United States Selective Service System
United States - Form for application as a conscientious objector, signed by Foote (see attachments).
1941 Apr. 1
Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006
New York (N.Y.) - Has just received his questionnaire and cannot return by April 4; "As will be indicated in the questionnaire, I am conscientiously opposed to participation in war because of my religious beliefs, and I request a copy of the special form on which to give further evidence of my beliefs..." Also includes brief note citing time of receipt and remission.
1941 Apr. 8
Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006
United States - Statement in application for status as a conscientious objector.
1942 June 1
Spring Grove (Minn.) - At home on the farm. Has been investigating enlisting in some branch of the military and applied to Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard: "On all counts I was OK except on my eyes. I am wearing glasses because I am a bit near-sighted, thought it is not too severe." Expects to go through on the next draft: "My main disgust is centered on this that I have an education which qu... more
1942 July 3
Spring Grove (Minn.) - His record collection. Tried to enlist in the Army, but held back by his eyes: "It gripes me because it seems that I can see two miles without glasses almost as well as as six feet... Well the outcome is that I have received my letter to reprot for induction in Selective Service... Then I will go to Minneapolis for the army exam. Even though I must be a buck private whi... more
1917 Aug. 15
State of Massachusetts . Local Board for Division No. 1
North Adams (Mass.) - Notice of call for military service for Phillip N. Pike with an appointment made for him to report for a physical examination.
1944 Dec. 26
Los Angeles (Calif.) - The Southern California Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription is now functioning. Triest found it difficult to do much at the meeting since his approach differs so much from the rest. "Although it occurs to the liberal that a military conscription law doesn't cause war, yet I sometimes get the impression from listening to them that if only we influence our congress... more
1941 Oct. 28
United States Selective Service Board 9 (Belmont, Mass.)
Belmont (Mass.) - Taking into consideration the facts and letters from Foote and Muste, the local board voted that Foote's classification remains unchanged.