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Catalog Number 2005.2.1745
Object Name Newspaper
Scope & Content Copies: 1 ( 1 original newspaper clipping with images)

"Proud Mother and Three Sons Who Win Officers
Commissions.
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3 Sons Are Given
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Each of Mrs. Walter Tooze's
Boys Wins Commission.
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One Becomes Captian
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Twins Are Second Lieutants and
Mother Takes Pride in Patriot-
ism, but Agrees With Sher-
man Regarding War.
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Eugene, Or., Aug. 18. ---(Special)---
Mrs. Walter L. Tooze is one of the
proudest mothers in Oregon. Three of
her sons have recently won commis-
sions in the United States Army. They
are her only boys, and, although she de-
plores the necessities of war, she will-
ingly gives them to the service of their
country.
Two of the boys, Leslie and Lamar,
are twins. They were born at Wood-
burn, Marion County, 22 years ago.
Both were graduated from the Uni-
versity of Oregon in 1916 and have
since been studying law at Harvard.
Leslie entered the first training camp
at Presidio, California, and Lamar re-
ceived training at Plattsburg, N.Y.
They have been commissioned at Sec-
ond Lieutenants.
Walter L. Tooze, Jr., the third son,
was born at Butteville, Marion County.
He is 29 years of age, married, and has
been engaged in the practice of law at
Dallas. He also received training at
Presidio and has been commissioned as
a Captain. He had previously had
some military experience as a Captain
of a militia compound.
'I am glad the bays were success-
ful in obtaining commissions,' Mrs.
Tooze stated. 'We regret that they
must go, but realize that it is the
only thing to do. I quite agree with
Sherman about the war. Sometimes I groan
when thoughts of the conditions in Eu-
rope come to me. Yet, I know that we
cannot realize the horror of it all.
Something goes wrong with my eyes
and my throat every time I think
about it.
'It is going to be hard for the twins.
It breaks my heart to think that they
must now be separated, after having
been almost constantly together all
their lives. Their longest separation
was when Lamar went to Europe with
the Ford peace expedition as the stu-
dent body representive from the Uni-
versity of Oregon.
'Sometimes when I go along the
street and see mothers and fathers
with little tots, I envy them be-
cause their babies do not have to go
to war. I do not think that is unpatri-
otic, because in my heart I want my
boys to do everything they can for
their country . I am proud that they
have won commissions and hope that
they shall make efficient officers.'
Mrs. Tooze will go to American Lake
the latter part of August that she may
remain so long as possible with her
sons, Leslie and Walter, who have been
ordered to report to that place." (front of original)
Title "3 Sons Are Given"
Collection Photograph Collection