To Train or Not to Train?

The Administration, backed by the Army & Navy, last week put before the U.S. public its conviction that all sound and able-bodied U.S. young men, in peace as well as in war, must be trained to bear arms.

In a highceilinged, austerely white caucus room the House Select Committee on Postwar Military Policy began hearings which might well upset the U.S. tradition against peacetime conscription.

Expecting a crowd, tall, white-haired Committee Chairman Clifton Alexander Woodrum, a shrewd Virginia Democrat who has wangled many a military appropriation through the House, installed a public address...

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