NEW YORK (Jun. 8)
General Malin Craig, chief of staff of the United States Army, and other high Army officers regard Major-Gen. George Van Horn Moseley (retired) “only as a menace to the prestige of the service,” it was declared today by Kenneth G. Crawford in an article, “Moseley Loses His Horse,” in the current issue of The Nation.
The writer, Washington correspondent of the liberal weekly, revealed that prior to Moseley’s appearance before the Dies committee on un-American activities an emissary in the service had been sent to him to suggest that “he hold his irresponsible tongue in the interest of preserving the dignity of the army.”
“When this failed,” the correspondent said, “the War Department considered disciplinary measures but was dissuaded from acting by President Roosevelt himself. The attitude of the army toward the whole affair has been reassuring.”
Mr. Crawford said that with his testimony before the Dies committee, Moseley “stepped out of the picture as the man on horseback. They once laughed at Hitler, to be sure, but no nation with a strong feeling for the ludicrous ever followed a Moseley.”