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Draftees at the Michigan Central Railroad Depot, December 7, 1942

Draftees at the Michigan Central Railroad Depot, December 7, 1942 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 7, 1942
Caption
Seventeen Negro men left Ann Arbor by train this morning for Fort Custer to begin Army training. A farewell party was given for them Friday night at Dunbar Civic Center. With the group in the above photograph is Rev. C. W. Carpenter, pastor of the Second Baptist church. The men (from left to right) are: Kenneth Fox, Adoulphus P. Thompson, George Cromwell, Furman Wright, Leon F. Whitehead, Arthur F. Jones, Rev. Mr. Carpenter, Sherman Baker, Vernon B. Adams, Earl E. Jackson, Samuel Thomas, Sidney Henry Rinke, Robert M. Scott, Howard Lee Miller, Clinton Brantley, Frank Edward Bostic, Richard Anderson. The 17th inductee, William F. Hawkins, was not present when the picture was taken.

Ann Arbor draftees leave for selective service at Courthouse Square, May 13, 1942

Ann Arbor draftees leave for selective service at Courthouse Square, May 13, 1942 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 13, 1942
Caption
Just before the bus left this morning, taking him to Detroit and induction in the armed services, the last Ann Arbor draftee in the second bus (above) received the most appropriate of all farewells. More than 500 townspeople heard Mayor Leigh J. Young and the University ROTC and marching bands in the send-off program for the men of Selective Service Board No. 1 this morning.

Russell S. Howland conducts the University ROTC and marching bands as part of the send-off for draftees at Courthouse Square, May 13, 1942

Russell S. Howland conducts the University ROTC and marching bands as part of the send-off for draftees at Courthouse Square, May 13, 1942 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 13, 1942
Caption
A FITTING FAREWELL: Among the city selectees leaving for induction this morning was Russell S. Howland, shown above leading the combined University ROTC and marching bands which contributed to the send-off program arranged for the contingent. Mr. Howland was invited by Prof. William D. Revelli, director of the bands, to take the baton as an audience of more than 500 applauded the gesture.

First Ann Arbor draftees leave, November 1940

First Ann Arbor draftees leave, November 1940 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 28, 1940
Caption
CONSCRIPTION WITH A SMILE: With smiles apparently coming easily, these four county volunteers for the conscript army stopped in at the county board's headquarters about 5 o'clock this morning prior to starting out by automobile for Detroit where they are to be inducted into service. From left to right above are Donald M. Palmer, 420 Parkwood, Scio Hills; Norman W. Hedger, Ypsilanti; Richard W. Ryan, Milan, and James Harvey Grissom, Chelsea, the draftees, and W. O. Allen, clerk of the county draft board.

First Ann Arbor draftees leave, November 1940

First Ann Arbor draftees leave, November 1940 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 28, 1940
Caption
HEADED FOR THE ARMY: John W. Hipp (left), and Guy Averill, both of Ypsilanti, were up very early this morning to start their journey to Detroit where they are to be inducted into the conscript army for a year service. The two men, shown here with Mr. Averill's mother, in whose automobile they rode to Detroit, left about 5 o'clock p.m.