National Affairs: A Horse on Halsey

Once again Admiral William F. ("Bull") Halsey performed for the photographers. Aboard his flagship, the mighty Missouri, he used a bayonet to slice a cake iced like a Japanese flag. But he was unhappy. He was about to go into Japan, and almost everybody expected him to ride the Emperor's white horse when he got there.

The Admiral's desk was full of the "attaboy" letters that had poured in. From Texas had come a pair of spurs, on its way from Reno was a $2,000 saddle.

Now the old sea dog moaned. "I'm not trying to alibi a silly statement," he said, "but...

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