The Draft: Gaseous Cassius

Insisting that he is not primarily a prizefighter called Cassius Clay but a minister of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam in the Wilderness of North America (Black Muslims) named Muhammad Ali, the world's heavyweight champion last week climaxed his 14-round title bout with selective service by refusing to be inducted into the Army. Reclassified I A after the Army rejiggered its mental tests to a new low level last year, Clay has fought ever since to win draft exemption. After losing three separate petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court and endless other...

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