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The State port pilot. (Southport, N.C.) 1928-current, March 21, 1945, Image 1

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jf j'!,c Pilot Covers I Brunswick County [fNO. FIFTEEN No. 50 tnmerce Body ( fans For Outings i0r Men At Davis c -p Davis, Wilmington | Und Southport Jointly In-j I leiested n Tours For Serine Men Back From Overseas * h1N?-recreat,on Rbodied in program e tin To Bring Men To OrAnd Ori To Southport I for Fishing Trips And I Visits To Bald Head Island d: I; recreational project for Ar- w I. irps men at Camp Da-j& .. is recently converted b I rest camp and hospital for w . airmen, will probably K ^ . ! urs to Wilmington, Or- * i Southport with boat trips _ trills from this port. I j Carrier, secretary of the I Chamber of Coms had a conference with lis and discussed the ( tin Friday Mr. Cartier k . Southport and talked ;r. - and other matters of in to this section. 11 g. rstood that quite a num. : ;ho men would come at a this may necessitate the k i number of local boats.! [. r was assured that dur-j j- -ick shrimping season of ( f and summer an ample I-,' f good boats would be; In rniny instances, boats p n esired to take parties to i H i island for the day, inb i the fishing trip. IS.-- tours may start soon in t ' pern it the men to see r - during the height of the : werirg season. The flow-1 s are now beginning to bloom tor he next month or longer A' : i tation should prove a w attraction to these service C] t: Bald Head Island will be y - t g at -all times by reason [ ; v ist wooded area, beaches f< ki ...iness The airmen who ? ! r. seeing nerve wracking tl r would find just what they nee< in North Carolina's leatest end most widely famed a L S! MS Planning Service To Orton E v lopes To Start Temporary h Service On River Road s This Week While Flow- n crs Are Blooming J s il'th the W. B. & S. having a * .[-plication to the Interstate ^ - 1 uioi Commission for a his. to lun its buses over the f t'i between Wilmington 0 " f . r.port, Hubert Livingston, 1( r Manager for the com- f is making vigorous efforts 1 I be allowed to start temporary!0 (continued on page two> v r e # r J Brief News Flashes ij Otrxs to duty v Carper.ter's mate, 1-c, H. W. is 8:s>n has returned to his base p 'Albany, California, after spend- r 112 days here with his family, v i s REGION AL HOSPITAL q Cpl- John F. Stanley, son of a IS Mary Stanley of Ash, has c W1 admitted to the AAF Region' and Convalescent Hospital, of h Miami District, for treatment I W observation. 1 ttKIXG SOME CATCHES Several local shrimp beats J 1 8te been operating this week., J a'ches running as high as eight' bushels to the boat. With ? Product said to be bringing | f P11 bushel this is doing fair .. 4e start of the season. i "pITl Vfi home ^tirori Master Sgt. Joseph W. r'z. who moved from BrunsT to Marshville, in Union wars ago. has been ' - week with relatives l frr-r.'. ,,, ,j,e community. | is a veteran of the ,f5 * '' I' war and saw many s.rvice with the army. WITH MRS. SMITH 'tf"'] !ariits 01 the auxiliary of j v . Arthur Dosher Memorial! j 5l'|! will meet with Mrs. H. j . "-r.iiui Thursday evening of The meeting will be at ' ce-C'?C ' and ?mcials hope forj tir ' 'tendance. There are a' vT .^r of things which need to ftith"6 lcr the hospital and Mrs.1 J is anxious that the ladies 5,Arte.j on them. 1 | TH1 Drton Plantati* Are Three1 iardens To Be At Their]6 Greatest Ever At Easter1 And Week Preceeding; Ia Many Service Men Ex- f pected f 1. 