National Affairs: Selective Service

After the Senate voted to send the Flanders resolution to a special bipartisan committee, South Dakota's Karl Mundt spoke for himself and the other Senators who sat through the bitter Army-McCarthy hearings last spring. "They can't take us," said Mundt. "We were drafted for the last war."

No one wanted to be drafted for the new battle. Democratic Senators began ducking into hiding places whenever Minority Leader Lyndon Johnson came into sight. Majority Leader William Knowland found he had almost no names left after he crossed off those of G.O.P. Senators who are...

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