"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."