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MONTHLY BULLETIN OF THE ALABAMA STATE DEFENSE COUNCIL
VOLUME 1. MONTGOMERY, ALA., SEPTEMBER, 1944
NUMBER
Alabama Quota
For War Chest
$1,100,368.40
Leaders Of 1944 Alabama Wax' Chest
Plan Drive To Begin October 17
Proposed V-Day
Program Planned
Throughout State
Alabama is ready for the 1944 War Chest and National War Fund
appeal, which will begin October 17th. The State has been organized
by districts and outstanding civic leaders placed in charge of each dis-
trict. State Appeal Chairman Major Harwell G. Davis (left) and co-
chairman J. L. Bedsole (next) are seen talking earnestly with Gov-
ernor Chauncey Sparks, Honorary President (next) and President Hay-
good Paterson, at a recent meeting- in Birmingham, where they met
to formulate plans for the 1944 drive. Major Davis is President of How-
ard College, Birmingham and J. L. Bedsole, vice-president of McKesson
and Robbins, Mobile.
Police Chiefs Urge
Continuance Of CD
At a recent war conference of the
International Association of Chiefs
of Police in Cleveland, Ohio, a reso-
lution was adopted emphasizing the
necessity for the continuation of
Civilian Defense until the war is
over.
The sentiment of the Association
was based on the performance rec-
ord of Civilian Defense and the very
valuable aid its trained forces are
giving in time of emergencies.
More. than 1,000 police executives
comprising the Association were
warm in their praise of Civilian
Defense volunteers for their as-
sistance to professional police, fire,
and safety department.
Representative Joseph R. Bryson
of South Carolina in a speech re-
cently delivered from the floor of
the House urged that the V-Day
Celebration be spiritual rather than
boisterous.
State Defense Council Director
Haygood Paterson has sent to all
chairmen of County Defense Coun-
cils and Commanders of Citizens
Defense Corps a proposed V-Day
celebration program outlined by the
Defense Council of Montgomery;
"Since the outbreak of War, but
more specifically the entrance of
our own great country into a con-
flict reaching the ends of the earth,
our thoughts have ever been turned
to that day, in the unknown future
when our foes would be defeated,
and our energies channeled into
avenues of peace. Our'enemies are
situated on widely separated field$
and as a consequence, Victory will
come in two parts, first, the com-
plete overthrow of the Nazi power
in Europe and secondly, in the final
but definite elimination of the Pa-
cific menace. Our first "V" Day
is therefore planned with the idea
in mind that the European conflict
may soon be brought to a successful
conclusion. Even the contemplation
of such a thing lifts a load from our
shoulders and we want to join our
friends and town people in spon-
taneous rejoicing and thanksgiving
to God for his watchful care and
mercy in permitting us to overcome
our enemies in a much shorter time
than had been preViously hoped.
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Avondale Mills
Honored With
Security Award
Avondale Mill plants located at
Stevenson, Pell City, Alexander City,
Lafayette, and Sycamore, Alabama
have been approved for the National
Security Award presented by the
U. S. Office of Civilian Defense for
maintenance of superior protection
standards.
A presen'tation ceremony is being
arranged and will be held in the
near future.
Birmingham and Sylacauga plants
have ailleady r ~ c e i v e d the coveted
Phenix City Gets
Community Center
The Federal Recreation Building
in Phenix City was transferred from
USO-Salvation Army to the Public
Park and Recreation Board August
19 to be used as a Community Cen-
ter. Mr. Leo H. Dennis, Chairman
of the Board, announced that a
meeting was to be held to select a
Director of Activities for the Cen-
ter. Tentative plans have already
been considered and include such
features as a variety of recreational
activities, soldier entertainment,
dances ty the "Teen Tavern" young
folk and a library of 1500 volumes
donated largely by the Phenix City award at a significant ceremony in
Lions Club. I Birmingham several months ago.
