Army & Navy - By the Numbers

The files of draft-dodging cases were growing mightily in the Department of Justice; but it was nothing to get excited about. One reason was that the induction rate was rising swiftly to 12,000 a day (roughly equal to the strength of one armored division). Another was that in the rush for men, Selective Service was now reporting the carelessly delinquent, along with those who really meant to refuse military service.

There was no indication that real draft dodging was on the rise. Selective Service figures last week showed that since the draft began only 11,730 real cases of draft dodging...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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