The Law's Intent?

What does the Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil Relief Act mean when it talks about civil rights?* Last week an interpretation of the law was made by a federal judge in Idaho.

When Arthur Edwin Stockton, of Emmett, Idaho (pop. 3,200), enlisted in the Army, in 1942, he entrusted his Ford agency to two friends. They were both drafted. By the time he was released on a medical discharge, Stockton found that Ford had canceled his contract and given his agency to someone else.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Chase Addison Clark declared: while the...

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