Last Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. John S. [sic] Rorick were pleasantly surprised by the advent of Flying Cadet Estell H. Rorick, a cousin of Mr. Rorick, and Flying Cadet Wilber D. Hostetler, both of these young men are from The Dalles, Ore., and have just graduated from the Ohio University Aviation ground School; they expect to be sent this week to Long Island and later to the scenes of hostilities, somewhere in Europe.
Cadet E.H. Rorick is a son of J.T. Rorick of The Dalles, Ore., who in years gone by studied law with W.C. Kelley in Wauseon and later served as the principal of the Fayette schools.
The son is a fine young main in appearance and manner, and is the kind we are proud to see in the khaki of the U.S. Army. Both of the boys are expect [sic] to receive commissions as first lieutenants when they finish their training in actual flying in Europe.
Source: Fulton County Tribune, November 23, 1917