ARMY & NAVY: How the Winds Blow


Legislators began to choose sides over one of the hottest domestic issues confronting the 79th Congress. President Roosevelt had come out flatly for postwar compulsory military training. Now it was up to Congress.

Congressmen moved gingerly. A bare majority was reported to be in favor, but few of them were ready to commit themselves until they knew definitely how the public winds blew. Public opinion showed that most U.S. citizens were in favor of such an act. The Gallup poll showed 63% answering Yes; an Iowa poll (sponsored by the Des Moines Sunday Register), 71%; the FORTUNE poll, 69%; the...

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