National Affairs: Neville for Lejeune

Hard-faced but mild-mannered Maj. Gen. John Archer Lejeune last week prepared to turn over the swivel chair in which reposes the Commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps, to his sharp-eyed friend Maj. Gen. Wendell Gushing Neville.

Gen. Lejeune's friends failed to induce him to seek reappointment. Eight years at a desk were, he thought, enough. He will pass his last 22 months of service in open field duty on Pacific Coast. President Coolidge sent Gen. Neville's name to the Senate for confirmation as of March 5.

Both men are tough-knuckled fighters of the...

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