Mr. Gurney's Convictions

South Dakota's short, round-cheeked Senator Chan Gurney stood up last week and rocked the boat. His fellow Congressmen fully expect to amend the Selective Service Act to draft boys of 18 and 19. Last May, Brigadier General Lewis B. Hershey, boss of Selective Service came out flatly for it. Realistic Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War (who is afraid of no man, not even voters), said it must be done. But Congress—and evidently the President, for he said nothing—decided it was politically safer to stall until after the November elections. So Chan...

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