ARMED FORCES: Gently, Sergeant, Gently

Glowing with hangdog good cheer, like a saloon bouncer turned babysitter, the U.S. Army bravely launched itself, last week, into a kind of ordeal by politeness. The first men of the new peacetime draft began reporting for induction, and the ground forces, by fiat from the Highest Brass, were duty bound to welcome them with smiles.

The New Army draftees were not to be regarded as species of a low zoological order but as young citizens, each with a militant Mom poised and ready to holler outside a Congressman's door. Furthermore, they...

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