Monday, February 16, 2015

Men Not Fit for Service, 1919

From the Feb. 6, 1919 issue of The Watauga Democrat, Boone

Dr. C.B. McNairy, Superintendent of the Kinston School for the Feeble Minded says: The selective draft has astonished us by revealing the many able-bodied men who are not capable of managing their own affairs with ordinary prudence, who in other words are feeble minded. Of the men in the selective draft from North Carolina sent to Camp Jackson, 14 per thousand were found not to be sufficiently strong mentally to fight for the country that gave them birth.

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