Army & Navy: 14,000 Conchies

Of the millions of men who have been processed by Selective Service machinery throughout the nation only 6,277 by last week had been finally classified as conscientious objectors (4-E). Most were in labor camps working on soil conservation, reclamation and reforestation projects formerly in the CCC domain. Housed in 59 camps from coast to coast, C.O.s are under Army jurisdiction, do all their own work, pay their own upkeep or are supported by funds from churches and sympathizers.

Classed as objectors willing to accept noncombatant duties (1-A-O)—ambulance drivers, stretcher-bearers, etc.—were 6,577 others....

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