U.S. At War: Fisher County's Dilemma

Drafting in Fisher County (Tex.) was going along all right until State headquarters arbitrarily deferred a selectee because he was a "farm and ranch" hand. The draft board figured that this classification fitted 90% of its registrants, got mad, said that if headquarters felt that way about it, the Fisher County Draft Board "should in duty to the citizenry take immediate steps to obtain the release of a number of men who have been sent to the Army."

Thereupon the board deferred 35 of the 42 men slated for Aug. 28 induction and...

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