National Defense: Job for the Engineers

To Capitol Hill last week went the draft of a bill to put the Army's gargantuan $3,000,000,000 construction program into more competent hands. The bill did not say that. It proposed simply to take Army construction away from the Quartermaster Corps and turn it over to the Corps of Engineers.

By itself the bill was enough to set Army tongues wagging in officers' clubs from Manila to Trinidad. They wagged faster because the measure had been drawn at the instance, not of meddling politicians, but of the War Department itself. It had the approval...

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