DEFENSE: Training

Strong in the U. S. last week was a sense of impending crisis; stronger still was growing realization of the country's unpreparedness. In an enormous urge to action, the great clamor was to hurry up, spread military training.

>Under pressure of the emergency, the Army's authorized strength is being upped to 400,000. Resurrected was a dramatic World War I poster by James Montgomery Flagg. Twenty-three years later. Uncle Sam once more looked hard at the young men of his country, pointed a sharp, arresting finger, said "I Want YOU" (see cut).

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