National Defense: Dust Begins to Fly

The Army found out last week that it could not do its housecleaning without raising political dust. Congressional pals of officers whom the Army swept out began to raise dust aplenty. Dustiest squawk came from Missouri's Senators: rabid Isolationist Bennett Clark and obedient New Dealer Harry Truman. The Senators were aroused because Truman's cousin, 61-year-old Major General Ralph E. Truman, credited with saving the 35th Division from a rout at the Argonne Forest in World War I, had been relieved of his field command by Lieut. General Ben Lear, assigned to head the...

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