Turns out Scoop doesn't want to go to Actual War; he wants to go to Military Training Camp, for grins & giggles, so he can be ready when total war mobilization eventually consumes the nation.

A sign of the times, and how they repeat: in 1915, many viewed Americans as soft, its old martial virtues forgotten.

You wouldn't know the wife was upset unless she was jumping up and down. Another thing to note: everyone gets pictures at their own custom height. The pictures automatically adjust to head level depending on whether you sit or stand.