ARMY & NAVY: Butler to Grocers

As every one is now well aware, Major General Smedley Darlington ("Old Gimlet Eye") Butler, U.S.M.C., has two congressional medals. Last month he defended his right to the second one by loudly protesting aspersions cast by the Haitian Minister to the U. S. (TIME, May 4). Last week, the State Department hav-ing accepted the Haitian Minister's equivocal apology, General Butler took time by the forelock and refreshed the country's memory of how he won his first medal. His immediate audience was a group of grocers assembled in the same Philadelphia Elks' Club...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!