CPS Unit Number 097-29
Unit ID: 29
Operating agency: BSC
Opened: 5 1943
Closed: 10 1946
Total number of workers who worked in this camp: 0
CPS Camp No. 97, subunit 15, Delaware County New YorkDigital Image © 2011 Brethren Historical Library and Archives. All Rights Reserved.August 1943
CPS Camp No. 97Box 2, Folder 15. MCC Photographs, Civilian Public Service, 1941-1947. IX-13-2.2. Mennonite Central Committee Photo Archive
CPS Camp No. 97, subunit 4Digital image from American Friends Service Committee: Civilian Public Service Records (DG 002), Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
CPS Unit No. 97, subunit 29, located in King County, Washington, was operated by the Brethren Service Committee and Mennonite Central Committee.
The unit opened with ten men in May, 1945 with unit supervision provided by MCC. However, Mark Schrock and Ora Huston took over that responsibility.
Huston described the work in the King County Dairy Farm Unit located in the Seattle Milk Shed.
The men are scattered over the county. . . . Wages range from $100.00 to $135.00 per month.
The work is primarily with the dairy cows and milk. In the summer, all of the farms have hay. . .but most of them do not have any row or grain crops. Practically all of the feed, with the exception of the hay, is purchased. The men handle the feed from the car to the cattle.
Bangs Disease is prevalent in almost every herd: therefore all milk must be pasteurized. In general the men deliver the milk to the pasteurizing plant and have little or nothing to do with the bottling or delivery of the milk. (Ora Huston to Carl S. Miller, November 11, 1944 quoted in Eisan p. 244)