1ALF PRICE TO ALL i, MEN IN THE SERVICE v a '.arly Blooming Azaleas t Have Made Wonderful Blending With The Late Camellias 1\ Undamaged by cold at any time| uring the budding season and ]r purred on by the past several ] t eeks of beautiful weather, the g zaleas at Orton Gardens have' t urst into bloom a full three ( reeks ahead of their usual time, t lot only are they early but they j ? re presenting what is said to be r le most beautiful flower show.d Drprlrrp Hpnn/ A. A. JLVAAi. J Sailing Orders 'owerful Pipe Line Dredg- A ing Vessel Which Has Maintained River Channel To Wilmington Now Waiting Orders jc lAPTAIN J. M. PARKER 0 TRANSFERRED HERE i 2 dumber Of Men In Crew Will Go With Vessel For . Overseas Service, But ( Captain Parker Re- |i mains with District ' ii f The Henry Bacon, most power- ji jl of pipe line dredges owned by a le U. S. Army Engineers and c 'hich for many years kept the c hannel between Sonthport and c Wilmington cleared, is scheduled j or foreign service. She is the t econd dredge to go overseas from, his area. j ( The Comstock was used for I rork on the Cape tear bar and,j Iso at other points where the| ervices of dump dredges were.; squired. She was converted into merchant ship and for the past ' hree years has carried freight J f tween Trinidad and other points. The 15th of January the Henry (aeon was ordered to Jackson-j ille, Fla., to undergo an bver-1 auling, preparatory to work overeas. The work on the vessel is S ow finished and she is tied up at | f acksonville, awaiting orders to I ? ail for some unnanounccd port < nd new field of operations over-1 < eas. j ] Captain J. M. Parker of Shal- ] >tte, for several years in charge ] f the Henry Bacon, was on fur-ji jugh from the Engineers office ] or the greater part of last year. < "he first of the year he was reallea from the services of the i lorfolk Dredging Company, with i . horn he was working, and order- < d to take the Henry Bacon to i acksonville. He is still in charge i f the vessel at Jacksonville and I t is understood he will be trans- j 1 erred back to the Wilmington |' ffice as soon as she sails for her1 oreign service. |1 Captain Parker spent this | feek-end with his family at Jack- j 1 onville. He stated that it was! J irobable that several of the men iow employed on the dredge 1 rould go with her when she sails. I Is in the case of the Comstock, ' |Uite a number of Brunswick men ' ire employed on the Henry Baon. I So far as is known, no steps 1 lave been taken to replace the 1 fenry Bacon on the job of keep- : ng the Cape Fear River channel 1 o Wilmington cleared. ' Leland Soldier Gets Pass Home ;i iVounded Overseas Pfc. Al- j fred Flowers Gets Short Leave From Hospital For Visit To His Parents Pfc. Alfred L. Flowers has re:ently spent a three-day pass rom the General Hospital in Vugusta, Ga., with his parents, tlr. and Mrs. J. W. Flowers, of -eland, RFD. He has seen eight months ofl rery active service overseas withj he 2nd Battalion of the 339th In- J antry. He has served in France, | Belgium, Luxemburg and Ger-j nany. Among his decorations are the Overseas Service Stripes, the j hjrple Heart, the Oak Leaf Clust:r, two Bronze Stars and one Sil-1 rer Star. Two of his brothers are low serving in France with a hos(Continued on Page 2) EST A Goo< 4-PAGES TODAY on Flowers Weeks Earlier ver seen at Orton. By Sunday, March 25th, the hole of the magnificent garden nd nursery grounds will be in ull bloom. A striking and unusual eature, contributing to this years avliness, is that the early aza?as are blooming simultaneously rith the late camellias and create . wonderful blending. As a usual ule the camellias have finished dooming by the time the azaleas ome on. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sprunt and Manager James Ferger stated tolay that have the usual admission ate will apply to all service men ind women in uniform visiting he gardens during the flower seaon. It is understood that educaional and recreational tours from lamp Davis and other posts will ? started right and the coming Sunday should see hundreds oi nen in uniform visiting the garlens. Bacon Awaits For Overseas Mary Clarida Dies At Bolivia (Reported For The Pilot) Funeral services for Mary :iarida, 69-year-old Bolivia colred woman, were held at Zior lill Raptist church on February 6th. She is survived by three daughers, all of Bolivia; two sons, Sgt )tto E. Clarida, who is overseas n the service and Daniel J. Claris who recently returned home