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Memorandum for Mr. Lowell Mellett1
September 10, 1940 [Washington, D.C.]
My dear Mr. Mellett:
I am worried over the problem of the possibility of the Selective Service Act being made effective without an immediately available background of publicity, calculated to dignify the position of the prospective trainee—as was so successfully managed in 1917.
In the Selective Service Section of the War Department, they have prepared data for pamphlets, questionnaires, etc.; but what I am interested in is a much more extensive publicity service, geared ready to go into action as soon as the law becomes effective.
I would appreciate your looking over the attached notes.2
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. Mellett was a special assistant to the president and director of the office of Government Reports.
2. The editors have not found these attachments.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 303.