Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana ~ Saturday, May 12, 1917
Prof. Ross Tuttle and Prof Wilkinson, of the Columbia City high school faculty, and Paul Pinkley, pharmacist at the W. H. Carter drug store for a number of years, have offered their services to the government and all of them will be off in a few days for training camps.
Mr. Tuttle, who has had charge of the manual training work in the public schools here, enlisted in the U. S. regular army, as a civil engineer or draftsman, and will be sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., leaving here Sunday, for Fort Wayne, where he will be sent south Monday. Mr. Pinkley also enlisted in the regular army and he too goes to Ft. Thomas, he and Mr. Tuttle will leave together.
Mr. Wilkinson enters the officers reserve training camp at Ft. Benjamin Harrison and he left Thursday afternoon. His school work has been arranged so that it can be carried on to the end of the year by other instructors. High school students in the manual training work will supervise the work of the grade students until the end of the school year, and Mr. Tuttle outlined the work for the high school students, so that they can complete their courses. All three of the young men mentioned are fine fellows and they will become very valuable men in the government service.