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I _YOUTH OF U.S.-

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I YOUTH OF U.S. 0 I 3.000,000 MEN UNDER 21 Once again the United States has shown Times AVa?3ii i ng- her ability (says the Times Washing- ton correspondent) to profit by the mis- takes of others. Simultaneously with the publication of the first casualty list from the Marne fighting, with "16 names a-s compared with all average list of well under 300 fccretoiore, there was introduced into Con- gress on Monday a Bill for the extension of the draft age. The Bill, as already re- ported, extends the preeen), age down- ward from 21 to 18 years, aad upwards from 32 to 45. The object is to create, with M little dislocation of industry and as little hard- ship as possible, an army in France next vear of at lea.st 3,000,000 men, and to en- SUM that until peace there shall always he a minimum of 1,000,000 men in the train- ing camps of the United States. According to a statement made by Mr. Baker, Secretary of War, there are now about 1,500,000 men in the camps. The I latest announcement of the Chief of Staff shows that there are in all over 1,300,000 men in France. In a Memorandum on the Bill, General Crowder, the Provost-Marshal urges that it should he enacted this month. lie bases his appeal on the fact that, under the monthly quota, towards the end of the year it will be necessary to keep up the uaoe of the departures for Europe, whicij irel,entlv averaged 10,000 a day. MEN BETWEEN 18 AND 21. The passage of the Bill will, on the other hind, make nearly 2,400,000 men available under Class One. Of these. 1,800,000 will be produced by the down- ward extension of the ase limit and 600.000 by the upward extension. The two new registers would list alto- gether over 13.000,000 men. in addition to over ^,000,000 already registered under the present draft law. Ten millions would be between the ages of 32 and 45, nearly 8,000,000 of whom would be deferred be- cause of dependents, about 400,000 be- cause they are engaged in agriculture and other essential industries, and 500.000 for other reason&. Of 3,170.000 men between the ages of 18 and 21 only 272,000 would be deferred. The greatest importance, therefore, at- taches to the downward extension, and it is there that the fight will come in Congress. Despite the fact that in the Marine Corps, for instance, 30 per cent. Lave volunteered since the declaration of war under the age of 21, there is, espec- ially in the Lower House, considerable opposition to General Crowder's proposi- tion. Opinion, however, is strongly for it and for anything else that is needed to keep the Army at the top of its strength. Tn- deed, tllB" Government has been somewhat criticised for its failure to introduce the I measure earlier in the summer.

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