National Affairs: Magruder Back

Sailors on the U. S. S. Procyon last week prepared to receive a new commanding officer. From his country home in Rhode Island, Rear Admiral Thomas Pickett Magruder hurried to the Procyon, off the Pacific Coast, eager to get back into active service after almost two years of penal idleness on the "waiting orders" list.

Redheaded, assertive Admiral Magruder' had been in eclipse since October, 1927 when, writing in the Saturday Evening Post on "The Navy and Economy," he had charged the Navy with being poorly administered, overofficered. Personally offended, Coolidge Secretary of the...

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