Clipped From Redlands Daily Facts
Political Captives at Irwin That the Army commander at Camp Irwin north of Barstow regarded the civilian and military organization under him as a political machine to be put at the disposal of Congressman • Harry R. Sheppard 9annot be brushed aside. In the Camp bulletin it was specifically stated that important business of the day was not to int^'fere with attendance at a speech by the Democratic candidate for reelection. That it was not talk on the Army.or national defense was well indicated by the orders in the bulletin that the attendance commanded was that of "registered voters."' Mr. Sheppard is apparently so accustomed, to this sort of an attitude that he is unable to see anything improper about it. Robert Castle, his opponent, does a public service in exposing and challenging the use of the national defense organization as a semi- political machine.