Draft Call to Men of 20

Toronto Feb. 23 — The Star today states that at the coming session of Parliament the Union government will propose an amendment to the Military Service act bringing within it’s operation young men who have reached the age of 20 since the act was passed

The present measure specifically exempt those who should reach 20 years after it became law. It is expected by this amendment that 45,000 additional troops will be secured. Toronto’s share is estimated at 2,500 or two and a half battalions at war strength.

The military authorities estimate that a total of 75,000 troops will be obtained by calling out the first class under this act. This estimate, of course is based upon expectation that questions of exemptment in Quebec will be cleared up fairly and impartially. It also includes volunteers coming in continually from the United States, but the age set is 21 years.