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Roosevelt Batted For Them [image: Corporals Robert Wells and Ryland Wells, 19, twins who were reunited in the Army at the personal direction of the Commander-in-Chief. President Roosevelt Goes To Bat For Danville War Mother; Orders Twin Soldiers Reunited In Service President Roosevelt is "solid" with the Wells family of this community. Fourth term, fifth term, sixth-term-they probably would go down the line for him because he found time amidst the vexations and weighty burdens of a global war to go to the bat for a worried war mother. Mr. and Mrs. Wells who live on Route No. 2 have given three sons to the service. Two of them are nineteen-year-old twins who had never been separated and who betrayed all of the manifestations of affinity and attachment which often is betrayed by twins. Then the draft came along and picked up the brothers and inducted them the same day. Their only plea was that they be permitted to perform their war service together and they would not be separated. But the induction brass hats could not see it that way, and their pleas were resisted. Robert Wells was assigned to Camp Shelby, Miss., and Ryland Wells was assigned to Plattsburg, N.Y. Their letters home were brave and assumed a guise of cheerfulness, but the intuitions of a mother told her that her boys, never before separated, were suffering from the dejection of isolation and that that service with the forces was not as happy as it would be if they were together. Mrs. Wells realized her difficulties in effecting a remedy and then, one day, she hitched her wagon to a star, sat down and wrote to the commander-in-chief and asked him if there was anything that he could do about it. Mr. Roosevelt answered the letter promptly and told Mrs. Wells that he had referred the case of her boys to the War Department with the personal recommendation that the twins be reunited. (Turn to page 5, Story No. 2)