Christmas Mail
For Overseas
Christmas cards and packages
to members of the armed forces
overseas must be mailed between
Septemter 15 and October 15 in
order to reach their destination
by Christmas, tIle Post Office
Department warns. Local Coun-
cils can help to see that every
service man is remembered at
Christmas by urging compliance
with these mailing dates.
No requests from service men
are required for parcels mailed
within this period.
Appea,l Cha,irmen Being
Appointed Over State
To Open Campaign Oct. 17
Quota of the Alabama War Chest
1944 "victory appeal" in behalf of
22 war services and relief agencies
will be $1,100,368.40. This amount
will be allocated among the State's
67 counties.
Alalama War Chest district
chairmen and co-chairmen met with
Governor Chauncey Sparks, Honor-
ary President of the state organiza-
tion, Haygood Paterson, President
and appeal leaders, Major Harwell
G. Davis and J. L. Bedsole at the
Tutwiler Hotel and completed plans
. for the campaign, which will begin
October 17th.
Acceptances of service have been
received from leaders in each of the
13 districts into which the Alabama
War Chest State organization is di-
vided. District chairmen are busily
engaged. appointing. co - chairmen
and county chairmen in each of
their respective districts in order to
insure a strong appeal oganization
in every county.
Major Davis declared that the
response of those asked to render
this war service has been truly in-
spiring. District Chairmen include;
Louis Rosenbaum, Muscle .Shoals,
District 1; Barrett Shelton, Decatur,
District 2; Reuben Chapman,
Huntsville, District 3; David Adams,
Gadsden, District 4; L. T. Hudgens,
Winfield, District 5; Judge Ward
Forman, Ashville, District 6; Erman
L: Crew, Anniston, District 7 Judge
Chester Walker, Tuscaloosa, District
ll. Judge Claiborne Blanton, Dis-
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PAGE TWO HOME FRONT 1944
Civilian Defense
Looks To Future
September has been proclaimed
"Nutrition Month" for the State of
Alabama by Governor Chauncey
Sparks. Nutrition Councils have
planned a state-wide program aid-
ed by the Alabama State Nutrition
Council.
.The Governor in his Proclama-
tion sets forth the vital part that
food has played ill the- War:
"In this the third year of our
participation in the war, it is fitting
that we should recognize the vital
part that food has played, in the
war, and the splendid job of food
p'roduction that has teen done by
our farm people. We should also
consider ways to further increase
and improve our supplles· 'of fOOd,
particularly of the protective foods
-milk, meat, eggs, fresh fruits and
vegetables, and whole grain or en-
riched bread. We especially need
to learn more about the kinds of
foOds needed for good health and
how best to conserve the nutritive
values of these foods by· proper
methods of production, storage, mar-
keting and cooking.
"To this end, therefore, I hereby
proclaim that the month of Sep-
tember, 1944 shall be designated as
NUTRITION MONTH for the State
of Alabama."
WAVE Recruiting
Contest Waged By
Ala. - Ga. - Fla.
Go-To-School Drive I"Nutrition Month"
Urged By Officials Proclaimed"By
Governor Sparks
Governor Chauncey Sparks has
issued challenges to Governor Ellis
G. Arnall of Georgia and Governor
Spessard L. Holland of Florida for
a Wave Recruiting Contest in Sep-
tember.
In a wire to the Chief Executives
of Georgia and Florida, Governor
Sparks expressed his confidence in
the patriotism of the young women
:Jf Alabama, as follows:
It has come to my attention that State and Local Defense Councils
the ·Navy Recruiting Service in Ala- can be the greatest force available
bama challenged the Navy Recruit- .for continued social progress in the
.ing Service in your State to a con- post war years, according to Lt. Gen.
test as to which of the two services William N. Haskell, Director of the
will enlist more young women into Office of Civilian Defense.
