Defense Day

Last year, there was a chorus of protest. This year, there was only a weak peep of dissent. Why?

The War Department, last year, designated Armistice Day for a national "defense test" and the Democratic candidate for Vice President raised an ouL cry against it. This year, the War Department would have done the same, but President Coolidge intervened. He wrote to the Acting Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis:

"I have no objection to the holding of this test this year, but I do not approve...

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