National Affairs: Modified

The case of William Mitchell, Colonel of U. S. aviation, found guilty of conduct "to the prejudice of good order and military discipline," went to the President's desk for review. The paragraph that the presidential eyes came especially to rest upon was the one that read: "Upon secret written ballot the Court sentences the accused to be suspended from rank, command and duty, with forfeiture of all pay and allowances, for five years" (Time, Dec. 28). Col. Mitchell's adherents had been hoping that the President would delete that "five" and write "two" or...

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