People: Uniformity

Burly, redheaded Dr. Francis Parkman, 44, resigned as headmaster of Massachusetts' famed St. Mark's School to join the Army Air Corps. He was a Second Lieutenant of Marines in World War I, is the father of five children. A major in the Reserve Corps and anxious for active duty, New Jersey's ex-Governor Harold G. Hoffman took his second physical examination, awaited the verdict.

Pronounced overweight at the first examination, he shed 36 lb. in a month, got down to 200. Newly-commissioned Major Alvin York began thinking of running for Congress. Lew Ayres, reclassified to...

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