ARMY & NAVY: Super-Magruder

When he said: "I wish that there was a Magruder in every Department of the Government" (TIME, Oct. 3), Senator William Edgar Borah may have had Aladdin's lamp in his ample lap. A moon had not passed when, last week at San Diego, Calif., there rose up another "Magruder," this time in the Department of War.

The Navy Department's "Magruder" was plain-spoken Rear Admiral Thomas Pickett Magruder who commands only the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The War Department's "Magruder" was really a "Super-Magruder" because he was Major General Charles Pelot Summerall, Chief of Staff,...

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