A letter from a South Carolinian to Congress concerning the change in the draft age to eighteen and nineteen. The writer is a poor married woman who has worked hard to send her son to college. She states that it isn't fair to not let the young boys finish school. She then discusses married men without children and "negros" fighting in the war. She ends with offering her services instead of drafting her son.
A letter from a South Carolina lawyer to Senator Smith concerning the amendment for one year of training for eighteen and nineteen year olds before going to war, once drafted. He believes the Senator should vote down the amendment for the lengthy training would handicap the military, who are in present need of more manpower.
A telegram from a South Carolinian to Senator Maybank concerning the change in the draft age to eighteen and nineteen. He asks the Senator to support the War Department on the draft issue. A response from Maybank is included, stating he will do all he can to support the program.
A telegram from a South Carolinian to Senator Maybank concerning proper training for eighteen and nineteen year old boys if drafted. A response from Maybank is included, greatly appreciating the constituent's views.
A letter from a South Carolinian supporting lowering the draft age, but that he doesn't understand taking the younger boys while those at home who are causing strikes within the war industries stay home. He believes that those workers should be put into the army. He wants the Senator to abolish the Unions for the duration of the war and put every man from seventeen to seventy in the army. A response from Maybank is included, thanking the constituent for his letter.
Correspondence between a South Carolinian and Senator Maybank concerning not changing the draft age to eighteen and nineteen. A response from Maybank is included, stating he appreciates the letter but no one will be exempt from draft. He gives the average age of members of the Navy and Marine Corps, which is between seventeen and nineteen, demonstrating that many young men already want to join the service. The citizen than writes back stating that she never meant for her letter to appear as if she was asking for special treatment.
A letter from a South Carolina druggist to Senator Maybank protesting eighteen and nineteen year old boys being drafted for the war. He states that there are so many within the draft age who have not been called yet, men with no children, ex-criminals, and the "negros." A response from Maybank is included, stating he appreciates the letter but no one will be exempt from draft.