The Honorable John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, addressed the follow-ing letter to the Military Affairs Committees of both Houses of Congress:
"The General of the armies of the United States, Gen. John J. Pershing, will reach the statutory age for retirement from active service on September 13, 1924, under the provisions of the act of June 30, 1882, which states:
" 'When an officer is 64 years of age he shall be retired from active service and placed on the retired list.' . . .
"His vast fund...