Reflections from Paul Hertzler
The following are reflections from Paul Hertzler regarding his CPS experience:
“As an eighth grader I was asked by my teacher to join the school debating team to argue the negative position to the resolution that the United States should assist in rearming Great Britain. I did a lot of reading, thinking and talking about the subject. This solidified my position on non-resistance. In the first debate I was humiliated in front of the assembly of our cross-town rival junior high school by the loud voiced son of the school’s principal.”
“…my older brother, Aldus, was called before the draft board and told that they would not allow him to disgrace our town with a 4-E, CO status. Aldus appealed the decision and had a hearing before the federal court in Philadelphia which granted his request.”
--Taken from "Detour...Main Highway": Our CPS Stories. Goshen, IN: College Mennonite Church, 1995. p28-30.