National Defense: Soldier's Pay

Private Leland Earl joined the Washington National Guard two years ago. He wanted to know how the big guns worked. When his regiment (the 148th Field Artillery) was mobilized last fall, Private Earl was ordered to report in Seattle. But he was selling magazines in New Jersey, got his orders too late to join the regiment before it sailed for Hawaii. Because he was technically mobilized and liable to arrest, Private Earl prudently presented himself at Fort Dix, N. J.

A New Jersey regiment finally accepted him, but not for long. Army men recalled a law that forbade the transfer...

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