National Affairs: Millions Mustered

About 15,000,000 men, according to estimate, and probably almost as many words were called forth by the occasion of holding (on July 4) the second annual Defense Day.

Last year, Defense Day was held on Sept. 12, and it was estimated that nearly 17,000,000 men took part (TIME, Sept. 22).

This year the date was set forward at the last minute, by President Coolidge's request, to July 4 (TIME, June 15). War Department officials attributed the smaller showing this year to the short notice given, to the fact that the day was a holiday....

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