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Bernard Baruch Complains of Draft Exceptions for "Embryo Scientists"
1948. Groves Leslie Bernard Baruch Complains of Draft Exceptions for "Embryo Scientists" BERNARD M. BARUCH, Typed Letter Signed, to Leslie R. Groves, April 3, 1948, New York, NY. 1 p., 7.75" x 9.875". Includes copy of Typed Letter to Bourke B. Hickenlooper, April 3, 1948. Very good. Excerpts Baruch to Groves: "Yes, I am familiar with the difficulties of handling labor. I hoped to overcome all that by the Work-or-Fight clause which we did not have in the last Draft Act, but which we did have in the first World War. Furthermore, there were too many people engaged in needless occupations. You are quite right about the exemption of 'embryo scientists.' The total of these would make one think this whole nation were going to be composed of scientists." [Baruch?] to Hickenlooper: "I have before me a copy of Bill S 2223, in reference to General Leslie Richard Groves. It would be a fine thing to see that put through. It is hard to realize what he accomplished in the most trying circumstances. It is going to be very difficult to get line officers to undertake the kind of work he did if they feel they will not be properly rewarded." Historical Background Conscription in World War II began in the United States in 1940 and eventually drafted 11 million men. The choice of who got drafted and who got a deferment was largely up to local draft boards. Early work on the atomic bomb under the Office of Scientific Research and Development (before the Manhattan Project was organized) was not exempt from the threat of having its scientis … [Click Below for Full Description]
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