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The following is an excerpt from The Elwood Bulletin, Thursday, June 14, 1917, pages 1 & 4.

Personnel of Those Registering In County

As reported last week 421 young men in Gosper County registered on Tuesday, June 5th, as being eligible for military service.  Two hundred and twenty-two have dependent relatives, five claimed total disability with a probably forty-five listed as exemptions.  As far as local authorities can ascertain not a "slacker" is to be found in the county.

Following is the number registered in each precinct. Highland 24; Union 24, Elk Creek 32, West Muddy 26, Lincoln 26, Turkey Creek 26, East Muddy 37, Harrison 55, Elwood 80, Robb 24, Bethel 38, Brace 29.

The total registration in the state as reported to the governor is 118,123, being about eleven thousand lower than the government estimate.  Of that number 74,596 are asking exemption.

It is expected by the Federal government at Washington that the total registration would be close to 9,000,000 in place of the ten and one-fourth million as put by the census experts.

Following is a complete list of those registering in ths county:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A                  Huckfeldt, Orvin Henry Phillips, Bruce Lenger
Abraham, George Hambidge, Archie Leonard Paulson, Phillip Andrew
Abraham, Otto Edward Holscher, William Fred Pool, Jacob Shimers
Aldrich, Albert Ray Houser, Walter C. Pickering, Henry
Anderson, John Henry Hibbs, James R
Anderson, Wm. Leroy Hock, William Peter Roberts, Charles Victor
Anderson, Minar High, Leonard E. Roberts, Alford Clyde
Anderson, Anders Emil High, Phillip Hany Knute Rowland, Thomas P.
B Hilthus, Herman Albert Roberts, Ora Earl
Block [Bloch], Emil Gustav Heath, Robert Henry Rohlfing, Herman Henry Frank
Burke, Donnelly Lee Holthus, Henry Fred Roggenseer, Gustaves Arthur
Baker, Edward Barnett Hansen, William Ernest Roggenseer, Earl Jake
Brown, Leroy Abner Houser, Herman Louis Rogers, James Oral
Barnett, Harry Leroy Harding, Ernest Monford Roberts, Stephen Edward
Birt, John Calvin Hanlin, Charles John Robb, Orville
Bachman, Charles John Hofferber_, Jacob John Reed, Joshua Calvin
Bachmann, Walter Frank Hyslop, Robert Irvin Rader, Charles John
Benton, Clyde Everett Hyslop, Walter William Renken, Otto Herman
Burke, Ethelbert Sharder Hess, Paul Rayburn, Clifford Downs
Burke, James Paul Halker, Alvin L. Robb, Lester
Barnett, Ralph Gilbert Hanson, George William Rohrbacher, George Jacob
Bellamy, Arthur William Hansen, Otto Herbert Renken, Louie Henry
Brand, Herman Fred Houser, Jesse Robert Robb, Clifford
Brand, Frank Grover J Reynolds, James Morgan
Best, Bacil Oscar Jorges, Frank Henry Rasmussen, Carl John
Bredenkamp, August Frederick     Johnson, Lloyd Benson Rosecrans, Charlie Isaac
Bloom, Virgil Haven Jackson, George Milton Robb, James Robert
Brown, Emerly Arthur Junkin, Russell Joseph Rosecrans, Clifford Fred
Brown, Ralph Carell Jones, Earl Bernard Rice, Jesse William
Brown, Glen A. K S
Bean, Floyd J. Kruback, August Theadore William Sweeney, Ervin James
Brockett, Harley Russell Kehr, William Frank Slater, Harry Carson
Burns, Robert Russell Kehr, George Fred Smith, George Marion
Blevins, George Kehr, Louie August Stoddard, Ralph Emmett
Beyl, Henry Mike Kruback, Jacob Theodore Snyder, Hervey Wilber
Bossung, Adolph Karschner, Wilber Jay Schievelbein, Herbert Erich
