WOMEN: Mrs. Roosevelt's Plan

If boys are drafted, why not girls? Mrs. Roosevelt sees no good reason why not. Since the beginning of the depression she has often discussed with the President a cherished plan: drafting U.S. girls for a year of compulsory service. Last week, like other citizens of the District of Columbia, Mrs. Roosevelt registered for voluntary civilian defense, and brought up again her plan for compulsory female training.

Compulsory as Mrs. Roosevelt's plan would be, it would not be drastic. The draft would be only an extension of the girls' compulsory education. Drafted girls between the ages of 18 and 24...

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