rom Mayport, Fla., to operate lis, mother's farm. Two sisters, lso survive along with 11 grandhildren and 4 great grandchil Iren. Rev. Joe Brown of Cedar Grovt ifficiated at the burial service Surial was in the Zion Hill cemeery. Scouts Receive Substantial Help Long Beach Corporation Donates Coast Guard Mounted Patrol Headquarters Building For Scout Activities Local Boy Scouts and Ses Scouts and their sponsoring or janization, The American Legion ire very much elated over a re :ent generous and public spiritei :ontribution to their efforts bi 3. F. Middleton, of the Long 3each Development Organization Mr. Middleton has given th< youngsters the free use of thi Mounted Coast Guard Patrol head juarters at the Beach. The building, constructed sooi ifter the war started, becami surplus property and was pur :hased by Mr. Middleton and hii issociates several months ago. A, t is substantial and well located :he new owners decided that th aest use that could be made of i MtttU Ka if o dnngfinn tn fVli IVUUIU UC 1M UVOUV1V.. V? ?... Legion and Scouts. The presenta tion was accordingly made. Last week Adjutant Crawfori Rourk, of the Brunswick Count; Post American Legion, wrote Mi Middleton a very appreciative let ter of thanks in behalf of th boys. It is proposed to use th building mainly for Sea Scou activities. Several of the Scouts wit] Scoutmaster E. M. McEacheri bave been over to the station ani bave declared it a wonderful plac for their work. For the Scou Circus in Wilmington on the nigh of May 4th the Scouts are plan bing to put on an interesting pro gram. Rev. A. L. Brown has been get ting together material for a drur and bugle corps. He is now giv ing several of the boys lesson and hopes to be able to show fin results in a short time. Southport School Supporting Drive Mrs. Frank Lennon Con ducting Successful Cam paign In Local School Week Still Remains With another full week remain ing in the Red Cross War Fun Drive, the Southport School re ports a total of $350.60 raised b the students to date. The drive in the school is ur der the capable direction of Mri Frank Lennon, whose sevent grade is leading the school wit $97.11. The eighth grade is run (Continued on page 2) \TE J News paper 1 Southport, N. G./VV To Be Here upL sBi' ' 'SB {5^* Jy Sfl By ^ jpMB jjjj^ BISHOP THOMAS C. DARST, of Wilmington, who is to hold service at St. Phillips Episcopal church on Wednesday night, March 28, at 8 o'clock P. M. This will probably be Bishop Darst's last visit here as Bishop of East Carolina Diocese as he will retire in May. The public is invited to nllnnr] IVirt nnmrinn aiiuiu uic a?i ?ivc, Jury List Drawn For April Court Only Civil Cases Will Be j Handled At One Week Term Which Convenes ' On April 9th With Judge j Frizelle Presiding At their session Monday, the board of county commissioners drew a superior court jury list oi , 30 men to report for service al i the spring term of civil court . which is to convene on April 9th i No criminal cases will be handled The term is scheduled to last foi , one week and Judge L. Paul Frizelle is due to preside. The following is a list of the men called to appear for service ! in the jury panel: V. E. Galloway, D. G. Hewett ; W. B. Sellers, esse Clemmons, J W. Blanton, J. V. Chadwick, H F. Milliken and W. P. Gurgaius Shallotte. J. Thurman Skipper, C. T, Flow ers and Duncan Justice, Leland. John S. Smith, Robert S. Milli ken and F. E. Gore, Ash. Weston Evans, Freeland. j G. C. Gray, W. M. Sermons I' Anthony Hewett, Johnnie Varnum | Sr., and J. E. Kirby, Supply, j \ Boyd McKeithan, B. N. Mc |Keithan and Earnest Swain, Boli via. R. L. Rabon, J. J. Parker, Johr 1 J. Ramsauer and M. F. Gore, Win ' | nabow. '; D.M. Davis, Jessie Johnson ant jJRoscoe Rogers, Southport. , HOME ON LEAVE j | Warren D. Hewett, Gunner'i . j Mate 1st Class, son of Mr. ant j'Mrs. John W. Hewett, is home oi 2' leave. He is stationed on a Des . troyer Escort with his home basi in New York. Mrs. A. B. Pope o 1 Charlotte, daughter of Mr. ant 2 Mrs. Hewett, is also visiting he . parents while her brother is her s on leave. 