Thursday, June 25, 2009

News From the Past - June 25, 1929

This is from Waterloo Evening Courier from Waterloo Iowa. June 25 was a Tuesday as it turns out.
Veterans Indorse
Full Conscription

Detroit, Mich., June 25.——Universal conscription, restricted immigration, increased appropriations for civil military training camps and national guard units and adequate national defense were indorsed by the Disabled American Veterans of the World War today. The proposals were contained In a report made by the veterans' legislative committee at the ninth annual convention now in progress here.
I find myself wondering if this could have happened. I mean consider how history would have changed if in 1929 we had adopted universal conscription. It probably wasn't really a possibility even then, but it is interesting to consider.

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