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500,000 Students Will Escape Draft

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Only 500,000 students will escape service under the scholastic deferments program, spokesmen for Draft Director Major General Hershey disclosed Saturday.

In the past, over 700,000 students have been deferred for scholastic reasons. Military requirements of the Japanese occupation and our expanding army have increased the draft quota, the spokesman said. The new scholastic deferment feet was designed to reduce rather than increase the number of men receiving student deferments, he stated.

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