constructor C. A. Harrington, U. S. Navy