Nation: In Line of Duty

Since April, 1924, Mrs. Earl P. Huff has not received her monthly alimony of $145 from her divorced husband who is a Lieutenant Com mander stationed at the submarine base, New London, Conn. The civil courts cannot help her, because the officer is beyond their jurisdiction. Secretary Wilbur has repeatedly admonished him to pay up. Last week, the Secretary decided to bring him before a court martial on a charge of "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman." The case is unique in naval history.


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