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Busy early in the year preparing for CO application, refugees; peace teams, Food-for-Europe; Jesse Holmes spoke at Meeting in March; in July went to Friends work camp in coalfields of Pursglove, W. Va. only to get notice to report to CO camp in Patapsco, Md., administered by the AFSC, working in park there.
In February, Nelson was selected as a member of a CPS unit for relief work in Canton, China, so was transferred to CPS Camp, Lagro, Indiana. Advises brother Bill (married to Helen) about CPS service, comments on CPS camps. Expresses strong disapproval for internment of Japanese-Americans, hope that War would be over by end of year. In August he was transferred to Columbia University where a group of selected COs began training in International Administration, to prepare for post-war.
In late March, Nelson transferred to CPS Camp #94 in Trenton, N.D., where the project was building an irrigation and co-operative organization. Nelson’s parents returned to Emporia, KS, from their mission in China. Expresses his disapproval of the proposed Universal Peacetime Military Conscription Act.