Chronicle Toledo, Iowa
____ MAY I 1944
jTamaCo. Men j "Attend Prisoner I Of War Meeting
Hear j4^s F^ War
Prison Labor at
Representatives from the Toledo Co- j operative Canning company, Cbopera- j \tive Canning company at Oilman, the| Iowa Electric Light and Power com-] pany, Tama Wood Preserving plant l |snd Central Fibre Products company j met with representatives from other i counties in Marshalltown Tuesday aft- J ernoon. Lieutenant Haycroft and Ser-j geant Armstrong of the prisoner of! war camp at Clarinda, spoke to the group on the possibility of prisoner of; war labor for this area. Previously' representatives from the prisoner ofj war camp had investigated the possi-j bility of housing the prisoners at the Indian sanatorium at Toledo.
A tentative survey of the firms rep-i resented indicated that 600 prisoners I could be used at the maximum peakj labor season. Lieutenant Haycroft; explained to those present that the prisoners must be worked in groups of not less than 10, that they must be paid the going wages for that type of work in the community, and that transportation must be provided for them by the employer. Cost of this transportation can be deducted from the total cost of the labor.
Farmers who can use 10 or more prisoners and who are interested in securing their help should contact Burns M. Byram, county extension director, at Toledo,. Industrial organizations wishing to employ prisoner labor should contact the USES representatives.-- .-*
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