ARMY & NAVY: At Swords' Point


Last week in Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, eleven swords in highly polished scabbards lay neatly spaced upon a horseshoe table. Behind each sword sat a general officer of the Army in full-dress uniform. In front of the table, nervously eyeing the eleven swords, sat an undistinguished, heavy-set man named Joseph Silverman Jr. who had made his everlasting fortune buying & selling surplus Army equipment. Also in front of the table, eyeing the eleven swords even more nervously, sat Colonel Joseph I. McMullen, long time legal adviser to the...

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