1948 Bert Powell first man to register at Taylor-Callahan County Draft Board

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1948 Bert Powell first man to register at Taylor-Callahan County Draft Board - Army Asks 10,000 Men in First Draft i...
Army Asks 10,000 Men in First Draft i WASHINGTON, Aug. 30. W--I ^?The Army started draft calls Monday right along with the beginning or registration, asking 10,000 men for November induction. They are all for the Army--the Navy and the Air Force said they are .(jetting enough volunteers to far to fill their ranks. The Army is expected to call later for another 10,00p to be sworn. in in December, \with ^cruotas rising gradually- to '^maximum 'hiound ,3C,($(!,y». jr.o-.fh 1 -.'Notice of .the- first monttf^caij went from the Munitions-Board to Selective" "Sen-ice Headquarters while men aged 25 were filling ' out their'first forms in thousands o( draft board offices over the nation. That is the oldest group subject to registration and draft, and it will he the first one sifted for Registration Exceed Estimates May Approximately 26S 25-year-olds put Abilene registered Monday at four of the registration centers set up. In the city. T. E. Wil- · ._liams/one of the members of the Taylbr-Callahan Counties draft board, rcporlcd Monday night. Reports of number registering at the offices of the three Abilene colleges w e r e unavailable. Williams said lhat registrants were waiting at the doors of Ihe offices when they opened Monday -.morning. "If the heavy inflow of "registrants continues Tuesday." Williams saM. "Ihe number to be registered will be larger than at first thought." The number registering at the four centers reporting were: Orange Slrect fire station. 17; Butternut Strae! fire station. 90; Cedar Street lire station, 103: and Ss!tr!!v« Scrv\u sf.'io? in the courthouse. approximately b8. Other registration places are Mc- VMurry College. Abilene Christian College and Ilardin-Simmons University. Registration centers were also established in the Youth Center Building. Jlerfcel; the Home State Bank. 'Trent; Ihe post offices at Tuscola. Ovalo. Lawn. Bradshaw ar.d Buffalo Gap. Young men living in Callahan County were registering in the county courtroom of the court|;house at Baird; in the Citizens State Bank at Cross Plains: in the mayor's office of the Cily Hall in Clyde; and Mn Cook's Garage in Putnam. The first man to register here Monday was Bert L. Powell Jr., 234 N'orlh 13lh SI. He came within the first age group. 18-25 year- olds, by only 15 days. Powell, director of the Abilene- Taylor Co-jnty Health Unil and a .veteran of three years service 'during World War II. is married and had three children, which under the President's* proclamation automatically exempts hiti from service. Men born in 1923 «ill regisl' Tuesday and Wednesday, liams said. service eligibles. It consists of men born in 1922 after Aug. 30. Younger groups, by age, wiU register later, starting Tuesday and Wednesday with those born in 1923. The last group, 18-year- olds born In 1930 before Sept. 19. will visit draft boards Sept. 17-18. After that youths reaching the iigeyof^lg must register, .within Eve. days of tBelf birthdays. " " y . is...to t e actually--njr ducted,- however, .'until he is ^'19; The start of registration brought scattered reports of anti-draft picketing, but for the most part there was little grumbling. Three pirirjts were arrested in Boston after, a fracas in front of Selective Service headquarters - in which they were pelted with tomatoes. Two of them were wearing "Wallace for Presidenf'but- Ion's. In New- York City, Col. Chandler Cobbi city selective service director, met a mixed group of white and Negro pickets at a midtown registration stalion. The* carried anti-segregation placard: protesting' the Army race policy Secretary of Defense Forreslal. announcing the Army's first, call under the new peacetime drafl law, said the Xavy and Air Force do not expect to need any draf lees in this fiscal year, ending June 30. 1949. Calls from all the services are facing routed through Ihe · Muni lions Board. That.agency operate? directly under Forrestal's overall Department of National Defense. Selective Service headquarters will break the 10,000-man call n a fe-^' hours. Hurricane warnings were con- inued from Wilmington to Cape :latteras and storm warnings elsewhere to the Virginia Capes, but storm warnings south of Witming- .on were removed. The r:port placed winds at the center of the hurricane at 115 miles an hour, wilh those of hurricane force extending 50 to 60 miles and gales extending out 140 miles. The Federal Storm Warning Sen-ice at Miami; meanwhile, said there is "a possibility Ihe storm will follow the North Carolina coastline and then begin a slow swing out to sea without the center coming inland." Dulles Recommended Hiss for Present 1 Job. DALLAS, AUg. 30.,-W--After Hiss .was named president of the Carnegie. Endowment for International Peace in 1946 on the recommendation of John Foster Dulles, and no move is underway to remove him from that post, a Dallas trustee of the endowment, said Monday. His is a central figure in the House Un - American Activities Committee investigation of Communist Party activities. Whillak- er Chambers, a Time magazine editor and former Communist, has testified Hiss was a party member. down into stale quotas. State headquarters in turn will make local breakdown? fnr the various boards. That will be the system on later calls too. MIGHT TRY SELF PORTRAIT PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30 Phclcgraphtr Kirk Braun of the Oregoman was assigned to take a picture of the first man to sign up at draft registration here · Monday. He was getting his equipment ready, at the head of the line when Mrs, Betty Speer, registrar said, "How old are you?'' ''Who, me?" asked Braun. He became the first man to sign up. Braun, an Air Force veteran, is 25. A photographer from a rival newspaper took his picture* [ FIRST TO REGISTER AT BOARD NO. 115, ra . Bert L. Powell Jr.. 234 North 13th St., who came within . COLORADO CITY, Aug. 30. ' i -- One hundred a n d twenty C.r 2.vyesr-old men registered Mon" ay w i t h Ihe Mitchell Counly Draft Board, it Monday night, vis announced (he (op age group of draft registrants by only 15 days, first to be registered in the office of Selective Service No. 115. Taylor-Callahan Counties, on (hire! iioor of the courthouse Monday morning. Powell, director of the laboratory the Ahilene-Taylor County Health Unit, is married three, children. He served three years as a laboratory I ian in the U. S. AAF during V/orld War II. (

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  1. Abilene Reporter-News,
  2. 31 Aug 1948, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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