U.S. At War: More Stampede

The rush to arms of aircraft workers (TIME, Sept. 7) last week got too heavy even for the War Department. Said Under Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson: "The War Department is gravely concerned. . . . The Army will not offer commissions to men who . . . can make greater contributions to the war effort by remaining in their present vital war work."* He added that no more men in 2-A, 2-B and 3-B would be accepted for enlistment without draft board permission.

But the stampede from war factories to recruiting offices...

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