Article submitted by Madison Rogers, with our thanks. Transcribed from the Evening Tribune-Times, February 6, 1918.
Certain to be Right at Home
Two Men Enlist Here, Proving Ability To Handle Uncle Sam's Horses
As a result of the government’s call for enlistment in the veterinary corps about to leave for France, that service is having its share of popularity at the local recruiting office these days.
Two more young man, expert in administering the ring bone and spavin, skilled in shoeing anything from a burro to a llama, wise to the ways of the wiley horse trader, appeared before Sergeant Frazier today and signed their willingness to go anywhere so long as they might help Uncle Sam and still be with their equine friends.
Ira Ames from Garwoods was the first recruit. He will not leave for Buffalo until Monday, owing to matters of business yet to be arranged. George W. Yentzer of Friendship enlisted shortly after Ames, but has decided to wait until Monday, also, so that both may go together.