Franklin Roosevelt said that the manpower situation was something like a jigsaw puzzle.
It was more like a vast, sticky pudding which the Administration stirred and stirred, hoping that something in the way of a solution would come to the top. None did, though the stirring reached a new frenzy last week.
In cold (estimated) figures this was the situation:
To give the generals and the admirals the forces they demand. Selective Service must reach into the nation and draft 1,160,000 more men by July 1. Where is Selective Service going to get them?...