One day while the women were at work, they heard the news over the factory radio that the draft age had been lowered to the age of eighteen. Both women were in shock because both of their sons were that age.
When the time had come for the boys to get drafted, Lola didn't want her son to go to war so she lied about his age. This made Ava furious because her son would be getting drafted and she felt that it was unfair.
Ava ended up informing the draft people about the lie that Lola told. John ended up getting drafted, but that didn't solve the fact that both of their sons were now going to war.