THE CONGRESS: Conscription

A Gallup Poll taken at May's end showed that the U. S. was divided half for, half against conscription. Last week another poll showed two-thirds of the U. S. people (67%) favored conscription. But also last week this majority seemed about to be defeated.

Up in Congress was the Burke-Wads-worth Selective Training and Service Bill. By the simpler concepts of democracy, the bill should have rolled through Congress, garnering applause from its supporters. The opposite happened. The bill was stalled, hacked to the point of emasculation. Minority pressure was, for the moment at...

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