National Affairs: Father of Plattsburg

To Manhattan last week came Governor General Leonard Wood of the Philippine Islands. From Manhattan last week went 1,200 U. S. citizens, bound for the Citizens' Military Training Camp at Plattsburg, N. Y. Had General Wood visited the station to watch their departure, these citizen-soldiers might well have saluted him. For he is the father of the Plattsburg Idea; it is the result of his work that 53 Plattsburg-like camps will this summer give military training to some 35,000 men.

It was in 1913, when General Wood was Chief of Staff, that he first...

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