29 March 2012

16,500,000 Eligible for Military Training

From the Record Journal of Douglas County, Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado. Friday, October 18, 1940, Page 2. 


16,500,00 Are Eligible, Census Figures Indicate


United States census bureau estimates that 16,500,000 men will be found eligible for military training after the completion of registration of all persons within the age limits fixed by the Burke-Wadsworth act.
Among the states which will contribute the larger number of eligible trainees, according to the bureau's estimate, are: New York, 1,835,000; Pennsylvania, 1,190,000; and Illinois, 1,043,000."