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Thekla Mitchell: Thekla White was born in 1921 in Newport, Arkansas, the youngest of nine siblings. At age 22, she traveled to Ann Arbor to visit her sister. After getting a job at Cunningham’s Drug Store, she decided to stay. She worked at the University of Michigan Hospital as a nurses’ aid and laboratory assistant in the Pathology Department for 24 years. Known as “Dimples” to friends and family, Mrs. Mitchell was active in community organizations including the Ann Arbor Civic Club and the Order of the Eastern Stars.
Ann Arbor News, March 26, 1943
Grim and determined looking, men of the University ROTC start up the long hill at the New York Central station, headed for the University campus. The men returned unannounced yesterday afternoon after a nine-day stay at For custer for indoctrination and induction into the United States Army. This is the first time in the history of the University that students have been ordered from the campus as civilians, and have been returned, under military discipline, to the campus a few days later, equipped with full battle-dress, including steel helmets. While completing their studies on campus, the soldiers will live in barracks, under strict military orders. (Story on page 5.)