National Affairs: Silver Fortress

Planned since last spring has been a Government silver depository, similar to the gold fortress-vault at Fort Knox, Ky., to be constructed on the grounds of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Last week the President signed a bill fixing the site of the silver fortress not at West Point but at Camp Dix, N. J., where as many as 63,848 soldiers were quartered simultaneously during the War and where 1,034 are still encamped on a 7,843-acre military reservation. Reasons for the change, recommended by the House Military Affairs Committee: Camp...

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