Letters, Jan. 11, 1943

Not a Refuge

Sirs:

UPON MY RETURN FROM AN INSPECTION OF THE WEST COAST MARITIME SERVICE TRAINING STATIONS, I WAS SHOWN THE ARTICLE HEADED "SLACKERS AND SUCKERS" WHICH APPEARED IN YOUR DEC. 21 ISSUE.

IF THE SALUTATIONS (WITH WHICH NO ONE ON THE STATION IS FAMILIAR) "SLACKER," "SUCKER" AND "PROFITEER" ARE EVER USED, IT MUST BE IRONICALLY. THESE "SLACKERS" ARE TRAINING FOR A SERVICE WHICH HAS SUFFERED A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF CASUALTIES TO DATE THAN HAVE ANY OF THE ARMED SERVICES AND THEY KNOW IT. THESE "DRAFT DODGERS" ARE VOLUNTEERING FOR AS TEDIOUS, AS...

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