U.S. At War: Mr. Wheeler's Five Hours

Montana's Senator Burton K. Wheeler, great white hope of those who hate the prospect of fighting for their freedom, made another last stand. His colleagues slipped quietly out of the chamber. But the galleries were full of approving women and children.

Burt Wheeler wanted to keep pre-Pearl Harbor fathers out of the draft, at least until next year. To the nearly empty floor he cried:

"I have said that no father in the United States should be called . . . until the slackers are taken out of the Government bureaus. Fathers should not be...

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