The Denver Post
Saturday, July 21, 1917
MEN CALLED TO THE COLORS IN COUNTIES OUTSIDE DENVER
Position in List of Names Indicates the Probability of
Immediate Service in Army
Owing to the fact that the official quotas of men to be called into the national army thru the first draft were not completed for Denver and other Colorado counties when the drawing was made inWashington, the quotas printed in The Post were only approximate. They were inclined to be larger than the numbers actually drawn in all cases, but this proved of benefit to Post readers, amany persons not actually included in the first call desired to know their numbers and whethey were next in line for the second call.
The provost marshal’s office should have furnished these quotas to all Colorado counties before the drawing was made, but failed to do so, the quotas being announced only today. But in order to assure every man who stood a chance of being taken on the first call that he would learn this fact,The Post, in its lists of drafted men, gave more names than the official quotas now show will beneeded on the first call.
The officials in Washington have called for the first army twice as many men as are needed for actual war service. This was done in expectation of fully half the drafted men being eliminated thru exemptions and for other causes. For instance, of one district is required to furnish 100 mthe number called from that district was 200.
It must be borne in mind that the first men called in each list are the ones who must go into the firsarmy.
The following lists are marked in each cased to show the men included in double the first call; this, the drafted men and an equal number more to cover exemptions. If your name is not in this listyour number has been drawn in Washington, but you will not be called for the first army.
Following are the lists of the first men drawn in most Colorado’s counties outside Denver.
This is the table prepared by John Evans, Provost Marshal of Colorado, and his special board of mathematicians showing the quota of men which Denver and all the other counties of Colorado must furnish for the first national army. The column marked “net quota” shows the number of methat actually will enter the army from each count. The other columns of figures give facts upon which this net quota is based.