ARMY & NAVY: General Out of Range

Long accustomed to getting in and out of trouble on battlefield and lecture platform, Major General Smedley Darlington Butler U. S. M. C. dodged out of danger last week, popped back to safety. In a letter to Secretary of the Navy Adams he deplored that his remarks before Philadelphia's Contemporary Club—in which he told a story of Prime Minister Mussolini's streaking heedlessly on after running down a small child with his raceabout (TIME, Feb. 9)—had "caused embarrassment to the Government." He had understood, he said, that his talk would be "confined to...

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