ARMY & NAVY: Loud-Speaking General

All the people of the U. S. apologized last week to Benito Mussolini. Through Secretary of State Henry Lewis Stimson they sent him this message: SINCERE REGRETS . . . FOR THE DISCOURTEOUS AND UNWARRANTED UTTERANCE BY A COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THIS GOVERNMENT ON ACTIVE DUTY.

That slender, long-nosed spitfire, Major General Smedley Darlington ("Old Gimlet-Eye") Butler, had made another speech. In Philadelphia he had told a club meeting this story: A friend of his recently roared through the Italian countryside with Mussolini at the wheel of the motorcar. A little girl...

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