the Waves during the month of A large number of communities
Septemter, have expressed an interest in con-
"Being specially proud of the tinuing their centralized volunteer
record already made by Alabama, services made possitle through Civ-
I as governor, wish to add my chal- ilian Defense after the war. Like
lenge to that already made by the General Haskell, they maintain that
Alabama Navy Recruiting Service; several million people have been
"Press reports' have shown that trained to work together, to acquire
Alabama has been consistently in better knQwledge and understanding
the lead in recruiting Waves, 'and of the functions of the various mu-
I. have as my authority for this the nicipar, state, and Federal agencies
word of Commander J. E. Meredith and that this body of citizenry
a native of Alabama who is re- welded into a democratic union of
cruiting inspector Alabama. workers are well equipped to render
Georgia, and Florida. fine service to their coUntry and
"My faith in the patriotism of the their neighbors.
young womanhood of Alabama gives Reconversion to peace production
me confidence that Alabama will and work will be a lengthy and
continue to be in the lead." difficult process, according to civil
Challenges to the recruiting ser- and military authorities and State
vices in Georgia and Florida 'were and Local Defense Councils would
i.ssued by Lieut. C. S. Carroll, Bir- be in a position to render an inval-
mingham, in charge of Navy Re- uable service in their communities.
Gruiting in Alabama. They were The Committe on Volunteer Ser-
accepted by Commander Stanley vice of Community Chests, Inc. has
Jones in Georgia and Lieut. Com- prepared a· digest of information
mander T. J. Needham in Florida. from 64 communities planning to
Governor Arnalil ahd Governor continue centralized volunteer set-
Holland -accepted the challenge for vices which has been entitled "Look-
their respective States. . ., '. (Turn to Page 3) ..
Walt Disney
Designs Bonds
For Children
Circulating in large numbers
now are War Bond certificates
designed by Walt Disney espe-
. cially for children under five
who'have had bonds bought in
·their names.
The certificate drawn up in
formal terminology has a border
in color of the Seven Dwarves
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck:
Pinnochio, Porky Pig, Joe Cario-
ca, Baby Weems and the little
woodland figures, associated with
Disney.
It has a line saying "This Bond
by:" with a space for
the donor's name, making it a
permanent record for the child
to have in later years.
Walt Disney Certificates for
use in Bonds for Babies cam-
paigns may be obtained from any
state War Finance Office or di-
rect from the Treasury, Wash-
ington, D. C.
If anyone has good used clothing
which will not be used again, the
British War Relief Society would
be most grateful if you will send it
to them at 119 North 21st Street,
Binningham 3, Alabama.
The Children's Bureau, U. S. De-
partment of Labor is issuing -a call
With the need for WACS increas- for a "Go-to-School Drive" in every
ing month by month, Major Gen-
eral F. E. Uhl of the Fourth Ser- community in the land. High school
enrollment has dropped 1,000,000
vice Command, Atlanta, has ar- 'since Pearl Harbor· and this de-
ranged for a Tri-State Conference-
crease is becoming progressively
at which Alabama, Mississippi and more serious.
Tennessee will be represented-for
In the final analysis, however, the
the purpose of conductl'ng an m' -
job of persuading youngsters to
tensified recruiting campaign. complete their schooling has to be
Mrs. Murdock Equen recently ap- done by the people who know them
pointed by General Uhl as head of
best. For this reason, it is highly
a citizens Advisory committee ··of important that each community tie
women of Atlanta to serve as a actively into the "Go-to-School"
Fourth Service Command commit- campaign. The Children's Bureau
tee visited district recruiting head-. urges that each community set up
quarters of Lieut. Col. Alex G. As-
a committe to spearhead the drive.
seff. Later accompanied by Capt. A helpful handbook as well as an
Cora Walker, Lieut. Exa Dyer and adaptable radio script and other
Lieut. Ruth Carmichael she met in
suggestions may be obtained through
conference with Director Haygood the regional offices of the Children's
Paterson to discuss plans for the Bureau.
Tri-State Conference.
Director Paterson pointed out that
there is a growing need forWACS
at this time because the es-
tablishment is short on the type of
services performed by WACS. He
called attention to the liberal pro-
visions of the GI bill passed by
Congress entitling women who en-
listed now to all of the protection
of that till including educational
opportunities, hospitalization and
pensions.
