The first item, a telegram from Grosner B. Clarkson in Washington, D.C., to the Alabama Council of Defense, asks the state and local councils to continue assisting efforts to apprehend deserters. Clarkson states that desertion will "cripple execution of plans for well regulated demobilization" and negatively impact morale. In the second item, Lloyd M. Hooper, chairman of the Alabama Council of Defense, urges the counties to comply with Clarkson's message.
Creator: Alabama Council of Defense
Date: November 1918
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Telegram; correspondence