U.S. At War: The Tobacco Road Gang

Selective Service officials were at their wit's end last week. The problem that vexed them: how to deal with a group of draft-age Americans who have refused to fight, who now decline to work, and spend most of their waking hours finding new and more ostentatious ways of thumbing their noses at all authority.

Most of the young men in Selective Service's problem are conscientious objectors who were plucked from other camps as troublemakers and sent to Camp Germfask, Mich. Officials had hoped that at Germfask, an old CCC camp on the 95,000-acre Seney Wild Life Refuge in northern Michigan, the troublemakers...

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