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The Soldiers' Edition of the Oxford Mirror was transcribed by Janet Brandt.

Merle Hall

MERLE HALL, the son of W. D. Hall, living south of this city, was born February 21st, 1896. His life, with the exception of the last couple of years, has been spent entirely in this community. He attended the public schools in this city from which he graduated in the year 1913. He assisted his father with the work on the farm until the year after graduating from the local school, when he entered the University at Iowa City, where he expected to return, but was called in the draft of September 21st, 1917, which ended his school work for the time being. He departed from Anamosa for Camp Dodge, where he remained until the 28th of March, when he was sent to Camp Custer, Mich. During his service at Camp
Dodge he was promoted to Corporal. It was while at Camp Custer that he was ordered to return to the University to complete his course of Civil Engineering June 15th, of this year, where he has remained since that time awaiting the orders of the Government. Although not a member of the S. A. T. C., he is one of the few men that have been permitted to return to school. He regrets very much that he was not given the opportunity to go overseas, but the need for engineers is no doubt the reason for his being returned to school. On November 1st, of this year, he was united in marriage to Miss Lida Coon, of this city.

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