Brell, William Conrad Kalthoff, Henry Fred Stoddard, Elmer Manley
Balheim, Elmer Valentine Kalthoff, Ernest Henry Searl, Fay Loring
C Karsten, Harry Henry Stillman, Ernest William
Callister, Lee Oscar Knispel, Wille Stillman, Herman Henry
Callister, Frank Henry Keller, George Stillman, Charles Henry
Callister, Ray Rolland Kjar, George Peter Stewart, Charles Milton
Caswell, Charles Oscar Knapple, George Pleasant Stagemeyer, William Fred
Carter, Thomas Phillip Kirwan, Ray Stagemeyer, Fred William
Coy, Clarence Lyndon Keller, Ernest Gottlob Scott, Willie Chestlie
Clayton, Thomas Asahel Keller, Albert Christ Schrader, William Frederick
Clayton, Orvale Joseph L Smith, Alfred
Clayton, Clyde Johnson Leising, Walter William Sandstedt, Arthur Emil
Carstens, Louie William Lee, Guy Elmer Spring, Samuel Clarence
Carroll, Charles Denis Lundberg, Walter Wesley Stark, Walter Albert
Courkamp, Otto Jr. Leggott, Edward Salisbury, Stanley E.
Cowels, Sanford Ralph Leggott, Charles Sackett, William Clarence
Cook, Alvin Robert Lentz, Leon Hays Stoll, Edward Hecker
Corder, John Lervig, Emil Schliemann, Henry
Carbaugh, Jesse Owen Loos, Roy Lamoine Schwarz, John Fred
Chambers, John Blaine Lewis, Charles L. Schroeder, Albert Henry
Coate, Erman Lydiatt, David L. Stehl, Henry
Caswell, Lewis Washington Lantz, John Salisbury, Orin Franklin
Caswell, George Henry Lantz, William Lester Salisbury, Guy William
Curtis, Harold Guy Lauby, Joseph Peter Smith, John Frederick
Cole, Elbert Ranson Lauby, Henry Leonard Schrotberger, Ottis Henry
Crantz, Phillip Nathanial Lauby, Edward Nicholas Shallenberger, George Eugene
Cone, Charlie Lyon, Grover Cleveland Swanson, David Livingston
Christensen, Andrew Lyon, Dudley Charley Smith, Claude Waldo
Christensen, Chris Arnt Laier, Christ David Simpson, Ulysses Grant
Corder, Claude Cleveland M Scott, Walter C.
D Meyer, Peter Herman Otto Saling, Lloyd Absalom
Detenbeck, Guy Burton Meyer, Miller [?] Leroy Shores, Wiley Elias
Dobrenz, William Fred Miller, Charles Sander, George Henry
Deselms, Floyd M. Montgomery, Philip Henry Stephens, Coval Edgar
Dawson, Walter Frances Monter, Henry Julius Schwenninger, William
Dawson, George Arthur McClellan, William Butler Schmidt, Roy Fred
Dodson, Harry Asa McClellan, Homer Lesley Schrotberger, Daniel
Dwinell, Lester Elsworth Morse, Chancey Earl Schroeder, Ernest Carl
Debban, Richard Martin Monter, William Herman T
Dannehl, William Carl Missing, Henry August Tull, Otto Everett
Dunbar, Orval Earl Meyerle, Charles Fred Thomas, Lewis Guild
Dunbar, Albert Guy Myers, Oscar Thomas, Percy Erastus
Dannehl, Louie Henry Monter, Edward Clamer Tilson, Wallace Revere
Downer, Reu Myers, Peter M. Tosasek, Frank Fred
Dannehl, Elmer Fred Henry Morgan, Harvey Joseph Tilson, Clifford Vergin
Deppe, John McGoe, Frank Hoon Thomas, Howard Clyde
Dyer, Roy Lee McDowell, Clarence Abraham Tilson, Earl Deloid
Debban, Paul Fred Murdoch, Oscar John Tilson, Ralph
DeBoer, Jr., James Miles, Robert Grant U
Dow, Donald Benedict Moody, Aarel Victor Umberger, John Leonard
Dresher, Emil Oliver Miller, William Ernest Umberger, Perry J.
Dodson, Robert Edward Lee Moncrief, Archie William Uebele, Fred John
Decker, Noble Adam Moncrief, Clarence Martin V
DeBoer, George Minno Mahlin, J. C. Vries, Waird De
Daiss, Otto David Mathews, Benjamin Franklin Vandruff, Oscar lemuel
E McGee, Roy Vandruff, Bryce Leroy
