Army & Navy - MANPOWER: Notice

In its general confusion over the draft, the U.S. public has yet no definite idea of the ultimate manpower strength of the U.S. Army, but this week it got a stunning look at the maximum present possibility.

Said Major General Lewis Blaine Hershey, head of Selective Service, in warning that married men with children face induction into the Army next year:

"We will have to come to the realization that there are not enough single men, not enough married men without children to mobilize, say, between 10,000,000 and 13,000,000 in the U.S."


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