UNITED STATES CONGRESS
THE PRESIDENT A XT) MILITARY TRAINING. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. WASHTNGTOX, December 3. (Received December 9. at 1 p.m.) Piesidemt Wilson opened Congress in person. Ho asserted that the United States will npver in time of peace be ready to put in the field a nation of men trained to arms. 110 objected entirely to compulsory military service, declaring that it was unnecessary." The Democrats cheered this statement. » Proceeding, Prckknt Wihon referred to how the United States had stunted and hindered the growth of the mercantile marine and the Government shipping services to Central «.:id South America,. It was int]>erativo that the Administration's programmo legislation and business ho virUiallv completed. Tho road was now clear before'every honest businessman. President Wilson declared it as hi 3 conclusion that when half the world was afire the. United States should be careful to make the moral insurance against the spread of the conflagration defined, certain, and adequate. Although some Americans wore nervous and ejreited, ihero was no need to turn the country into a military camp.
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UNITED STATES CONGRESS, Evening Star, Issue 15671, 9 December 1914