U.S. At War: Work or Fight

When construction workers walked out on a job at the Army's Brookley Field near Mobile last week, it was the last straw for Alabama's draft director, Brigadier General Ben M. Smith.

Ordering Mobile County boards to reclassify the strikers, he said: "I am sick & tired of this strike business. . . . When the worker strikes, he has lost his preferred status, if he stays out as long as 24 hours."

A new national ruling empowers General Smith to carry out his threat: local boards may now "consider anew the classification" of a registrant...

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