Publisher Los Angeles, CA: Glendora Strikers' Defense Committee, 1946
Seller ID EOHG417-010
FIRST EDITION. Brochure. 8 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches. 12 separate panels, printing covers double- and triple-panels. Printed in red and black inks on laid cream paper; text clean, unmarked. Single sheet of paper 11 x 14 1/2 inch paper, printed on both sides, folded 3 times; binding square and tight, toned on several exposed panels. Includes the original return envelope to the Glendora Strikers' Defense Committee, 3302 South Grand, Los Angeles. SCARCE. Very Good. With striking graphics, this brochure asks the public to support a defense fund for conscientious objectors being held in Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp No. 76 in Glendora, California, which operated from January 1943 until December 1946. A total of 552 men performed many kinds of work at CPS Camp No. 76; they fought fires, conducted fire and soils studies, maintained recreational areas, planted trees, conducted a forest tree survey and filled a variety of staff roles. The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 was enacted September 16, 1940; this law allowed for Conscientious Objector status, which included limited noncombatant military service, and a variety of Conscientious Objector noncombatant status categories. Those who opposed both combatant and noncombatant training and service were assigned to general "work of national importance." Those assigned to the Civilian Public Service Program were assigned to work camps in soil conservation or forestry projects for which they received no pay, hence the subtitle of this Brochure: 5 Years: Work Without Pay, Dependents Without Support, Protest Without Results, Punishment without Appeal. Not in Worldcat.
Glendora Strikers' Defense Committee, 5 Years Work Without Pay, Conscientious Objectors, World War II