ARMY & NAVY: Wanted: a Rifle

Without infantry, armies cannot win wars; without rifles, infantry cannot fight. The U. S. Army therefore thought hard and long before deciding in 1936 to junk its rugged, battle-tried Springfield rifle and adopt a new, rapid-fire, semi-automatic called the Garand (for Inventor John C. Garand, a civilian who works for the War Department). After nearly five years, the Army last week was still using mostly Springfield rifles, and thinking about Garands. Official excuse for this situation: that the Garand has not yet been supplied to the Army because it is still going...

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