WAC Recruiting
Campaign Planned
By Ala.-Miss.-Tenn:
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Sharing quarters with the Citizens
Service Corps is the British War
Relief Society. This organization
is doing a splendid service in col-
lecting clothing for the British peo-
ple. The need for clothing has
been, and is, most acute, due to the
rationing of all clothing, the com-
plete destruction of homes. through
the J:!litz and now the robombs.
Good warm clothing for men,
women and children is eadly needed
to carry them through the winter.
(Continued on n!'lxt column)
.During the hot summer months
the volunteer workers have
faithful to the demands made upon
them. Each day an average of ten
volunteers has been supplied to the
Office of Price Administration to
assist in the issue of the coupons
for canning sugar. The Anti-Tu-
berculosis Association has also had
a regular quota of typists and there
are three typists who are assisting
the Protective Corps in the closing
of .their records.
There has been a renewed inter-
est in the collection of magazines
and books for the service men. Last
week the Chairman, Mrs. M. I.
Cleveland, made an appeal for more
and more magazines. The result-
approximately 2,000 good readable
magazines were sent to this office.
Twice each month an army truck is
sent for .the magazines and they
are taken to a nearby camp for
distribution. A very recent call has
come from the Service Officer of
this. same camp for special reading
matter to be distributed on the
troop trains which leave from that
camp.
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Jefferson County
Active During
Summer Months
With unflagging interest and de-
votion to duty, the Jefferson County
Citizens Service Corps and Volun-
teer Office have worked through the
hot months and are now winding
up their Summer activities, prepar-
ing for a Fall program, according to
notes submitted by the Director,
who states-
Effective July 31st, 1944, The Med-
ical and Protective Corps of the
Jefferson County Defense Council
was placed on an inactive basis,
sueject to call.. This in no way af-
fects the Citizens Service Corps and
Volunteer Office. This corps will
continue to function just as it has
done in the past with Mrs. George
Lewis Bailes as Director and Mrs.
M. E. Morland the Executive Di-
rector.
Many of the committees' formerly
attached to this office have been
merged with corresponding commit-
tees in large active organizations,
thereby making one central com-
mittee which will .function in the
strength of unity.
, SEPTEMBER; ,1944 HOME FRONT PAQE THREE
President Proclaims O,ctober 8-14
National Fire Prevention Week
CIVILIAN DEFENSE
(Continued from Page 2)
With the opening of schools and
with the cooperation of the Ameri-
can Legion, the American Legion
Auxiliary, the Boy Scouts, the Girl
Scouts, the local Parent-Teachers
Associations, the National Restau-
rant Association, and the thousands
ot interested citizens throughout the
State, the Victory Drive for Waste
Paper and Tin Cans has been tre-
mendously stimulated.
Many committees are making a
special effort to salvage from Court
Houses and places of business tons
of old records that have been in the
way for years. After the city and
county officials find time to have
this material .salvaged, they are
amazed at the amount of space
that is being made available for
useful purposes and they are happy
over the contribution they have
been able to make for the War Ef-
fort.
The War Production Board has
urged us not to let up on this drive
for several months. Even when
Germany falls,' the demand for pa-
per and tin will remain critical as
it will be necessary to provide food,
clothing, and medicine to our men
overseas, and much material will be
needed for civilian use here at
home.
The paper mills are obligated to
give thirty days' notice before any
change will be made in the price
of paper, which will be ample time
for any community to dispose of the
material on hand.
May we urge you to do everything
possible to increase the supply of
paper and tin. With all the effort
that has gone into the Salvage Drive
in the last ninety days, today the
reserve stock remains about the
same-two weeks' supply.
Only one or two places in the
country, so far as we know, have
been overstocked during this drive,
and ,those were small mills with
limited storage space. The overall
picture has not changed.
