Sport: Not Yet

The $25,000 a season he could make playing pro football looked pretty tempting to 2nd Lieut. Glenn Davis, late of West Point. It obviously had more glamor as well as more pay than his Army job ($2,412 a year). So he wrote a confidential letter of resignation to his commanding officers. Last week, after some noisy throat-clearing in Washington, "Junior" Davis got a sharp answer from Secretary of the Army Kenneth Royall. Normally, said Royall, an officer can resign from the Army when he wants to, but this was still a time of "national emergency." The Army, he said, needs trained...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!