3 COMMISSIONER IS I EARLY BIRD t Chairman O. P. Bellamy of th Board of Countv Commissioner e i ~ _ j stated Monday that he has a pate] of watermelons in which the plant 3 are up and growing. He alsi ^ boasted of having corn up. > W. B. KEZIAH ? ? The fine deer hounds owned b s Tom Hickman of Southport, ar e the parents of one of the fines litters of puppies that are to b found in this section. The parent and offspring form a family o an even dozen and with one ex ception the puppies are all unus k jually well developed for their ag ' of five weeks. Eight males an two females form the litter. On - of the males is slightly behind th - rest of the family in development ' There seems to be a pronounce | trend on the part of norther i-1 industries to move southwar d when the war is over, remap ). the idea behind it is to seek place y where improved labor and livin conditions may be found. A fei i- days ago we took a visiting genl 3. leman around to see Postmaste h Yaskell. In the course of the er h suing conversation the visitor a si i? ed: "Do you have any vacar j floor space that could be used " ' ' - - - I P0R1 In A Good Coi 'ednesday, March 21, 1 Monday Easy Day For Defendants In County Court Nothing Over $25.00 And Costs In The Way Of Fines For Offenders Up Before Judge Ward NOTICABLE DROP IN THE AMOUNT OF FINES Traffic Law Violators Provided Most Of A Fairly Long Docket To Be Disposed Of Here Monday Morning Where fines for some offenses frequently run to |50.00 or even $100.00 and costs, offenders charg. ed with the same crimes got off I easy in Recorders Court Monday. Nobody had to pay more than | $25.00 and costs. This sum was , even assesed one defendant who had been required to put up $500., 00 bond for his appearance. , The docket shows the following cases: Kid Brown, assault with deadly weapon, four months on roads, judgment suspended on payment of $25.00 fine and costs. John Grissett, failing to stop and render assistance in auto accident, judgment suspended upon the defendant making restitution in the amount of $25.00 and paying the costs. A. J. Nobles, speeding, judgment suspended on payment of a fine of $15.00 and costs. Elbert Bert Jacobs, speeding, i judgment suspended on payment ; I of a fine of $10.00 and costs, fine ; remitted. Mildred Collins Peach, speeding, continued to March 26th. Luther Benton, speeding, judg ment suspended on payment of a ! fine of $15.00 and costs. Evelyn Jones, possession, judg, ment suspended on payment of a [ (Continued on page 2) Charley's House Raided Sunday Hattem's Place In Northwest Raided By Officer Perry Sunday Morning; Operator Held Under Heavy Bond t i The old Charles Hattem road " house, which has long been notor' ious, was raided at 2 o'clock Sun clay morning by Rural Policeman 1 O. W. Perry. He arrested the pro' prietor, E. W. Coleman, who is said to have been employed bj 1 Hattem to carry on at the place during the past two years. Hattem himself has been in ex3 ile during that period, having rur j a fowl of the law and being banij shed from the county for twe years as a result of his activities in connection with the liquor bust f ness. j In the raid Sunday morning officer Perry charged Coleman wit! illegal possession and sale ol whiskey. One specific charge was that Coleman sold a quart ol whiskey for $12.00. Several bottle! of whiskey were found concealec 6 in a trap in the walls of the s building. a Coleman was held under a bone s of $500.00 for his appearance here o in Recorder's court Monday morn (Continued on Page 2) > JVING Reporter y industry?" "Plenty," replied th< e Postmaster, "we have plenty o: it'floor space but there are no floor! e on it." 3 if For a good many years we havi never been able to shake off th< i-! personal belief that developmen ejof the lower North Carolina coast djal section would come througl ej better farming inland, develop e ment of the general vast timbe L resources and a spreading