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1943 Sept. 7

Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967

Letter from A. J. Muste to Caleb Foote

New York (N.Y.) - Suggests he not apply for Plan 4 parole, or parole at all. "The whole parole situation is very much up in the air. There are some indications that the situation may get worse, and that fewer men will get parole in the future." News of fellow COs: Charlie Butcher is okay; Bob Brooks may get his call to CPS and will refuse; Fran Hall arraigned; Dave Dellinger got two year... more

Caleb Foote Papers

1947 Dec. 24

Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967

Statement of the Rev. A. J. Muste, Chairman, Committee for Amnesty, on the pardons granted by President Truman, December 23, 1947

New York (N.Y.) - "The report of the President's Amnesty Board is entirely devoid of statesmanship, justice, consistency, and vision." What has been enacted is not amnesty, but only individual pardons, with only 10% of Selective Service violators and less than a quarter of Jehovah's Witnesses pardoned. Objects to the distinction between religious objectors and those who object on an intellectual, politi... more

Caleb Foote Papers

1943

Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967

Civilian public sevice -- retrospect and prospect

United States - Essay by Muste on Civilian Public Service, From a collection of newsletters issued at Civilian Public Service camps for war resisters and conscientious objectors during the Second World War.

Civilian Public Service Camp Newsletter Collection

1945 Mar. 30

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

Letter from Caleb Foote to A. J. Muste

Berkeley (Calif.) - Approves enthusiastically of the idea of having Mary Farquharson com to lobby for FOR.

Caleb Foote Papers

1944 Nov. 28

Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967

Letter from A. J. Muste to Caleb Foote

New York (N.Y.) - News of the action of the Assistant District Attorney is glorious.

Caleb Foote Papers

1941 July 29

Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967

Letter from A. J. Muste to Caleb Foote

New York (N.Y.) - Remitting a memorandum on the plan to the Retreat and Training School that will precede the annual conference in Deering. Formally invites Foote to take part.

Caleb Foote Papers

1944 Dec. 4

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

Letter from Caleb Foote to John M. Swomley and A. J. Muste

San Francisco (Calif.) - Sends a report on his activities for FOR. Plan to work hard on conscription. Recommends placing more emphasis on combatting anti-semitism: "I find even more of this developing out here than prejudice against Japanese, and our Conference Questionnaire showed more anti-semitism among FOR members than any other form of racial prejudice."

Caleb Foote Papers

1945 Mar. 23

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

Letter from Caleb Foote to A. J. Muste, John Nevin Sayre, and John M. Swomley

Berkeley (Calif.) - Long letter venting his concerns about the FOR and ineffectiveness on the eve of his second imprisonment. Does not feel it fair to replace Caleb during his imprisonment with someone there only for the duration; concern about the increasing ineffectiveness of the organization. Frustrated in the inability to get the FOR or associates to do anything about the jails or prison system. S... more

Caleb Foote Papers

1945 Mar. 22

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

Letter from Caleb Foote to A. J. Muste

Berkeley (Calif.) - Enclosing copies of the newsletter (not present). Asks for FOR support for Hope during his imprisonment.

Caleb Foote Papers

1944 Dec. 21

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

Letter from Caleb Foote to A. J. Muste

San Francisco (Calif.) - Has regarded Emily Lehan as a valuable addition, but does not know her well. After looking into her ideas, he advises caution in how she is used: she is thought to be emotionally unstable and second, she "is willing to use any means to obtain the ends she desires."

Caleb Foote Papers