National Affairs: Out of Luck

Last week J. K. Rpbison completed four years' service as Chief of the Bureau of Naval Engineering. In that post he had approved the Teapot Dome and Elk Hills oil leases. With his quitting the post of Chief of the Bureau of Engineering, he lost his temporary rank of Rear Admiral and reverted to his permanent rank of Captain. His application to retire with his temporary rank was denied by the President. He can never achieve the rank of Rear Admiral now, since he will be 55 in a few weeks and according to rule no one is given that rank...

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