The Caddo Herald
December 11, 1941
Judging by the noise made over the radio Sunday evening we will in all probability be in the war thick and heavy before this is printed. With all liberty loving people, not only in America, but the world over, we all deeply regret the deplorable act that happened today, but the die is cast and the only thing left for us to do is to go into the conflict determined to win.
I will have maybe four or five grandsons in the conflict, and to them I say “go boys and do your best” If our government can find a place for a man 77 years old I am ready to serve. Some may say, you wouldn’t be talking that way if you were 25 years younger, but my record shows that I did volunteer for service in 1919, and if the government will find a post for me to serve in I am ready to make a try at it again. Rufe Bolts