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kahroba

Senior Member
Persian
Dear guys
Here's a piece of news taken from "Newsreel XXII", "1919" by Dos Passos. Please tell me the meaning of "Crowder" in the text.
FYI, time is about 1916 and USA is going to enter the war (WW1), hence the draft...
AGITATORS CAN'T GET AMERICAN PASSPORTS
BONDS BUY BULLETS BUY BULLETS
KILLS HERSELF AT SEA; CROWDER IN CITY AFTER SLACKERS
Oh old Uncle Sam, He's got the infantree, He's got the cavalree, He's got the artileree, And then by God we'll all go to Chermanee, God Help Kaiser Bill!
 
  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    This one took a little hunting:

    All male persons aged 21 to 30 years, inclusive, were required to register "in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by the President" or become liable to imprisonment for one year. Permitted exemptions from the draft included National and State officials, ministers of religion, theological students, military and naval personnel, county and municipal officials, mail and custom house clerks, pilots and mariners actually in sea service, artisans and workmen in armories, arsenals, and navy yards, members of sects whose creeds forbade them to engage in war, persons employed in industries and in agriculture necessary to the operations of the armed forces, those physically or mentally deficient, and those with dependents to support.

    A Presidential proclamation, fixed June 5, 1917, as registration day, except in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, where a date would be named later. Gen. Enoch H. Crowder was appointed Provost Marshal to execute the measure.
    source

    The draft is military conscription. Slackers are those avoiding registration.
     
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