"My brother, who was registered and on the farm at Benedict, he was never called up. If he was – The neighbors had been down to the draft board, and asked them not to send him because they felt that he was doing more good for them [here] than if he went into the service. And that was probably true because they were really short-handed…
   "Of course, in those days you know, They were still picking corn, most of the guys, by hand. And they had to continue to do that because they wasn't able to buy any corn pickers. They weren't making them."

Holly Miller – Farm Workers Deferred


Other Excerpts from Holly Miller's Interview:

Holly's War Experience
Holly's Wife Lenore as Rosie the Riveter
The Blizzards of 1948 & ’49
Starting Business
Changes in Combines
War Surplus
Postwar Fertilizer Boom
Broadleaf and Grass Herbicides