The following is a statement made
by General Eisenhower on Septem-
ber 4th:
"The Army is confident of
victory, because of faith in the
people backing it up. Should
we be compelled to stay our
hand for a single' day because
of shortage in the arrival of
the things we need for battle,
the price will inevitably be paid
in soldiers' lives."
Victory Drive For
Waste Paper And
Tin Is Stimulated
ing To 'The Future." This valuable
booklet may be secured through
Community Chests and Councils,
Inc., 155 E. 44th Street, New York
City.. -
Old Glory
When Freedom from her mountain-
heights
Unfurled her standard to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night,
And set the stars of glory there.
She mingled with its gorgeous dyes
The milky taldric of the skies.
And striped its pure, celestial white
With streakings of the morning
light.
against the waste of our fighting
power through destruction by fire.
I also request State and local gov-
ernments, the Chamber of Com-
merce of the United States, the
National Fire Waste Council, busi-
ness and labor organizations, edu-
cational and civic groups, and the
various agencies of the press, the
radio, and the'motion-picture in-
dustry throughout the country to
lend themselves to the stimulation
of the public purpose to reduce and
eliminate losses by preventable fire.
I also direct the Department of
AgriCUlture, the War Production
Board, the protective services of the
War and Navy Departments, and
other appropriate agencies of the
Federal Government to give the
"'jdest possible support and assis-
tance to every effort to inform and
instruct the public with respect to
the possibilities and importance of
the fire-prevention ·program.
The number of United States
fighting ships in service has tripled
since the fleet began to grow in
1940.
Flag of the free heart's hope and
home,
By angel hands to valour given!
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome,
And all thy hues were born in
heaven.
Forever float that standard sheet!
Where breathes the foe but falls
before us,
With Freedom's soil beneath our,
feet,
And Freeman's banner streaming'
o'er us?
-Joseph Rodman Drake.
prayer and thanksgiving. If the an-
nouncement comes after 6 P.M., all
churches will be open all the fol..'
lowing day for individual prayer
and thanksgiVing."
October 8-14 will be observed throughout the Nation as National
Fire Prevention Week and everyone is urged to make fire prevention a
part of his war effort as Victory, suffers a blow whenever there is an
industrial fire.
Louis G. Schraffenburger, Chief of Fire Defense Group maintains
that it is usually the so-called small things that cause great trouble;
that a good many vita,] plants in the war effort are now out of commis-
sion due to either the employer or employees failing to check on the
little things, that so often become big things.
The President has issued the following proclamtion:
WHEREAS, the widening opera-
tions of our valiant armies and
navies make it imperative that we
exert our utmost effort to provide
an increasingly abundant flow of
goods and materials to every battle
front; and
WHEREAS, the prevention of
waste is as essential to this end as
is the production of goods; and
'WHEREAS, the waste occasioned
throughout the':Nation by preventa-
ble fires reaches a staggering total
each year:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANK-
LIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of
the United States of America, do
hereby designate the week begin-
ning October 8, 1944, as Fire Pre-
vention Week.
I earnestly request every citizen
to devote special thought and ef-
fort during Fire Prevention Week
to detecting and eliminatfng fire
hazards within his own control and
to providing adequate protection
Montg'y Ships
Clothing For
Russian Relief
In spite of the fact that counties
in the state were urged to com-
plete collection of "Clothing For
Russia" by June 10th, shipments
continue to come to ,the warehouse
in Montgomery, according to Mrs.
J. Y. Brame, Director, Citizens Ser-
vice Corps. Volunteers recruited by
the Volunteer Office of Civilian De-
fense under the direction of Mrs,
Dan Winn and Miss Nelly Wilkin-
son are keeping abreast of these
shipments and neat rows of boxes
tied and labeled stand ready for
final 'transportation to general
headquarters in New York.
In 1943 Montgomery shipped
33,000 pounds of clothing to Russia.
At that time there were only three
receiving depots for the entire state.
This year with nine depots Mont-
gomery will ship a smaller number
of pounds but on the final count
the aggregate will be far greater.
