Army & Navy And Civilian Defense - MANPOWER: Fathers & Sons

Over a weekend they poured into the nation's 6,500 draft boards—smooth-faced young men, greying middling-agers. Many a father, scarred by World War I, signed up alongside his son. Waiting their turn in line were: a Supreme Court associate justice (William O. Douglas), an ex-hero (Charles Augustus Lindbergh), a college president (Robert M. Hutchins of the University of Chicago). Aliens registered too: Chinese with Japanese; Austrians, Spaniards, Arabians, Hindus, Javanese. The draft boards had to have on hand specialists to translate Chinese birthdays like K.S. 23, 1, 16 (16th day, 1st month, 23rd year of the Kuang Hsü period) into...

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