MANPOWER,POLITICAL NOTES,PRODUCTION,THE CONGRESS: Fight or Work

MANPOWER

¶ The best fighting ages are from 18 to 26. The average age of the U.S. Army is now 27.

¶Selective Service is now about 100,000 men behind in its schedule of Army inductions. By latest estimate, to make up that deficit and to fill scheduled quotas, SS must draft 1,008,000 men by July 1.

To provide requisite youthful stamina, at least 250,000 of those men must be taken from the 1,185,000 aged 18-26 now deferred as key workers in war industry and agriculture.

¶An estimated 1,000,000 of the 3,623,000 men now classified 4-F are...

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