Clothing was collected by the
schools and graded by the members
of the Parent Teachers Association,
then packed and prepared for ship-
ment by volunteers' from the Fed-
erated Clubs of this City.
PROPOSED V-DAY'
(Continued from Page 1)
"This program, like the one so
unanimously approved by our citi-
zens on Invasion Day again gives
us the opportunity and privilege' to P.M. (Montgomery time), the stores
assemble ourselves on the evening of and business houses will' be oper
that day at such places of worship for business as usual the followino-
as we may desire, in a period of day. If the announcement comes
community rejoicing and Thanj.{s- ,between 4 P.M. and 6 P.M., business
giving, but at the same time again houses will close for the balance of
to dedicate all that we have to a that day and also the entire day
continuation pf the struggle that following. If the news comes at
must go on until that barbaric na- night, or when 'business houses are
tion, of the Pacific is brought to its closed, they will remain closed the
knees, a dedication to the men who entire, following day. If the news
must continue to fight and die, that comes after 4 P.M. Saturday, but
we may live to perpetuate the free- before 10 A.M. Sunday, stores and
dom purchased with their blood. business establishments will te open
"It is contemplated that when the as usual on the following Monday.
final'Victory comes, we shall have If the news comes after 10 A.M.
a lOther significant Victory Day Sunday, and prior to opening time
pl.'ogram. on Monday, they will remain closed
"The program will be automatic all day Monday.
with the cessation of hostilities in
Europe, and will be held on the "There will not be a set program
afternoon and evening of the day for the afternoon, it being the con-
the announcement is received. census of opinion that individuals
"As soon as the definite and of- will seek to express their inner feel-
ficial word is received by the Civil-' ings in their own way. Each citizen
lan Defense Council,. that an armis- or visitor, is reminded that ,a pr6-
tice has been declared, it will be gram such as this is a privilege and
arranged to have the whistles and not a license tor rowdyism or van-
sirens blow and church tells ring dalism.
for a period of five minutes. If this "Members of the Citizens Defense
announcement comes during busi- Corps volunteer units are requested
ness hours, all business houses are to wear their uniforms or badge of
requested to promptly close their the unit to which they telong.
doors for the balance of the day, Special details of auxiliary police
thus' permitting employees the priv- will be assigned to the downtown
'leges of personal joy and thanks- area.
giving. "If the announcement comes be-
"If the announcement of the ces- fore 6 P.M., all churches will be im-
sation of hostilities come before 4 mediately opened for individual
PAGE FOUR HOME FRONT SEPTEMBER; 1944
I 1\TEWS BRIEFS I
Officer Inspects Property
W. B. Branan, Federal Property
Officer, Washington OCD spent a day
in Montgomery recently inspecting
fire fighting equipment and hospi-
tal equipment assigned to the State.
He advised H. Burton Andrews,
Chief Civilian Protection that he
might turn over 800 gas masks and
200 helmets to the Alabama State
Guards.
Major Herrin Confers
Major Dewy Herrin, OCD Pro-
tection Officer, Atlanta Field Office
-recently conferred with Director
Haygood Paterson to learn more of
Alabama's short wave radio system
for disaster relief communication,
which is exciting the interst of de-
fense workers throughout the Na-
tion.
Major Herrin declared that the
two way short wave radio system
put into operation in Alabama is
the best yet evolved. Even in a dis-
aster where all telephone and tele-
graph wires are down, Highway pa-
trol cars ,equipped with the sets
can communicate with Montgomery
headquarters advising extent of dis-
.!tster, relief needed, and the way in
which to get it to the right location.
Fuel Administrator Named
Director Haygood Paterson has
been designated by C. -J. Potter,
Deputy Solid Fuels Administrator as
Director of the Fuel Conservation
Program in Alabama.
With the coal shortage destined
to become acute this winter, the
saving of solid fuel is a necessary
war task and the program will be
an important one, according to Gov-
ernor Chauncey Sparks.
