ARMY & NAVY: Clubby Conviction


In 1925 a court martial, sitting in a long, bare room on the second floor of the War Department's old Emory Building in Washington, found Brigadier General William Mitchell publicly guilty of insubordination, suspended the No. 1 trouble-maker in the Air Force from the Army. Not until last week did another high officer of the Army face a court martial. Then Colonel Alexander Elliot Williams (a Brigadier until he finished his tour of duty as Assistant Quartermaster General last January) stood secret trial in Washington on the second floor of the Officers' Club at the War College.

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