National Defense: Recruiting, 1940-Style

Through the sandy, slash-pine country of southwestern Georgia last week rolled a brand-new U. S. Army truck and trailer. At crossroads, along the main streets of dusty little towns, its five-man crew went to work. Their job was to get recruits. Atop the trailer a loudspeaker barked a persuasive sales talk. Inside there were movies of Army life, three desks for interviewing applicants. It was the first of 18 rolling recruiting stations designed by the Army for its nine Corps areas.

As it has in all U. S. wars, the South was last week turning...

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