ARMY & NAVY: New Trick

ARMY & NAVY

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...

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