THE DRAFT: The Congressman's Son

"The local board does not have the heart to induct other boys of this county into active service when Mr. Beamer [is] allowed to remain at home through apparent political influence . . ."

With that announcement, the three-man draft board of Wabash County, Ind. resigned in a body last week. Reason: Selective Service headquarters in Washington had asked the board to postpone induction of a Congressman's son, John V. Beamer Jr., 24, an engineer. His employer, Procter & Gamble Co., had requested an occupational deferment. Said the board's chairman: "We thought we had [Beamer] in the Army, where he...

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