ARMY & NAVY: Magruder Incident

ARMY & NAVY

Last week the Saturday Evening Post enjoyed a wide sale among Navy men and anti-Administration politicians. On p. 6 appeared an article called "The Navy and Economy" by Rear Admiral Thomas Pickett Magruder.

An endless row of decommissioned destroyers lying in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which Rear Admiral Magruder commands, illustrated his opening paragraphs.

In 1908, the Navy's upkeep was 82 millions. In 1926, the personnel being about double that of 1908, the upkeep was 300 millions, about quadruple that of 1908. Rear Admiral Magruder tabulated:

1908 1926

Cost of the...

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