Here is another in the series, and one that almost any alert citizen will find interesting reading, in part at any rate. Against a brief historical background at the rise and decline and rise again of our merchant marine, Carl D. Lane approaches the present progressively brightening situation with full comprehension of our shortcomings and failures of the last few decades. He gives the picture of the vessels, the seamen, the officers, the organization so that one feels swelling pride over the progress recently made in forging towards the finest merchant marine in the world. He gives a picture of the training, the high standards of pay, the living standards, the career viewpoint that is now maintained throughout the service. And he prophesies a speedy return to the heroic days of 1000. In his very critical approach to the failures and stupidities of the last war, he emphasizes the contrast of the intelligent approach today.