National Affairs: Religion's Ranking

In the U. S. Army there are 125 chaplains. Chief among them is John T. Axton, Congregationalist native of Salt Lake City, Utah. Chief of Chaplains Axton is apparently hale, and only 52. Hence he is not due for retirement until 1939.

But Chief of Chaplains Axton was last week ordered to Walter Reed Hospital for physical observation, preliminary to appearing before an Army retiring board. Citizens wondered why.

Observers guessed that it might be because Chief of Chaplains Axton, who at present has the rank of a colonel, has advocated making colonelcies possible...

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