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It is an honor and a great privilege to bring to
you boys this month an inspiring letter from Colonel
J. V/. Harrelsbn. Lawndale is indeed, proud to claim
Colonel Harrelson as a native son. Vio are grateful
that he found time from his full-time job as an Active
Colonel in'the Army, to write this splendid message to
all readers of The Hoover Rail.
My dear Mrs. Osborne: ■
Any one who is on your mailing list for HOT OFF THE HOOVER R/iIL
is most fortunate. THE HOOVER R/JL is newsy andjdll, in my opinion,
make a fine contribution to "homo" stability during the war.
As I read your publication my mind drifts pleasantly back many
years. The names that make novis in ycur paper ai^ the names of sons
and daug'hters whose fathers were boys with me some time ago. At some
places in those well prepared articles are the names of persons whose
fathers worked beside me in the mill or the packing plant. At other
places arc names of those whose fathers and mothers were school boys
and girls v;ith me at old Piedmont.
All of these names are delightful renewals of old acquaintances.
The mention of the Rollinses brings back memories. The oldest Rollins
boy, Clarence, v;as my closest friend. Unfortunately typhoid cause his
death at about the ago of sixteen. V/ill Rollins, the minister, was the
second son. His story of hov; he got through Trinity College (now Duke
University) is most thrilling. Since hearing his story I have never
had any sympathy for any boy who srld he could not go to college due to
lack of funds. Tlio Rollins fardly is most unusual. None, with the ex
ception of V/ill, I believe, ever v^rent to collegej yet they are better
educated than one half the country's colleg'c graduates.
"The Salute of the Month" to Mr, Tom Richards \vas very appropriate.
In my boyhood days he inspired me to be a "mill man", I enrolled in
textiles \vith the International Correspondence School, completed the
course and got a diploma before going to college. Today I prize that
diploma very highly.
Consciously or unconscicusly a young fellow is influenced by one
or more persons, I could be£ln \vith my father and mother and name a
long list. Since this is a home commmity note only tv/o will be nrjned.
These arc Major Henry Franklin Schenck and Professor William David Bums.
Hajor Schenck had done things, as his military title and his civic
position, as President of the Cleveland Cotton Mills, indicated. His
ability and appearance wore always impressive and st3jnulating.
The inspiration from Professor Burns in my case vjas the experience
of hundreds of others. It would be out of place to herein recount the
fine qualities of this exceptional educational character. His spirit
still roaras about the Piedmont hill..
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