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This was written by Aaron Fraser Pass and is taken from Some Descendants of Nathaniel Pass by William D. Hammond.

It refers to Joseph Claude Pass, who lived in Hall County, Georgia, at the time.

Claude was married to Mandy and farming when he registered for the draft during WW I. Asked when he would be called up and told "no time soon." He considered this "a deal" and borrowed money to put in a crop. He was called to active duty after laying by time. He protested that he had a crop in the field and was told he had to report any way. Apparently considering this to be bad faith, he hid out with Uncle Moses and Aunt Nara (my father Aaron C. Pass carried food and messages from home.) Escaping at least one night-time capture attempt, he picked cotton in a dress so as not to be discovered. Afterwards, he presented himself for conscription.

The draft board was not amused and wrote a scathing letter of condemnation. Claude steamed it open and later presented it, unsealed along with himself, at Camp MacPherson. He told his side of things and the officer or sergeant in charge thought it was hilarious. He asked Claude did he know anybody that made whiskey. Claude replied "Nearly everybody." They made him a corporal and provided a Model T Ford and Claude supplied the Officer's Club with good corn liquor!