Army & Navy - COMMAND: Colonel Convicted

In a Los Angeles federal court last week Colonel Joseph James Canella (TIME, May 15) stood rigidly at attention and heard a jury foreman deliver the verdict which may end his long Regular Army career.

For 30 days the jury had listened to the story of the way brawny Colonel Canella had discharged his duties as quartermaster of the Santa Ana airbase. Witnesses testified:

Canella had tried to sell garbage, milk, laundry contracts. The dairy to which he gave the milk concession paid him 2% of its gross receipts. He had told Carl Mosk, owner of the post barber shop, that...

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