Esslinger, Emil Christian Miles, Benjamin Harrison Vandruff, Clyde Everett
Esslinger, Jacob Major, Emmett Orville Vinzant, Hugh
Ebmeier, Herman John Midert, Charles Sam Vinzant, William
Ebmeier, Herman Henry Misterek, John VonLoh, Walter
Esslinger, Johann Fredrich Marquardt, John Henry VonLoh, Louie Arthur
F                 Mueller, Louis John W                 
Flood, Mathew Phillip Murphy, Charles Joseph Walters, Guy Edward
Fetters, Ervin Earl Mahar, Ralph Walker, Charlie Lawrence
Foster, George Homer Major, Erivin Edwin Williams, Sidney Augustine
Fahnholz, Charles Don Magnuson, Clarence Weber, Alfred G.
Fanter, Harry Herman Matt, Charles Harry Warren, Elmer Ross
Frey, Omer Ray Major, Walter Leroy Waits, Perry David
Furrow, Verne Gaylord Mueller, Lorenzo Herman Winslow, Thomas Ryland
Fish, Fred Murray, Robert Burns Walters, Henry
Foss, John Charley Mahar, Fred Way, Thomas Leroy
Fitzsimmons, Harold J. Maxwell, Ernest Sylvester Weber, William Otto
Fastenau, Walter N                  Weber, Herman Otto
Fastenau, Herman Richard Henry          Noltensmeier, Wm. Fred Wilken, Albert Emil
Fastenau, Frank Chris Noltensmeier, Samuel Henry Way, Vernon Alfred
Floyd, William James Nelson, Ernest August Lawrence Wolgamott, Ray
G                  Nylander, Carl Leonard Wolgamott, Arthur Dow
Gear, Carre C. Nickel, Gottlob Fred Winhelm, Earnest
Gaines, Frank Evans Nott, Elias Asron Westfall, Owen Leroy
Glaser, Walter Emery Nelson, Dany Wildman, Clifford Lowell
Glenn, Andrew Nelson, John Ray Way, Charles Wesley
Glenn, Patrick Nelson, Earl Ward Woodring, Ray Cyrus
Glenn, Mathew O                  Wilken, Harry
Glenn, Joseph Opitz, Charles Edward Wildman, Chester Bernard
Glenn, William Henry Harrison Olson, Alfred Carl Wagner, Leroy Henry
Grannis, Eugene G. Oyler, Grover Weismann, Albert
Graham, James Alvin O'Donnell, James Vincent Woehrle, Fred Earl
Gainforth, Walter Harvey Overfield, Kellus Dean Wheeler, Leroy
Gano, John Raymond Owen, Earl Charles Westfall, Charles Scott
Garner, Ray Elmer Ohrt, Albert John Woehrle, Chris John
H                  Ozanne, Ervin Walter Wellsey, Ora Arnold
Hurlbert, Ellsworth Leroy P                  Wilsey, Leon Jerry
Helms, Charly Ferdinand Phillips, Roy Edwin Westfall, Frank Clarence
Hinz, Gustav Siegfried#ff0033 Phillips, Carl Vernon Wade, Roy Edgar
Helms, Henry Christoph Rickett [Sic.], Russell Walter Wissman, Fred William
Hinz, Herman Helmuth Henry Peterman, Frank Julius William Wehmeier, Simon Fred
Hemelstrand, Clifford L. Philipson, Bennett Withers, John Lester
Hemelstrand, Ivan E. Phillipson, Victor Reuben Wildman, Everett Milton
Hormann, Carl Potter, James Grover Wehmeier, William Guss
Hainbridge, John William Person, Per Wade, Ray Hazel
Huxoll, Ernest A. Peterson, David Theodore Y                 
Huff, Ed. Pedley, Edgar Stone Yorges, William Lewis
Hitchcock, Carl Henry Phillips, John Caleb York, Rev. William Henry
Haussler, Herman Wm. Proctor, Earl Wallanc Z                 
Hormann, Frank William Phillips, Samuel Wesley Ziebarth, William Joseph
Hallier, Herman John Pfeiffer, Martin August Zimmermann, Phillip Henry
Hosick, Wirley Orval Pfeiffer, Oswald Frederich Total registered, 421
Haeffner, Joseph Julius Pfeiffer, Oscar John  
Houlden, Clyde W. Pence, Clyde Edward  
Holst, John Frederick Powers, William  
Haney, Franklin Clinton Phillips, Orlie Curtis  
Haney, Lloyd Warren Phillips, Earl Rex  