More Plant!! Inspected
Twenty-six additional Alabama
plant's have been assigned for in-
spection under the States War In-
spection Service program, according
to H. B. Andrews, Chief Civilian
Protection. All plants hitherto as-
signed have been inspected.
Volunteers Issue Gas Books
In Montgomery there is no prob-
lem of getting out A Gas Ration
Books, the problem is getting the
applications in fast enough to keep
the 350 volunteers furnishd by the
Volunteer Office working full time.
Volunteers Aid Nursery
The Citizens Service Corps is co-
operating with the Federal Nursery
school recently established in Mont-
gomery. Last month volunteers cut
and made nearly 300 wash cloths
and towels for the tiny tots clean-
up hour.
God grants liberty only to
those who love it and are always
ready to guard and defend it.
-Daniel Webster.
Our whole social life is in essence
Victory of justice over force.
-John Galsworthy.
FRED'ARN
Citizen Of Month
Mobile County
Outstanding In
Civilian Defense
The Citizen's Defense Corps of
Mobile County has gained recogni-
tion far beyond the borders of its
own State through the organization,
performance, and preparedness of
its volunteer personnel. Fred Arn,
Commander never misses an oppor-
tunity to point out that the credit
is due to the fine ability, coopera-
tion, and active, interested service
of the heads of the various divisions
and of the men enlisted to serve
under them.
Since the inauguration of the De-
fense Corps, 17,056 volunteers have
"egistered and practically 10,000 have
been actually assigned to specific
duties.
An outstanding Control Center
with effectively trained personnel,
an active Messenger Division, an
able Auxiliary Fire Division, an ex-
peditious District Warning Office
contribute to the over-all efficien-
cy of the Mobile County organiza-
tion)
The City of Mobile has availed
itself of the services of' the OCD
Auxiliary police and auxiliary fire-
men during its manpower shortage.
Commander Fred Arn, who stands
behind the shifting scene and di-
rects both property and players,
though torn in Indiana was reared
and educated in Scottsboro, Jack-
son County, Alabama, where his
parents moved when he was a small
child.
In 1897 he entered the employ of
the' J. M. Card Lumber Company in
Scottsboro and moved to Chatta-
nooga in 1900 when this firm moved
its headquarters to that city. Upon
the death of Mr. J. M.· Card he be-
came president of the company,
which position he still holds, having
been affiliated with this firm for
forty-seven years. In 1901 he mar-
ried Jessy, daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Brown of Scottsboro.
During his residence in Chatta-
nooga, Commander Arn participated
II actively in civic affairs. He served
as Director of the National Manu-
facturers Association, President of
,the National Lumber Exporters As-
'I sociation and Chattanooga Manu-
facturers Association; assisted in or-
ganizing the Hamilton County
(Chattanooga) Taxpayers Associa-
tion; was member of the Chatta-
nooga Chamber of Commerce and
Tennessee Manufacturers Associa-
Ition.
In 1933 the J. M. Card Lumber
Company transferred its headquar-
ters to Mobile and Mr. Arn became
a resident, immediately assuming
an enthusiastic interest in all muni-
cipal affairs. He is now President
of the Mobile Rotary Club and
Commander of the Department of
Alabama, United Spanish War Vet-
erans. He was named Executive
Director of the Mobile County Coun-
cil of Defense and Commander of
the Citizens Defense Corps in Jan-
uary 1942.
Ally assisting Commander Arn in
providing for Civilian Defense in
Mobile County are: Clarence R.
Pieper, Executive Officer, Guy
Faulk, Jr., Liaison Officer, J. W.
Goodloe, Controller, R. L. Butt, As-
3istant Controller.
Dudley E. McFadyen, Chief Aux-
;liary Police Division, Alvin McCon-
nell, Assistant.
L. L. Petrey, Chief Auxiliary Fire-
nen Division, Dan Sirmon, Assis-
tant, J. T. Kraver, Assistant, Donald
Smith, Assistant, Christopher W.
King, Assistant.