know ! ledge of the sport fishing possibi djlities. During the war while then n | were restrictions on fishing, am d at the same time contributor; s'causes to draw interest to ou s timber and to inspire for bette gj farming, conditions have improv ,v|ed steadily. The war is not ove > 'yet but attention is again beinj ir drawn to fishing. From now oi i-,we will see sport fishing compet ing with or excelling our grea it | farming hands and timber area by (Continues on page i) 1 r pii mmunity 945 Making Many For The Shri New Equipment At Southport School Principal W. R. Lingle announced today that an electric bellringing system has been installed in the Southport School and is proving very satisfactory. Part of the motion picture and visual aid equipment has arrived and it is hoped that the remainder will arrive in time to be of use this session. Time Here For Sport Fishing Expecting Bluefish In Very Short Time, Prospects For Gulf Stream Fishing Seem To Be Excellent Plenty of weakfish are supposed to be at the old wrecks off Bald Head Island and at ether points along the coast where wrecks of civil war ships provide these fish congregating spots. So far no reports have been received of parties going out but fishermen say that the trout or weakfish are there. Oaptain T. H. Watts, who has been operating a sport fishing boat for many years, says that if the present nice weather continues there will be an abundance of bluefish by the first of April. The Spanish Mackerel will show up right affer that. Since sportsmen have not yet gotten over the three years of restrictions against gulf stream sport fishing, no parties have gone out yet to look for sails and merlin, but it is believed that these fish are offshore in waters west of the shoals. The presence of Barracuda, amDer jaca ana aoiphin out on the shoals may be considered as certain. During the past three years of blackout on sport fishing service men who were patroUins- a'ong the shoals [made a great many attaches. The found barracuda, amber jack and dolphin plentiful during all winter months. Many a ship's galley has received a supply of fresh fish as a result of an hour or less of effort from members of the crew who were off duty while the ships were over Frying Pan. Caswell Still Military Object Fort At Southport Has Never Been Classed As Surplus Property And May Still Hold Possibility Given up as a Section Ba3e by the Navy some time ago, but with a good sized garrison still there, Fort Caswell is still not classed as surplus property and there seems to be a strong probability that the government will use it for some purpose or other. The very valuable facilities constructed three and four years ago added to the construction that was already there made the Fort I a full and complete post. , Among other recent investiga[ tions the Army and Navy amphibious force officials visited and inspected the place this past week. They came, looked, seemed impressed, but said nothing. Bald Head Island, the great harbor and the ocean would all seem to combine to make Fort Caswell the ideal location for amphibious force operations. Ready For Orders | At AAA Office i | AAA Office At Supply Now I Aiding Farmers In Obtaining Conservation Maf terial, Cotton Crop Insur3 ance The Brunswick County AAA a Committee has adopted the pur* chase order plan for the distribu^ tion of 40 tons of 18, ID, and 20 per cent superphosphate as conj servation material in 1945. Farmers will apply at the AAA office r for an order and will pay approximately 20 per cent of the total cost of the material to the dealer , at the time he presents the order, j The AAA office is now ready to accept farmers orders for farmr yard delivery of ground limer stone as a conservation material. Only order for 40 tons or more r per farm will be accepted. The farmer will be required to make n an initial payment of Sl-20 per ton for each ton ordered at the t time he places his order. 