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Saturday Tidbits

Courier Tribune
24 Oct 1940

List Nemaha Serial Numbers for the Draft

Over 1600 names are in the County Roll

A Master List Will Be Chosen in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday to Determine Order in Which Local
Numbers Will Be Called

The Courier-Tribune prints today a list of names and numbers important to almost every home in Nemaha county. It is the list of men between ages of 21 and 36 who enrolled on Wednesday, October 16th, for possible service to their country, and with each man’s name, the county serial number which has been drawn for him by the local draft board.
The arrangement is by number rather than by names because numbers will be the important thing next Tuesday, October 29th, when a master list is to be drawn at Washington, D.C. to determine the order in which local numbers will be called. President Roosevelt will draw the first number.

The local drawing and listing was completed Tuesday except perhaps for a few straggling cards. The board officially posted the list yesterday and sent a copy to state headquarters. The Sabetha Herald and Courier-Tribune joined in setting the large amount of type necessary and the list is printed in the two papers. TO avoid ruining the type to still greater length, a key system is sued to abbreviate names of towns. Where two letters make the name of the town clear, only two are used. Seneca becomes Se; Sabetha Sa; Corning Co; Centralia Ce; Goff GO; Wetmore We; and Baileyville, Bern, Kelly, Havensville, Soldier, Pawnee, Axtell and other points are similarly abbreviated. Oneida and Onaga addresses required the use of Onei and Ona. The Nemaha County list follows:

continued from last Saturday

651 Earl Jacob Meyer Sa
652 Charles Nelson Alley Go
653 John William Plattner Sa
654 Kal George Strube Sa
655 Francis L’rence Mohlman Se
656 Jame Salvin Hoskins Ce
657 Glenn Emerson Littrell Sa
658 Clarence Raphel Haug Se
659 Samuel Christ Aeschliman Sa
660 Elmer Walter Allen Co
661 Murray Orvis Thompson Go
662 Oscar Clempton Warfel Sa
663 Albert Lester Andrick Ce
664 Henry Jos Hunninghake Ba
665 Arthur R. Zimmerman Se
666 Emil Roy Edelman Sa
667 Leonard William Grimm Sa
668 Terrell Weston Fritz Sa
669 Reo Andrew Strahm Sa
670 Glenn Robert Jenkins Ce
671 Wilson James Burns Be
672 Joseph Andrew Gudenkauf Se
673 Clarence Paul Huerter We
674 Clarence Galen Freel Co
675 Andrew Philip Huerter Se
676 Gerald John Wempe Se
677 Andrew William Wiltz Co
678 Odilo John Koelzer Ba
679 Glenn Lauern Allison Se
680 Nolan Peter Madden Be
681 Floyd Emerson Downing Sa
682 Eugene Joseph Toby Se
683 Alfred Mathias Lueb Se
684 John Emmet Greeene Jr Sa
685 Edward Joseph Becker Ce
686 Mathias Benedict Rettele Se
687 Marvin Lewis Katz Se
688 Alfred Joseph Koch Se
689 Lorenzo Dale Fletchall Sa
690 James Walter Smith Go
691 Walter Floyd Cornell Sa
692 Clifton Allen Holland Ve
693 Eldon E. Schoen Go
694 Marvin Lester Cottrell Co
695 Carl Herman Boltz Sa
696 Richard Marvin Milne Be
697 Charles Francis Koch Sa
698 Cletus Jerome Schmelzle Se
699 John Wenzel Sack Se
700 Orville Jacob Wittmer Sa

To be continued

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