1943 Aug. 1
Freeman, Russ (Quaker)
Powellsville (Md.) - "The struggle within CPS to maintain a worthy standard of performance continues." A friend, Fran Marburg, has been shipped to Mancos "because of vague allegations about his subversive behavior." Improvements at Powellsville.
1944 Aug. 4
Germfask (Mich.) - Disputes Foote's claim that Lapine was just an organization of radicals with a planned method of action and group-accepted tenets: "So far as I know this was never the case." Describes experiences at Lapine with others who had been transferred there from Mancos, Colo., unified only by that background and the administration's missteps. Many were non-cooperators, but "Man... more
1945 June 24
Marston, Helen, 1892-1982
Los Angeles (Calif.) - "I am utterly sure that what you are doing is not futile, not only because 'man's primary allegiance is to the truth as he sees it,' basic as that is, but also because of the clarity and logic of your position." Troubled with herself in that while she sees the logic of Foote's position, she is not sure it's the only position: "[I] am afraid I should not be strong enough to go to pr... more
1944 May 25
Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006
San Francisco (Calif.) - Glad Triest liked Foote's open letter to the NSBRO, likes Triest's paper striking out at the apathy accepting postwar conscription as inevitable. Hopes Triest will walk out (from CPS Coleville); Foote's father was upset when he was sent to McNeil, but has since adjusted "and now philosophically accepts my forthcoming second sentence. "This seems to have been the experience of most men ... more
1945 Apr. 12
Glendora (Calif.) - Discussion of articles and counter articles on the anti-CPS views of Stanley Murphy and Louis Taylor, and particularly the excoriating letter written by Harry Elmer Barnes..
Mancos (Colo.) - "This article [critiquing Civilian Public Service camps] was written... while in the Marquette County jail awaiting trial for insisting on doing research on penicillin instead of the building of duck ponds to which he had been assigned at Germfask..." Issued as an issue of the CPS-GI newsletter from CPS Camp in Mancos, Colo.
1944 Apr. 20
Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006
San Francisco (Calif.) - Article written after visit to the Civilian Public Service camp at Lapine, Ore, published in the CPS-GI, a newsletter from CPS Camp #111 at Mancos, Colo. Concerning the radicals and resisters at Lapine and objections to conscription and war.
1944 Nov. 8
Marquette (Mich.) - Wishes to work for CCA. Fellows are trying to get DeVault to "make a strong legal case out of my case in the hopes of blasting some CPS policies, but I am more inclined to be contemptuous of CPS and to prefer making a stand as a CO."