As usual, the newest draft announcements were badly timed, and confused the headline readers. But the facts were clear:
> Beginning Oct. 1, fathers of pre-Pearl Harbor children will be subject to draft call.
> The Selective Service Bureau will shift state and local quotas in an attempt to induct all available non-fathers, wherever they may reside, before drafting of fathers begins. (But non-fathers with occupational deferments will not be taken.)
> By year's end, about 300,000 of the nation's pre-Pearl Harbor fathers of military age will be drafted.
The reason for the new call, put off as long as possible,...