Alva Peffley has enlisted in the army. Mr. Adams, our science teacher, has enlisted in the Air Force. John D Strickhorn has enlisted in the Navy. These are a few of the enlistments.
The boys have been enlisting to avoid the draft law.
Many other boys are considering enlisting so they can choose their preferred branch of service.
Another brief article in the same column added the following:
MR. ADAMS GOES TO WAR
Mr. Adams, our new biology teacher, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
He is in the National Guard too, but enlisted in the Air Force to cancel the National Guard enlistment.
He also taught physics as well as zoology and biology.
He was an itinerant preacher and has given several sermons.
The following April 19, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7, column 1:
MR. ADAMS MOVES
Our former science teacher, now Pfc. Richard Adams of the Army Air Force, has moved again. In a recent letter to Mr. Martin, he tells of his trip from Lackland Air Base to Keesler, Mississippi. He did not like Texas and says he is very happy to have left. He traveled by Pullman to his new base where he is assigned to the 3404th Student Radar Squadron for training. He will study the fundamentals of electronics for 22 weeks and the mechanics of radar for 14 weeks. Sounds hard but we are sure he will enjoy this work as it is a great deal the same as his work he left at L.H.S. His new base at Keesler is a very nice place to be according to Mr., Adams and is only eight miles from New Orleans. In 20 minutes he can walk from base to the Gulf of Mexico. Must be nice for swimming.
He thanks everyone for their letters and will try to answer them soon. His new address is;
Pfc. Richard E. Adams, AF22998159, 3404 Stu. Sqd., Box 475, Keesler, A.F.B., Miss.