I think it is one of the finest things that the folks back horac
can do for the benefit of our boys and cirls vjho are seivinc in the
Armed Forces of our Country over all the. world.
I .am proud of the fine cjid patriotic! support that the folks in
and around Lawndale are giving to the war effort md to those who are
making the real sacrifice for the preservation of our Homeland. Too,
I am confident'that nothing can give courage, and enthusiasm to our sol
diers, sailors, and marines better than a feeling on their part that the
home folks are really and earnestly doing what they can to hasten vic
tory nnd their return to their homes. You folks at Lawndale are doing
just that and I know that every one of our boys and girls in the service
has a feeling of pride and joy in the fact that this fine spirit of
loyalty prevails back hone, -.
All of us are anxious to see them return to this community and to
their former jobs and vocations, feeling and knowing that each of then
has done a great job in a great v;ay and* added glory to the history of our
I wish to congratulate you and your cp—workers in this fine work and
if I could, I would send greetings to all those who are in the service.
With best wishes, I am,
A. A. Powell
Shelby, North Carolina
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Hiss Mildred Eaker, of the Marinos, has been promoted from Private First Class
Mildred is really collecting those stripes in a hurry - At this rate, we’ll soon
bo congratulating her as Sergeant EakerJ l./iore power to you^ Mildred.
■ This is the only promotion we had to report this month, but wo believe there were
more,, among our boys’ and girls. Please notify us of your promotions, it makes us
proud-as-punch of you.
-Ji- -K- -Jt * -K-
MEViTS OF RECENT INDUCTEES
Royal Champion reported October 5th to the U, S. Naval Air Station in Jackson
Norris Costner reported to the Charlotte office, October 11th for induction in
to the Marines,
Both these boys volunteered for service and we would like to extend our best
wishes for a very successful career in the armed services,
"He serves his party best who serves his country best,"
Rutherford B, Hayes