One telegram from W.E. Bird to John H. Wilson, Jr., of Fort Bragg, stating intention of Western Carolina Teachers' College (later, Western Carolina University) to confer degrees upon students who left school to enroll in the armed forces.
"College willing to grant A B degree to seniors who left this year for service. Provided they write or wire immediately that such degree would be distinct advantage. Such advantage to be specifically stated by student and vouched for by commanding officer. Let us know whether you wish to be considered for graduation next Monday."
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