It is difficult to understand what Speaker Clark means when he talks of the "disgrace" of a selective draft for the army. He doesn't explain, and in all probability would not be able to.
If there is disgrace in paying a citizen's duty to the army by law, there is disgrace in paying taxes by law, or in doing any other good service by compulsion. Does the Speaker think the gallant sons of France who are fighting in the cause of humanity are "disgraced" by their conscription laws? Or the brave, if misled, Germans? Or the later British soldiers now giving such a magnificent account of themselves?
The Speaker avers that the President's selective draft bill cannot pass. Let us hope he is as good a prophet as he was when he declared last spring that the McLemore "scuttle" resolution was bound to win. Boston Post.