ARMY & NAVY: What's Wrong with the Nurses?


Congress, which has backed away from the idea of drafting male labor, moved last week towards the drafting of women nurses.

Few Congressmen liked the idea. But the Army says that its Nurse Corps should number at least 60,000 to be adequate; present enrollment is only some 47,500. The Army is convinced that the only way it can get the nurses it needs is to draft them.

The Senate Military Affairs Committee listened to the Army and approved a draft measure similar to one already passed by the House. If it did not go through, the committee warned, Congress would "fail...

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