From The Elwood Bulletin, Thursday, June 13, 1918, page 1, columns 1 & 2

   Thirty-nine Men Registered
     For Service Wednesday

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   Under the selective draft laws
thirty-nine Gosper county young
men who have attained the age of
twenty-one years since the 5th day
of June, 1917, registered at the
office of the local board for Gos- 
per county at the court house on
Wednesday of last week.
   Following are the names of
those who registered with their
postoffice address;
   Earl E. Moore, Arapahoe.
   Vernie H. E. Fahnholz, Arap-
ahoe.
   Fredric M. Schleicher, Arap-
ahoe.
   Howard C. Collister, Bertrand.
   William Ci. Hilker, Cambridge.
   Carl W. Reissener, Bertrand.
   Herbert A. C. Ross, Bertrand.
   Edward N, Mayer, Arapahoe.
   Henry E. Allen, Cambridge.
   Earl W. Richardson, Smithfield.
   Halley Smith, Arapahoe.
   Henry A.Hhelms, Arapahoe.
   Lester B. Stump, Edison.
   Henry F. Scheneman, Arap-
ahoe.
   John A. Fox, Smithfield.
   Henry G. Stark, Holbrook.
   Fred J. A. Benson, Smithfield.
   Herbert J. Corder, Elwood.
   Edward A. Mohrmann, Arap-
ahoe.
   Gotthilf A. Burr, Smithfield.
   Jom DeBoer, Elwood.
   Roy Bowen, Bertrand.
   Adolph H. C. VonLoh, Smith-
field.
   Clifford R. Selby, Smithfield.
   Harry C. Carter, Arapahoe.
   Carl F. Schieber, Arapahoe.
   Carl O. Gelhaar, Smithfield.
   Leo S. Deselms, Arapahoe.
   Lester J. Harm, Elwood.
   Vern O. High, Bertrand.
   Eugene E. Gruber, Eustis.
   Herman E. Force., Elwood.
   Laban E. Lydiatt, Elwood.
   Jesse C. Coate, Elwood.
   Emil G. Jorges, Elwood.
   Homer H. Pruden, Arapahoe.
   Harold C. Craig, Elwood.
   Fred H. Pargman, Bertrand.
   Archie E. Wolgamott, Smith-
field.
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I will be in Elwood on the first
and third Saturday's and the se-
cond Thursday of each month to do
photographic work.  Remember
the dates.--LILA NELSON
    All Men in Gosper County
    Must Register for Labor

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   Due to a late ruling coming
from the office of Provost Marsh-
al that all men must do work or
fight and due to the shortage of
labor in the agricultral countys
Tuesday, June 18th, has been des-
ignated by the State Council of
Defense as registration day for
Gosper county, when every male
person who has attained the age
of 16 years and who have reached
the age limit up to a hundred
must register.  The registration
is under the supervision of the
County Council of Defense and will
be handled by school districts.
   In the country districts the
hour for registration is set at
8 p. m. and in Elwood and Smith-
field at 7 p. m.  Supplies will
be in the hands of the school off-
icers in time for the registration.
   While the boys are in France
licking the stuffing out of the
Huns it is up to us over here to
do a little military skirmishing
of our own in the harvest fields.
A military necessity, it must be
done.  The labor situation is
serious and what better can be
done than the business men in the
towns enlisting for farm work dur-
ing harvest.  Retired farmers and
the business man will be expected
to put in a few good licks in the
field each week.  In another
column we call attention to the
proclamation issued by the County
Council of Defense.  Read it and
do not forget to register on Tues-
day, June 18th.
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  German Alien Females Must
        Register at Postoffice

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   Postmaster F. H. Haworth re-
ceived instructions Monday from
government officials to the effect
that all German Alien females in
Gosper county must register. The
time for registering will begin
Monday morning, June 17, 1918, and
continue on each day successively
except Sunday, up to and includ-
ing Wednesday, the 26th day of
June.
   It will be remembered that
some time ago all German Alien
males were required to register.

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