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HERE IS UNCLE SAM'S EXCLUSIVE TORPEDO
AND THE TUBE FROM WHICH IT IS FIRED!
Just in the nick of time Uncle Sam
won the right to keep his secrets re
garding his naval torpedoes. The
courts decided the private firm that
supplies the navy must not sell these
deadly weapons to any foreign power
or disclose the secrets of their manu
facture to any of the foreign nations
that have been seeking to steal a.
AND THIS IS THE WAY IT GOES
(The following conversation or
something near it is common
around every city hall in the U. S.)
First Politician Here's a fine look
Second Politician You are right.
What's the best thing to do with it?
First Politician Let's have it dug
up for a sewer.
Second Politician But don't you
think we had better pave it first?
First Politician Sure, I thought
march on us by this means. TheJ
American torpedo is accounted the,
best in the world hence the inter-,
national scramble to "steal our thun-
ger" . i
you would understand that. Then,r
after it is paved and the sewer laidf
we can repave it again.
Second Politician Sure. Then alL
will be ready again for the laying ofj
a gas main. I see you are an expert
on municipal economy. And after,,
we have had it repaved the second
time, what then? ,
First Politician Well, then it will!
be ready for widening. There's rioth-(
ing I admire so much as system in
the care and improvement of our city