ARMY & NAVY: Smith v. Robison

The superintendents of the country's two service academies—Rear-Admiral Samuel Shelburne Robison and Major-General William Ruthven Smith—journeyed to Washington last week. They went separately but in parallel frames of mind. A meeting between them had been quietly suggested by the Commander-in-Chief of the Army & Navy, President Hoover. The dignitaries obeyed the unwritten order but did not greatly relish the matter in hand.

President Hoover had been interviewed on the matter by Representative Hamilton Fish of New York, a Congressman whose chief claims to fame...

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