Photo, Print, Drawing After all, Senators, I'm the one who has the final say, and I'm not saying now
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- After all, Senators, I'm the one who has the final say, and I'm not saying now
- Cartoon shows Senators Lister Hill, Robert Taft, Bennett Champ Clark, and Arthur Vandenberg arguing over the extension of the draft. Hill says, "We may have to keep them 2 1/2 years." Taft responds, "2 1/2 years is too long. 20 months is enough." Clark says, "They're trying to keep them in for life." Vandenberg responds, "It is bad for their morale not to know how long they will have to serve." Behind them, the war god Mars points out that the term of service will really depend on whether the United States becomes involved in the war. In the summer of 1941, with war clouds looming, the Roosevelt administration faced the prospect that the soldiers drafted in the first draft in 1940 would have their terms expire in the fall of 1941. After much debate, Congress extended the draft for 18 months. As Berryman predicted, however, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 made the issue moot.
- Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949, artist
Created / Published
- 1941 Aug. 3.
- - Vandenberg, Arthur H.--(Arthur Hendrick),--1884-1951
- - Hill, Lister,--1894
- - Taft, Robert A.--(Robert Alphonso),--1889-1953
- - Clark, Bennett Champ,--1890-1954
- - Mars (Roman deity)--1940-1950
- - Legislators--United States--1940-1950
- - Draft (Military service)--United States--1940-1950
- Editorial cartoons--American.
- Editorial cartoons--American
- - Probably published in: The Evening star (Washington, D.C.).
- - (DLC/PP-1945:R2.134)
- - mm / 860114; ljr / 010823.
- 1 drawing.
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- CD 1 - Berryman (C.K.), no. 140 (A size)
- Cartoon Drawings (Library of Congress)
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- acd 2a05846 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/acd.2a05846
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Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, Artist. After all, Senators, I'm the one who has the final say, and I'm not saying now. United States, 1941. Aug. 3. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016678433/.
APA citation style:
Berryman, C. K. (1941) After all, Senators, I'm the one who has the final say, and I'm not saying now. United States, 1941. Aug. 3. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016678433/.
MLA citation style:
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, Artist. After all, Senators, I'm the one who has the final say, and I'm not saying now. Aug. 3. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016678433/>.