Army & Navy - Mildly Deficient

With its demobilization outgo increasing daily, its induction income 75,000 men behind schedule, and all Selective Service receipts due to stop in May unless the draft law is extended by Congress, the Army decided last week that it could no longer afford to be choosy about its manpower revenue.

Local boards were ordered to make a drastic cut in physical requirements. Any man who has been able to fill a civilian job despite stuttering, partial paralysis, a hernia or a crooked spine, will be deemed suitable for the interim army. So will other 4-Fs previously disqualified because of "mental deficiencies,...

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