National Affairs: One More Try

West Virginia's diehard Republican Senator Chapman Revercomb rose up on the floor of the Senate to thunder his objections: "I don't want to draft troops to take part in a civil war in China." The little knot of bitter-enders took up the cry. But the Senate, urged on by South Dakota's Republican Senator Chan Gurney, resolutely beat back a last desperate attempt to wreck the draft law, approved (6940-8) a one year's extension to replace the stop-gap bill which expires July 1.

The heart of the measure was the authority to induct men between 18...

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