ARMED FORCES: The Mindszenty Treatment

"The Mindszentry Treatment"

The Navy seemed unable to silence truculent Captain John G. Crommelin, but it could at least slow him down. Airman Crommelin, told to stop denouncing unification and the "Prussian-minded" Department of Defense, had disobeyed. Last week Chief of Naval Operations Forrest Sherman ordered him placed on indefinite furlough at half pay, beginning next month. The order, by stripping Crommelin of his flight pay and allowances, will reduce his monthly paycheck from $1,041.75 to $334.87. Obviously the Navy hoped Crommelin would take the hint and leave active service: he was eligible to retire at $452.08 a month,...