3 Secretary J. J. Hawes of the Continued on page two .OT [ $1.50 PER YEAi PUBUSi Preparations mping Season I" I >1*1 t ' Much Equipment In The Way Of Boats And Tackle Being Purchased By Shrimp Fishermen DIESEL POWERED BOATS BECOMING POPULAR Many Navy And Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Boats Being Added To Shrimping Fleet Preparations for the 1945 shrimping season at Southport are now going forward on a 3cale that has not been seen here in many years, certainly not since the war started. More, bigger, and better boats will work out from Southport this year than at any time before in the history of the ltcal shrimping industry. the past week Lewis J, Hardee and Dallas Pigott have received four Coast Guard and Navy Patrol boats, al! capable of heavy and hard sea duty. With the discontinuance oi the Offshore Patrol work several weeks ago these boats became surplus government property and became available to purchasers for commercial work. They are all in the best of condition and need verj little altering to make them the best among shrimping boats. W. S. (Bill) Wells has also pur* " ' n., cnaseu two or uie lurmci r?uu boats during the past week. His brothers, Charlie and Wylie Wells have acquired three. All five oi these craft have arrived or wil reach here this week. They wil add greatly to the force of the diesel powered trawlers, a typ< that is rapidly growing in numbei here. W. S. Wells had three oi the big diesel boats before his re cent purchases. His brothers hat numerous other trawlers, bott large and small. They will havi perhaps the largest fleet of trawl ers to operate from Southport thii year. In his huge Mary-Clark, Dr. L C. Fergus put the tops in shrimj trawlers In use here last season In addition to being the most cost ly boat used in this section th Mary-Clark has a real sea-goin| skipper in the person of Clarenc Simmons. Recently the boat wa fitted out with a new 150 h. f diesel, her original engine not con sidered as having enough powei Dr. Fergus will have another bi| boat, built locally by Robert Jon es, ready for launching and th installation of her diesel engin as soon as she can be nainted. Ai construction work and calking ha been completed. Lockwood's Folly and Shallott shrimpers, who operate fron Southport and Holden's Bead have greatly increased their fish ,ing equipment through the pur | chase of boats or having nev ones built. Engines and othe equipment have been obtained o are now being acquired. Hermai j Stanaland of Shallotte will worl j two of the most serviceable traw I lers in use on the coast this yeai .One of these craft, Grandma, wa I purchased new last summer. Th | other was bought recently. Botl | are diesel powered. | So far it has been impossible t check up on all who have obtain led boats smaller than the diese powered craft It can only b said that the number is large am that all are already in tip-to] shape or else they are being plac ed in that condition now. If thi years shrimping season does no turn out a good one it will no be through lack of equipment. Former Director Spent Night Here J. T. Gibson On Way T< Assignment In Richmom I Josiah T. Gibson, USO-YMCj Director of the local USO Clu from September, 1943, to Augusl 1944, spent Friday night witl Captain J B. Church. Captai Church was Chairman of th Committee of Management for th USO for the year during whic Gibson was director. Gibson has been director of th USO in Monroe, for the past tw months and recently transferre the Club to the USO Committei which will operate it for the nex , 30 to 90 days for the few remair 1 ing service men at Camp Sutto who are guarding the Germa i prisoners. Gibson is enroute to the USC YMCA headquarters in Richmom Va., where he expects to be fc > some time writing the history c ! several USO clubs including th ! one in Southport. Gibson expressed satisfaction i ! numerous friends in Southpoi and stated he hoped to mal > Southport his home sometime i the future. h MEATS AND FATS n RED STAMPS e Q-5, R-5, S-5 . . . now valid e ... expire March 31. h T-5, U-5, V-5, W-5, X:5 . . . now valid . . . expire April 28. e Y-5, Z-5, A-2, B-2, C-2, D-2 o ... now \alid . . . expire d June 2. E2, F-2, G-2, H-2, J-2 . . . I it now valid . . . expire June 30. I- SUGAR n Sugar Stamp No. 35 . . . n good for five pounds . . . expires June 2. )- SHOES J, Airplane Stamps No. 1, No. ir 2 and No. 3 now good. >f FUEL OIL le Period 4 and 5 coupons from last season. Periods 1, 2, 3, 4 n and 5 from this season . . rt all valid for 10 gallons eack. :e GASOLINE in A-14 coupons valid through March 21. I , Most of The News I All The Time I HED EVERY WEDNESDAY. I Chairman Urges I Cooperation In I Red Cross Drive I Drive Is Half Over And I County Only Third Of I Way To Goal I ORGANIZATION NOW I FACING GREATEST TASK I County Quota Is $6,200.00; I Drive Comes To Close fl At End Of Mouth I Pointing out that only $2,300.- fl i 00 of Brunswick County's quota fl : of $6,200.00 in the Red Cross War fl : Fund Drive has been reported to I i her, Mrs. M. At. Kosenbaum, I ! county chairman for the current I drive urges every possible coopera- I tlon to make the drive a success ' I before the end of the month. fl "We'll have to get going if we I are going to raise the $6,200.00", I said Mrs. Rosenbaum Monday fl : night. The Red Cross is now fac- I i ing the greatest task in its long fl ; history and we in Brunswick must I do our share to finance the vast fl , program which the Red Cross has I i undertaken." ., I Calling vpon all citizens of the I , county to support the fund drive fl as an indication of their backing 9 , of men in the front lines, Mrs. fl \ Rosenbaum pointed out that the fl , need for Red Cross services in fl the coming year will be greater fl . than ever before. I I "American men have been I i fighting throughout the world for I , a long time," Mrs. Rosenbaum fl I said. "This year they will need all I 1 of the moral support we can give I 1 them. The American Red Cross is I p bringing home to those men I : wherever they may be stationed. fl r "The task in the next twelve I f months will be greater for the fl - Red Cross than ever before, for I 1 not only must we serve the men fl l in the war zones, but we will be fl j required to give increasing as- I - sistance to the boys coming back fl s to the United States." I The Red Cross is serving in ev- fl ,. t ery theater of war and with ev- fl p ery command. Red Cross workete fl i. also are on duty at s?ores of out- fl . posts over the world, are giving fl e aid to wounded men in hospitals I I in the major battfe areas and in fl e the United States. The total num- I s ber of workers has more than fl t. doubled since the last War Fund fl . campaign. In every invasion during the fl j past year, the Red Cross has ei- I I; ther gone with the troops, or has I e | followed within u very short time. e!Red Cross field directions were I il I with General Eissnhower's men in I s I the great amphibious invasion of I France, and with General Mac- I e Arthur's forces when they return- I n ed to the Philippines. I rj Over ten million pints of blood' I .! have been obtained since the war I .; started,, and during the past year I v the Red Cross has met the re- I r quests of both the Army and Na- I r vy for whole blood shipments to fl battle areas in Europe and in the fl t Far East. H Millions of surgical dressings H have been prepared for front line . I s and hospital use. H e Ti'aincd nurse's aides have been H I used in increasing numbers in fl domestic military and naval hos- fl D pitals to relieve in the shortage fl " of professional nurses. . .^H ,j Red Cross workers at package ing centers have maintained a j (Continued on page 2) fl II Ration Pointers | I PROCESSED FOODS I BLUE STAMPS I X-5, Y-5, Z 5 A-2, B-2 . . now valid . . . expire March I C2-, D-2, E-2, F-2, G-2 . . . 9 now valid . . . expire April fl ] H-2, J-2, K-2, L-2, M-2 . . . 9 now valid . . . expire June 2. fl V N-2, 0-2, P-2, Q-2, R-2, S-2 b ... now valid . . . expire I y Tunc

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