The following was found in a Seneca area paper about the military rank and assignments for three young Nemaha county men after serving in the R.O.T.C. at the University of Kansas.
Three students in the University of Kansas from Seneca have been appointed second lieutenants in the Officers’ Reserve Corps of the United States Army, it is announced by Col. Karl F. Baldwin, in command of the R.O.T.C. at the University. Vincent Carl Rethman, a senior in the School of Engineering, has been appointed to the Chemical Warfare Reserve; Lester Anthony Haug, also a senior in the School of Engineering, has been appointed to the Coast Artillery Reserve and Omer Funk, a graduate, has been appointed to the Infantry Reserve.Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS) May 8, 1939 page 3