National Affairs: Cardwell Cleared

Tardiness obliged Midshipman Larry Cardwell to borrow and wear his neighbor's clothes one day in 1926 at the U. S. Naval Academy. He was dismissed. Tardiness by Congress in passing a bill to reinstate Midshipman Cardwell, or tardiness by President Coolidge in signing the bill, would have left Midshipman Cardwell in disgrace. But Congress acted in time and so, last week, with six hours to spare, did President Coolidge. The bill set forth that Midshipman Cardwell, an honest youth, had simply been pressed for time. His good name stands clear.


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