THE latest-type Garand M1 rifle is to be issued to the Marine Corps to replace the Springfield M1903. Due to quite unavoidable circumstances there has apparently existed a so-called "controversy" over the Garand and Johnson semi-automatic rifles. Nevertheless, during the past several years I have publicly urged the maximum possible production of the M1 rifle, as well as other arms, because of my apprehension over the serious shortage of up-to-date types of weapons in this country.
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