World War I 100 Years Ago: March 24-30

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, March 28: While the army and navy recruiting offices have been doing an active business, they are not busier than U. S. Marshal Mark Storen or Capt. Thomas E. Halls of the United States Secret Service. Each of these officials has received an average of forty applications from persons anxious to serve their country. Responding to newspaper reports that more Secret Service agents and deputy marshals will be needed if war is declared, former law enforcement officers and others have submitted reams of recommendations with their applications each believing that a Federal job is waiting to be filled only to be told that there is not a single opening. “I have received no news of it yet, and I have not been advised of any vacancies in the Secret Service,” answered Capt. Halls.