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Time For Overseas Xmas
Mailing, Post Office Says
(ATLANTA, GA., Sept. ?It's
time to be thinking of mailing
Christmas packages overseas.
/ Army postal officers at Head
jftUjarters Fourth Serviqe Com
mand reminded the public that
even though hostilities have ceased
on all fronts, there are still many
thousands of American troops who
will spend their Christmas in for
eign lands, and these troops will be
looking forward to packages from
^ The regulations governing the
' mailing of overseas Christmas gifts
, to Army personnel remain the same
' as last year. . . . .they must be
posted between September 15 and
; Octoberl5 one package a
week may be sent (without a re
quest) by any one person to the
same serviceman. . .*. .the usual
restrictions as to size and weight
of Christmas parcels ? not more
than fifteen inches long or more
than 36 inches length and girth
combined and maximum weight
five pounds. Most stores have a
stock of boxes approved by the
War Department for overseas gift
The Army asks that gifts be se
lected which a soldier is unlikely
tc find in the particular area in
which he is situated and to remem
ber that introxicants, inflammable
materials (such as matches and
lighter fluids) and perishable mat
ter are unacceptable for mailing.
Families and friends of men
statipxied in the China-Burma
Theater, India Theater, the Middlt
East, or on the Pacific Islands, are
urged to avail themselves of the
early mailing date to insure receipt
of Christmas presents by Christmas
Day. It is suggested that parcels
touted to these distant bases be
mailed as nearly as possible to
September 15 and no later than
Radios and Electrical
P E P A I R S
P. O. Box 233
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Cpl. Frank W. Parris
HAWAII, T. H. ? Marine Cor
poral Frank W. Parris, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Z. V. Parris, Sylva, N.
C., has received the Bronze Star
Medal for heroism in. removing,
mines under heavy enemy fire on
I wo Jima. He is attached to an
engineering unit of the Fifth Ma
Parris, who also won the Purple
Heart Medal for wounds on I wo,
enlisted in ^Iune, 1943. He is a
former employee of the Sylva Tire
Company. A brother* Kenneth, is
in the Navy.
The citation follows:
"For heroic achievement in con
. nection with operations against the
enemy while serving with a Ma
rine engineer battalion, on I wo
Jima, Volcanco Islands, from March
3, 1945, to March 25, L945.
"Serving as the leader of a mine
clearing and demolition squad
throughout this period, Private
First Class Parris ably served in the
discovery and removal of enemy
mines beyond friendly front lines
and participated in the dedmaoli
tion of caves and piUboxes in tront
front line zones of action.
Cpl. Kincaid Home After
One Year Overseas Duty
Cpl. and Mrs. P. W. Kincaid, Jr.,
are visiting Cpl. Kincaid's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. W.
Kincaid, Sr., at Dillsboro. He is on
furlough after having served a
year in the European Theater of
war with the 9th army in Ger
many. He also saw service in
France, Holland and Belgium.
Sylva Dance Team Gets
Favorable Comment From
Attracting much attention in
Gatlinburg, Tenn., was the spec
tular square dancing done by the
Sylva Dance Team accompanied
by the Soco Gap String Band. At
the invitation of the Gatlinburg
American Legion, the local team,
led and trained by Larry Mull,
exhibited before the tourisits of
that sec.tion, an example of mount
ain skill. ,
Eight couples made up the team
and Wallace Swan, leader of the
Socq$)GaP String Band, received
favorable comment from the visit
ors. Mrs. R. S. Estes, of the Chat
tanooga paper writes in a letter
special to the Herald that the
people of Gatlinburg wish to thank
the local team for "the finest ex
hibition ever seen in Gatlinburg"
and extends to them a cordial in- I
vitation for a repeat performance
Sept 15th at the Recreation Center.
This team was also winner of
third place in the annual Labor
Day festivities held at Canton
rank, name, serial number, branch
of service and organization, A. P.
O. number and post office which
will handle the mail. If the public
follows instructions given by the
Aft ny, it's a pretty sure bet that
the Christmas boxes will go
through on time and reach the
service men for whom it is design
Local postmasters can' furnish
any clarifying details relative to
overseas Christmas mailing.
Pfc. Robert Awaiting:
Return To U~ S. A.
Pfc. Robert N. Jones, Jr;r. son of
Sffxr.. and Mrs. Rotiert N. Jinxes of
Gay, is at the Le Havre Port of
Embarkation in France awaiting
shipment to the TIL S. .
Pvt. Jones, who entered service
in. March 1944 received hat? training
at Camp Walters?. Tex. and: was
later transferred to For*. Banning,
Ga., where he yobs placed! with a
Para troop unit. He reaeivedl t lis
wings, in Jan., 19S&, anir. has spe nt
the past sixt months overseas. He
participated in the Rhinsiand Cam
paign! and holds the be J?Ie partici- j
Prirr to entering th ol service her,
was * student at the Wfebster Highi!
Wfafttier .Man Tafies Part
In Dual Celebration
SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC
? Begal T. Nations, seaman, fiisfc
class, USNR, son o t Mr. and Mrs.
Ciaude C. Nations, Htmte 2, Whit
i tier,, N. C.t took, part in a dual cele- j
Iftration aboard his Pacific air- 1
Jar aft carrier, the USS, H3TREFTD, .
Son August 16. The officers audi
j^men of this famed Wanship cele
brated the victory ii* the Pa
cific and the observance of the
jship's second year in service.
' The day of celebration began
with thanksgiving services and
; closed with a specacular fun show.
The noon meal was turkey with
all of the trimmings.
j The INTREPID has a proud
record as a fighting ship. Four
times she suffered battle damage.
Her history records 80 enemy ships
sunk and 650 enemy aircraft de
stroyed by the carrier's, planes and
Hatching- eggs should be in great
demand dliring the (coming year,
says Prof ROy Dearstyne, head of
the PouBJry Department, State
A must for every farm home in
North Carolina ? a steam pressure
canner and a freezer locker ? ac
cording to Mrs. Alvis Clack of
1 Route 2> Clinton, Sampson County*
Good work, son! Today you're building a make-believe
railroad with a toy train and wooden blocks.
Tomorrow you'll help build a new business, a great
manufacturing plant, a modern farm ... a more prosperous
(Southland . ? . and a greater America!
That's the kind of future your dad is working for . . .
your dad and all the other 50,000 men and women of the
Southern Railway System*
Thafs why they're working harder than ever before
? ??making every serviceable piece of equipment do more
? ? ? finding new and better ways to railroad . . ? speeding
the movement of fighting men and supplies . ? . helping
to hasten the day of final homecoming.
And tomorrow when you put away your playthings,
the Southern will be ready to "serve the South" with
even greater efficiency and dependability . . . because of
the experience and know-how that come from handling
a record wartime transportation load.
Yes, already these "builders" of the Southland, young
and old, are hard at work preparing for the days of peace
and plenty that lieahead.
And that's another reason why we are constantly
saying. "Look Ahead?Look South!"
SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM ?1