ARMY & NAVY: Frontier Westward

ARMY & NAVY

When President Roosevelt toppled precedent by indefinitely retaining General Douglas MacArthur as Chief of Staff after his official tour of duty expired last autumn, one reason given was that the General was needed to push the Army's "modernization plans" through Congress (TIME, Dec. 24). Last week debonair General MacArthur appeared before the House Military Affairs Committee, called a number of Congressmen by their first names and in this auspicious and friendly atmosphere launched the Administration's half-billion dollar Army program. Items: $2,500,000 for more National Guardsmen; $90,000,000 to bring the army...