National Defense: Eye, Leg

Twelve per cent of all draftees accepted by local draft boards have been rejected by the U. S. Army for physical defects. Recently an Army induction officer found a Chicago draftee with a glass eye. Growled the disgusted medico: "Some of these days one of these boys is going to come in here with a wooden leg."

Last week Negro James Brown, 25, appeared before the wary officer. Brown's draft board had given him a clean bill of health except for the notation: "Enlarged tonsils." Told to strip, he took his trousers off, revealed an artificial leg.


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