Gordon Smith, Jr., Chief Rescue
Squads, S. Oliver Starke, Jr., As-
sistant.
E. Ashton Hill, Chief, Air Raid
Warden Division, Eugene A. Thoss,
Assistant.
. Dario C. LaGrave, Chief Fire
Guard Division, A. C. Reed, Assis-
tant.
Dr. Hugh G. MUlherin, Chief
Emergency Medical Division, Dr. J.
U. Reaves, Assistant, Dr. O. L. Cha-'
son, Assistant, Dr. J. E. Beck, As-
sistant.
Jos. J. Heiter, Jr., Chief Emer-
gency Public Works, Harry L. Fish-
er, Assistant, Truman Smith, As-
sistant, Oliver C. Hume, Assistant,
George K. Miller, Assistant.
A. D. Quackenbush, 'Chief, Emer-
gency UtilitiiS Repair Division, L.
O. D'Olive, Assistant, Maurice White,
Assistant, L. E. Wheyland, Assistant,
H. E. Austin, Assistant.
Rev. James F. Byrnes, Chief,
Emergency Messenger Division, Jay
W. Spafford, Assistant, J. L. Hub-
bard, Assistant.
Ogden Shropshire, Chief, Emer-
gency Communications, Cecil L.
Simpson, Assistant, Frank Charles
Clark, Assistant, Wesley Moody Pat-
tillo, Assistant.
J. A. Robertson, Chief, War Emer-
gency Radio Service, T. S. Lynch,
Assistant, L. A. Cowan, Assistant.
Paul Tate, Sr., Chief Bomb Re-
connaisance Agent Corps.
Andrew A. Coffin, Chief, Sr. Gas
Officers, Dr. B. W. Creel, ASSistant,
Dr. Nelson Grubbs, Assistant.
W. L. Hammond, Chief, Billeting
DiVision, John Shaw, Assistant, Ma-
jor Ralph H. Collins, Assistant, J.
Herbert Murray, Assistant, E. R.
Rencher, Assistant, Major L. N.
Phelps, Assistant.
B. E. Pickering, Transport Offi-
cer, W. A. Bisinger, Assistant, V. K.
Moore, Assistant, H. E. Rabby, As-
sistant, James F. Parks, Assistant.
C. R. Pieper, Property Officer.
E. H. Planck, Chief, Civilian De-
fense School, Ben H. Harris, As-
sistant, Andrew A. Coffin, Assistant,
Paul Brunson, Assistant.
W. H. Jernigan, Chairman, .Sal-
vage Committee, Charles J. Brock-
way, Vice-Chairman.
R. L. Butt, Chairman, Incident
Officers, Dario LaGrave, W. W.
Boyles, and Gus B. Thames.
ALABAMA QUOTA
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trict 9; Joe L. Lanier, West Point,
Ga., District 10; Robert S. Bacon,
Mobile, District 11; William Law-
rence, Montgomery, District 12; A.
D. Carmichael, Dothan, District 13.
Funds subscribed to the Alabama
War Chest will be distributed among
22 war agencies which serve :the
members of our armed forces and
merchant seamen, distribute food,
clothing and medical supplies among
,tricken peoples of Allied Nations
'ind provide recreational facilities
and other aid to prisoners of war.
Agencies which will receive the
funds sutscribed are:,'
USO (United Service Organiza-
tions) , United Seamen's Service,
War Prisoners Aid, Philippine War
Relief (of the United States) Inc.,
Belgian War Relief Society, British
War Relief Society, United China
Relief, American Relief for Czecho-
slovakia, American Denmark Relief,
Inc., American Relief for France,
Inc., Greek War Relief Association,
American Relief for Italy, United
Lithuanian Relief Fund of America,
Inc., Friends of Luxembourg, Amer-
ican Relief for Norway, Polish War
Relief, Queen Wilhelmina Fund,
Russian War Relief, United Yugo-
slav Relief Fund, American Field
Service, Refugee Relief T r u s t e ~ s
and U. S. Committee for the Care
of European Children.

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