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May 23, 1973 - Image 8

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THE SUMMER DA I Y

Wednesday, Ntcy 23, 1973

'orse Eioht THE SUMMER DAILY Wednesday, May 23, 1973

... .

ENDS TODAYs '
Shows at 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9 PM Doubts a
C A M PI S Peter Finch as Admiral Lord Nelson
Glenda Jackson as Lady Ha ilton _ r W
AfLTetePoe6861 in "THE NELSON AFFAIR" ro IIU
-STARTS THURSDAY - --WASHINGTON OP) - S o m e
Pentagon officials are becoming
WILL THIS FILM BE increasingly uncertain that the
United States can maintain ade-
"The Night of the Living Dead" 4 kquate armed forces on an all-
OF THE 1970's? volunteer basis.
The Pentagon's official position
A Shakespearean is that the all-volunteer concept
revenge otheOr i can and will succeed. That h a s
riticsLnUUh been its line since the outset of
rho boos the Nixon administration, long
vilified before the government stopped
v ddrafting yoang men into the
hiscsar a® Army last December.
his arer : o zBUT Gen. Creighton Abrains,
leaves the Army chief of staff, told a
a bloody THIS reporter recently he is not yet'
trail of- prepared to predict the outcome.
Shakes- SEAT IS Abrams indicated he expects to
pearean RESERVED know by next winter, after about
clues o FOR YOU! a year of experience without the
presence of the draft to spur en-
listments.
VINCENT .\Another general said privately,
PRI AAE G "The felling is growing that it is
and DIANA RIGG doubtful- we can make it."
A civilian official added: "If
we adhere to quality goals, it is
Daily .iassit ieds G et ResultsJ beginning to appear as if it will
be damned hard to fill the serv-
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bout volunteer army
ong Pentagon brass

ices' strength objectives."
IN A STUDY for Congress, the
General Accounting Office pre-
dicted early this month that the
armed services could fall as
many as 83,000 short of their goal
of the 354,000 new enlistments
next year unless mental stand-
ards are lowered.
Ten months ago, the Pentagon

range of new initiatives t h e
Nixon administration opened up
over the past four years.
The question now facing Penta-
gon military and civilian offic-
ials is: What can work, if all
the improvements and entice-
ments attempted so far do not?
SOME OFFICIALS say t he a
Pentagon may have to lower its

The official Pentagon rosition is that the
all-volunteer concept can and will succeed,
but one general admits privately that, "The
feeling is growing that it is doubtful we can
make it."

put into effect a new $1,500 bon-
us to lure young men into enlist-
ing for ground-combat jobs in
the Army and the Marine Corps,
an area of considerable difficulty
in raising enough manpower.
But late last~month, the Penta-
gon had to raise that bonus to
$2,500 for a four-year enlistment
because the smaller bonus was
nst working well enough.
THE BONUS is only one of a
BACH CLUB
presents
ROCHELLE ABRAMSON,
violin
HIROSHI TAKEZAWA,
piano
olsying works of
Bach, LeClair, Ravel,
Paganini, & Wieniawski
Thurs., May 24-8 P.M.
ANDERSON ROOM
MICHIGAN UNION
EVERYONE INVITED
Ice creom served
after the program.
More Info: Eileen 665-7246
A weekly gathering of people of
all levels of musical ignorance.

standards, despite strong opposi-
tioo from the officer corps. Ano-
ther option could be to cut the
over-all size of the armed forces
even further.
Beyond the lowering of mental
standards and the deeper cut-
ting of the nation's military forc-
es lies an even-less-palatable op-
tion.
THAT OPTION would be to ask
Congress to revive the draft,
something not discussed on the
record by Pentagon officials but
which obviously lurks in the
backs of their, minds.
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