ARMY & NAVY: Court-Martial

U. S. Navy rear admirals are selected from a list of captains who have distinguished themselves by long and praiseworthy service. One such captain is Capt. Franklin D. Karns, commander of the 32,000-ton U. S. S. Colorado. With 37 years of naval service behind him, Captain Karns might well have been looking forward to early promotion.

But, one morning some six weeks ago, 37 good years were marred by one allegedly negligent moment. It was during the naval review in New York Harbor (TIME, May 9). Between Governor's Island and the Battery the...

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