National Defense: Reward for Garand?

Pending in Congress last week was a bill to award Rifle Inventor John C. Garand $100,000. Reason: as a civilian employe of the Army's Springfield (Mass.) Armory, Inventor Garand would otherwise get nothing but his $5,400-per-year salary for developing the Army's Garand rifle.

In any case, Mr. Garand will hardly fare worse than the fathers of the Army's Springfield rifle, which the Garand is replacing. The Springfield was developed by-two civilian workers: Daniel J. Manning and John L. Murphy. Last fortnight the Congressional Record printed a letter from Daniel Manning's son (Leonard T. Manning of New York City): "All he [Inventor Manning]...

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