The Indianapolis News 6 Aug 1917 p14 G T Haywood w district draft appeal
- OPPOSE LOCKHARTS CLAIMS.' . .Jm T - 1. I t "iY.r mazTorw the" district anoeal " board at the statehouse and informally ! presented the case, opinion of the mra - f thft locaJ Mlectlon ln the has; beon rather freely expressed arinst the claims of Lockhart The fi? nouge oi niirrKuiu. uivu la near J of Mr - Escabach. sent Hay - wood and Lockhart to Mr. Eschbach for I further parley, .after Haywood had com Conscription Officials Not Satisfied 'With "Religious Scruples." The district appeal exemption board for this district the Seventh district local selection board for Indianapolis and Jesse Eachbach. state conscription agent Joined today in a series of conscientious objections to permitting Harry Marcus Lockhart 1216 Earhart street Indianapolis, to "get by" with an army exemption claim on the grounds of religious scruples. Lockhart according to Lucius B. Swift of the district ap - neal exemption board, la a disciple uf the religious sect known as the "Apos - j tolic Faith." I Elder G T. Haywood, a negro, field superintendent of the Pentecostal as tJ? ank wWhdnto tl Some of us has got to stay at home and pray," Mr. Escbbach scid the colored preacher offered as a reason for excusing Lockhart from military service. Mr. Eschbach explained that the war department regulations do not provide for the exemption of. persona offering "religious scruples against war aa a reason for exemption. la such instances these persona are liable to draft for service In such noncombative service as the President may direct T. G.