VETERANS: Blast and Backlash

The American Legion, whose word was once law to the Veterans Administration, last week turned all its fire power on the stubbornly independent new boss. General Omar Nelson Bradley. Off to Congressmen went a bristling indictment of Bradley signed by the Legion's hefty National Commander John Stelle.

Said Stelle: the Veterans Administration was inefficient, far behind in its work; thousands of veterans were suffering physical and financial hardships because of its maladministration. The record showed a "tragic breakdown. . . . Unwarranted delays. . . . What we need in charge of the VA is a seasoned businessman, not a soldier,...

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