Evanston - Chicago
Office of the President
February 8, 1918.
Northwestern University at Evanston,
Illinois, has been conducting military drill for the
past year, first, under an officer now a Major in the
National Army who had had experience in the Spanish
war, and latterly, under a Canadian officer.
There are at present some five hundred men
under training, and we are anxious to secure the es-
tablishment of a Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
To do so an officer of the regular army of the United
States of five years' standing, either active or
retired, must be detailed, and I am writing to ask if
you are in a position to consider such an assignment.
It frequently happens that an officer unable to dis-
charge regular duties can take a University detail