Parr Hooper’s mother sent him this clipping from the Baltimore Evening Sun of August 7, 1917 (not August 17, as she mistakenly writes). As far as I know, Hooper was not able to send her an original of the photo taken by Frederick Joseph Seligman, and I have also not been able to locate one. Five of the sixteen men pictured, Chapin [not Chaper], Hooper, Martz, Stier, and Young, became members of the second Oxford detachment. Perhaps the caption was written for another photo of the men standing and sitting in a different order, as the identifications, in the case of men who can otherwise be identified, do not match. The men named in the caption are from the O.S.U. S.M.A. classes of August 4 (Bratton, Buffington, Butler, Ewing, Prem, Turnbull ), 11 (Amick, Harding), 18 (Joyce, Swartzell), and 25 (Chapin, Hooper), and September 1 (Martz, Young) and 8 (Beauchamp [not Beamkamp]).
Those who can be definitely identified are:
Back row: Arthur Hammond Amick, Jr., 2nd from left. Hugh Douglas Stier, 3rd from left. Temple Nash Joyce, 2nd from right.
Front row: Parr Hooper 2nd from left. Allison Henderson Chapin 2nd from right.
Edward Everett Butler in the middle of the front row.
Lowell Shuster Harding on left in front row (or possibly on right of back row).
Roy Edwin Martz on left of middle row.
Lewis Ferdinand Turnbull on right of middle row.
Lewis McComas Young, middle of middle row.
Frank Herbert Prem and Howard Bratton are contenders for the man at right end of front row and the man third from right in the back row.
I have not been able to locate photos of Oliver Thomas Beauchamp, John Frederick Buffington, Lewis Root Ewing, or Henry Rodley Swartzell for comparison and matching.