An iron wood-burning stove used in the Hope Rosenwald School. The stove is in several distinct pieces: stove body, ash box, base, transition piece, lid, small top piece, three long pipes, one short pipe, stove pipe adapter, cirular pipe piece, two rods, and a box of six screws, five nuts, and a pin. The pieces are probably a combination of iron and tin, and the base is wood. A stamp into the ash box reads "HANKS STOVE & RANGE CO. / ROME / GA."
This “Notice to Appear for Physical Exam” was sent to Benjamin Layton from Camp Wheeler, Georgia.
The United States government established a draft board during World War II. The purpose was to establish which men were or were not qualified for military duty. Males were required to register, complete a physical, and a written exam as part of their screening. After testing was completed males were placed into various “categories.” Category one was the best qualified while cat-four indicated a male was disqualified for one of many reasons such as too many children, flat feet, or poor education. The draft board issued notices to report for classification, medical exams and induction.