ARMED FORCES: Everyone Should go

In all the hustle of his busy Washington schedule, General Eisenhower found time for a visit to Senator Lyndon Johnson's Armed Services Subcommittee. There, speaking both as a general and a college president, Eisenhower came out foursquare for George Marshall's manpower program —the drafting of 18-year-olds, extension of the draft service term to 27 months, deferment of 75,000 bright young men until they get college training.

In its vote-conscious efforts to put off the 18-year-old draft as long as possible, the subcommittee had swung to Chairman Johnson's idea of writing priority into the legislation: 1) 100,000 reclaimed 4-Fs and about...

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