George Locklin, Jr, patriotic son of Hammond, Indiana, is now ready to ship out for France. Having been taken ill with influenza in New York, he is now at Camp Merritt, NJ having initially been at Camp Carter (VA). Locklin is the president of the Enterprise Bed Company. The Minot (ND) Daily News was painted yellow and adorned with the words "slacker" and "kaiser" by a large crowd after it reported the British lines were not holding frim against the German attacks.
Source: "George Locklin Jr. Ready for France," Lake County Times, March 28. 1918. Page 1, Column 3.