THE DRAFT: Like Father ...

An old familiar name cropped up last week in an old familiar situation: draft-dodging. In Manhattan, spindly, goggle-eyed Alfred Bergdoll, the eldest son of the No. 1 U.S. draft-dodger in World War I, was arrested for evading the draft just as his father was 30 years before.

Meek young Alfred, though, seemed to lack some of his father's high talent for making trouble. The father, refusing to report for induction in 1917, successfully eluded the Army until 1920, when he was discovered crouched in a window seat at his mother's mansion. Grover Cleveland Bergdoll (so named, his mother snappishly explained,...

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