Army & Navy - Dwindling Supply

When the draft began to reach out for fathers last year, some Senators— notably Wheeler of Montana—cried out that it was not necessary, that there were plenty of deferred single men to fight the war (TIME, Oct. 11). Congress promptly called on the President for the facts.

Last week the President's five-man medical board turned in its fact-crammed report. For fathers the news was gloomy: combing the nation's 3,357,000 4-Fs would probably produce only about 200,000 fit for active service. Draft boards, already behind in their quotas, would have to 1) quicken the fast pace at...

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