The American people are quick to grasp business opportunities. It seems curious that they should be so slow to grasp the value of a merchant marine. The merchant marine has great value to us, not only when the world is at peace, but when we are neutrals, or when we are at war.
The World at Peace
The writer has recently spent four years with the Naval Mission in Brazil. In addition to traveling through the interior of Brazil, along the entire sea coast, and for a thousand miles up the Amazon, he has traveled through Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru.