Barry Adage 6 June 1917 - Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne
1917 CONSCRIPTION Order
All Between the Ages of 20 and 31 on the List.
The following young men between the ages of 20 and 31 have placed their names on the register:
Barry Adage, 30 May 1917
NOW READY FOR CONSCRIPTION.
Sheriff Shive Appointed the Chief Registrators.
The United States government has taken the preliminary steps toward putting into effect the selective service system for raising an army of one million men, as is evident from a sack received by Sheriff Robert A. Shive, of this county, containing the blanks for registration of all men between the ages of 21 and 30. The sheriff must give an exact accounting for every card received whether it is filled out or not. The registration cards contain blanks for answer to fourteen questions which include the name, birth, occupation, whether naturalized citizens or not, what dependants the signer has, and whether married or single, etc. The sheriff has received special instructions in the manner of procedure which the government requests be withheld from publication. As soon as the conscription law is passed by congress and the president signs the bill, orders will be sent out to begin registration. It is the opinion that Pike county will be called on to furnish soldiers, less those enlisted since April 1, 1917. Young men engaged in farming and thoroughly established as renters or proficient as farm hands, may be exempted from the first conscription. [questions listed and exemptions explained] "No exemption or exclusion shall continue when a cause therefore no longer exists; Provided, that notwithstanding the exemptions enumerated here, each state, territory and the District of Columbia shall be required to supply its quota in the proportion that its population bears to the population of the United States."
The registrars for Pike county are as follows, the first named in each precinct being the chief registrar in that precinct:
CHAMBERSBURG, Harry Dennis.
FLINT, E. L. Cawthorn, William Cook.
DETROIT, Emmet Rush, R. V. Sanderson.
MONTEZUMA, Neal B. Allen, Alice McCann.
PEARL, John Knox, Ira Ruyle.
PERRY No. 1, Harvey Six, Chas. H. Allen.
PERRY No. 2, J. R. Sims, O. G. Zimmerman.
GRIGGSVILLE No. 1, John Stead, James Farrand.
GRIGGSVILLE No, 2, Ross P. Shinn, Rufus Hitch.
NEWBURG, William Schmidt, Frank Carroll.
HARDIN, Charles Hayden, Chas. Kemener.
SPRING CREEK, Dr. Roy Pollock, C. E. Swayne.
FAIRMOUNT, Willard Potter, John Ekright.
NEW SALEM No. 1, Harvey Meserve & John W. Whitten.
NEW SALEM No. 2, Sam Grammer & W. W. Hooper.
PITTSFIELD No. 1, John Coulter & C. H. Nelson.
PITTSFIELD No. 2, John R. Gicker & Thomas Foster.
PITTSFIELD No. 3, Truman Allen & Geo. Weaver.
MARTINSBURG, Chas. Cooper & Lee Heavner.
PLEASANT HILL, W. A. Windmiller, I. D. Webster & Milo Galloway.
HADLEY, J. W. Brawley & Raymond Kendall.
DERRY, George Motley & James Moorehead.
ATLAS No. 1, Thomas Ruyle & Charles Helkey.
ATLAS No. 2, T. J. Keller & C. I. Rupert.
ROSS, William Yokum & Walter Beckenboldt.
BARRY No. 1, Dr. C. J. Davis, O. L. Maltman & E. E. McNeal.
BARRY No. 2, Rollo Six, B. B. Watson & R. W. Yancy.
PLEASANT VALE, R. E. Funk & C. L. Hopkins.
KINDERHOOK No. 1, C. J. Gose & John Harlow.
KINDERHOOK No. 2, Chas. Edwards & L. H. Kennedy.
CINCINNATI, Charles P. Klitz.
LEVEE, T. E. Aldrich.
Registered from Barry
Arthur L. Maltman.
Registered from Barry
Unes Ransing Booth, Macon, Mo.