National Affairs: Antiquated National Guard

The proud old 31st National Guard ("Dixie"'; Division thinks that it is getting rough treatment from the Pentagon. The division was recruited in Alabama and Mississippi with the slogan "Fight Together—Fight with Your Buddies." It had barely begun training this year at Fort Jackson, S.C. when the Army took 4,300 men from the division, put them in other outfits as replacements. Last week, rumors were flying that a second, even heavier, levy was in the works.

Angry cries of protest sounded throughout Alabama and Mississippi. The 31st's commander, Major General Alexander G. Paxton, announced that morale and training had "hit a new...

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