THE DRAFT: Mendelssohn v. Souso

From Penobscot to San Pedro the corridors of U. S. public buildings echoed last week—as for four weeks before—with the tread of tentative but determined feet. Faced with the greatest defense crisis in U. S. history, young folks were mobilizing. Their march led to no military camp but to the marriage-license bureau. From hundreds of churches and magistrates' offices paraded husky young men, brides on their arms, who preferred Mendelssohn to Sousa.

Not all these newlyweds were counting on the supposition that married men will be exempt from the draft; but everywhere marriage-license records were broken. In Cleveland someone started a...

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