National Affairs: Reduced

Famed Private Terence Mulvaney, central character in Rudyard Kipling's Soldiers Three stories, used to carry around with him a picture of himself in a Corporal's uniform, and remark sadly: "I was a Corporal once, but I was rejuced."

Last week Capt. Franklin D. Karns and Lieutenant Commander Dupree J. Friedell, of the U. S. S. Colorado, were also reduced though not to the extent of losing their titles. Captain Karns was lowered eight numbers in rank and Lieutenant Commander Friedell lost 25 numbers. Thus Captain Karns, who, after 37 years of unmarred service, was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!