Excerpt from Sigma Phi Epsilon Journal, Vol. 36: November, 1938
When the United States entered the World War in 1917, Butcher was 16 years old but, with size and business experience, could pass for sev eral years more than that. Without his mother's knowledge he went to the naval recruiting station where they had been accepting enlistments at 16. He passed the physical examination and was all ready to be sworn in when asked his age. He thought the navy still was taking boys of 16. He told the truth. But the limit just had been raised, so he was blocked.
Although the $1700 from his hit-the-cat con cession saw Butcher through his first year at Ames, depression had struck by the time he worked it for the second summer and he was short on cash. But his third year in college he got free room and board as comptroller of his fraternity and in the last year he earned $40 a month by writing agri cultural publicity for the college. He was taking the agricultural journalism course.
Oh yes, he was once a newspaper man. In fact, his job now is pretty much like that of the city editor, editing the radio waves.
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