ARMY & NAVY: Pensions Wie

The first pension bill for World War veterans disabled in civil life went on the Federal statute books amid great legislative turmoil last week, less than one hour before Congress adjourned. It represented a major reversal of the policy of compensating World War soldiers for service disabilities only. Small though the amount of the pensions appeared, they were large enough to establish the principle of civil disability payments which in the course of years will undoubtedly dwarf the pension outlays after all other U. S. wars. Spanish...

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