ARMY & NAVY: Defense Day

The project of holding a National Defense Day on Sept. 12 has met considerable opposition from pacifist bodies. President Coolidge under-took last week to uphold the propriety of the proposed "Day" in a letter to the National Council for the Prevention of War. Said he:

It is now brought to my attention that your organization is profoundly concerned because of the assumption that the plans for a National Defense test on September 12 constitute a militaristic gesture. This assumption seems to be based chiefly on a confusion...

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