National Affairs: Cavalry Commissioner

Washington is governed by three commissioners, appointed by the President and answerable only to him. By law one is an Army engineer, charged with municipal construction, street paving, water, sewer plants and the like. By tradition and law the other two are civilian residents of the District. What set the city's voteless populace to lamenting the prospect of military dictatorship was President Hoover's announcement last week that he would appoint Major General Herbert Ball Crosby, now chief of cavalry at the War Department, to one of the non-military District Commissionships. General Crosby's appointment...

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