National Affairs: Status v. Salary

Last week the War Department announced that only 102 officers had resigned from the Army during the fiscal year ended June 30, fewer than in any other of the past ten years except 1928. At the same time, the Department let it be known that 27 Air Corps officers had resigned—biggest annual depletion in the history of the Corps. And last week the Navy admitted that 13 of its aviators had quit the service in the calendar year 1929. Most of the 40 men thus out of the nation's air force went to commercial...

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