M2V/S FROM THE rROMT Dear Jim: I am sorry that I have not v/ritten be fore no;v but I couldn*t, I can't say why for the censor would^nt like it but now that I can write you I want to tell you how much I enjoy the paper, I think it is the best thing that you all could do for the boys in the service for I know that they are all like me, anxious to hear all they can from back home and most of all to Imow where some of our buddies are, and Jim, there is nothing that could ever pep me up as much as the ."Hoover Rail” does. When I get doivn in the dumps I get out ray "Hoover Rail" and’ start reading,' I bet I have read the tv/o, I have gotten, at least six or ci^t times, a picce. So when the months roll around, please don’t forget me for I■ will be looking forv/ard to getting each issue, and Jim did I go straight up when I saw all the girls pictures, to think I had to write my votes on a piece of paper and mail them to you when the last one they had I was there in person to do my voting, and '"I I mad because my girl’s picture was not on the page. No I am just teasing about bhe picture for I have two of her with me, so I know how she looks, without her pict ure being in'the group. Here’s best of wishes to the "Hooverrilail" staff and keep the ^;ood work up. My address is still the same as before, John F, Wease, S.2/c o/o Fleet Postmaster •)'c ■J5- Hello Folks! How’s the wheels of time rolling up around Lawndale? Sure dp hope everybody is feeling swell these cool nights. Down in Mississippi its cool enough to sleep under a blrnlcet at night. Then in the dayt^e you’d feel fine in the old swiiming hole. Well, we don’t kick. Its o,k, with us fellows down here. Sure am sorry I failed to give you all my new address, I have missed getting the "Hoover R;\il", the first of the month, I was transferred over to the pill rolling house a while back. Still in the spjne camp, but have a different address, I decided I’d better lot you know where I Wv*is at once. That "Hoover Rail" is too big and fine for me to miss getting, I just got the August paper a few days ago. It finally cau ght up 7?ith me. I’m hoping I can get this letter to you in time to enter my vote in the pretty gal contest, TTd have so many heart-breakers up there, it was hard for me to decide vjhich one to vote for. At last I made up my mind, Hope they all win I I’m sure it vail be a hot race. The votes will come from so mr.ny places. Anyway, I’m looking forward to seeing "Miss Lav;ndale", Well, I can’t say there is much going on around here of interest to you folksy Wc are all doing our best to help back the attack, V/o can’t all be over there, neither can v;e all be here. Wc have to have a chain that reaches all around. As it happens, I’m still at Van Dom. I’m trying awful hard to help in this great cauw*5e all I can. Tl'cn we can all return to the land v;e love, and friends and loved ones v/e left behind, I can see you all are still with us. Just the kind of people old North Carolina is proud of. G?he "Hoover Rail" hasn’t been beat yet in a paper from home, Boyl It is a swell paper to have reach cut to each of us every month. That shows that you all are vdth us a hundred per cent. That is a great help to us who are away, (Continued on next page)

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