ARMY & NAVY: New Trick


The Army was feeling so good that it surprised itself. Voluntary enlistments for twelve months had reached 992,648. Moreover, the recruiting curve was on the way up: 61,750 volunteers in September, instead of an estimated 30,000.* True many of the volunteers might have been scared into the Army to beat the draft, but now another factor was working in the recruiting officers' favor: the 52-20 clubs were breaking up. Many veterans who had drawn $20 for 52 weeks were re-enlisting instead of seeking civilian jobs.

Faced with all this good news, the Army last week told Selective...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!