The attached article appeared in an American veterans magazine in 1920 and addressed their broad concern that justice be served to all those American men who deliberately evaded the World War I draft:
"Doomsday looms just over the horizon for the draft deserter. That wily gentleman who hid behind a tree and chuckled as his neighbor shouldered a gun and marched off to battle is soon to have that chuckle mopped off his face. He will find that no tree vegetates enough to cover from shame the miserable carcass of his manhood...According to the latest reports, 173,911 is the maximum number of draft registrants chargeable with willful desertion."
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