ARMY & NAVY: Appointment & Disappointment

Appointment & Disappointment

While last week the Navy Department considered plans for building up the U. S. fleet to the terms of the London Naval Treaty, the Bureau of Navigation pleaded for officers to staff the ships already in existence. There were 718 Congressional appointments to the Naval Academy going begging last week. Moreover, officer resig- nations in 1929 totaled 309, of which 219 were junior officers; 77 have resigned thus far this year.

Reasons given for this depletion of commissioned Navy personnel: disappointingly poor and...

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