In future correspondence on this subject, refer to A.G. 210.64 (Wilberforce University,) A.R.
The Adjutant General's Office,
September 14, 1917
Dr. W.S. Scarborough,
President, Wilberforce Unversity,
In response to your letter of the 8th instant in
behalf of the detail of Colonel Charles Young, as Professor
of Military Science and Tactics at Wilberforce University,
you are informed that no officers on the active list of the
Army are available for detail at educational institutions
during the present emergency, as their services are urgently
needed on other important duties.
The War Department is replacing the active officers
relieved from college duty with retired officers wherever
possible, but is unable to secure a retired officer suitable
for detail at Wilberforce at the present time. As soon as
a suitable retired officer can be located, institutions which
maintain one or more units of the Reserve Officers' Training
Corps, and also the land-grant institutions which are now
without the service of an officer are provided for, consideration
will be given the detail of an officer at Wilberforce.
Colonel Young is now on duty in the office of the Adju-
tant General, Columbus, Ohio, and no permission is needed from
the War Department for Colonel Young to assist Wilberforce
University to the full extent of his capacity until called to
other active duty, provided satisfactory arrangements can be
made with him.