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HOIIE ON FURLOUGH
Captain Bill Eaker was in tiown for a brief stay, on his vjay to attend the annual
llethodist Conference in Statesville. Bill is stationed at Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
and v?ill return there the latter part of this week. Bill has gained considerably
■md now boasts of 175 lbs. You knov; he used to be very slender. Maybe its the
Rollins coming out in him (Remember the letter his Dad wrote awhile back about
all the Rollins girls groYJing up so big - well. Bill's Mom is- a Rollins)
Lt. Bob Forney spent a recent week-end with his family. • Bob is now stationed at
Maxton, N.C. and says North Carolina looks plenty good to him after California
Broadus Beam of Camp Le Jeune, Nev; River, N.C, has been home a coupla’ week-ends
this past month - ilnother luclsy boy, to be so close home,
Robey Brackett, who has just completed his boot-training at Bainbridge, lid,, has
been spending a 10-day furlough with his wife and other merabors of his family.
Roboy v;ill return to Bainbridge to bo assigned to active duty.
Cpl. Forest Canipe of Fort Bragg, N.C., his wife and baby spent a short time here
recently’-, vdth Ur, and Mrs, John Canipe. Miss Mary Canipe accompanied them to their
former homo at Valdose for a weeks visit.
Aviation Cadet G,W, Clay, Jr., is hero for a 5-day visit with his parents. Rev. £:
Mrs, G,V/, Claj'’. "G" is stationed at Laxiibert Field, St. Louis, Mo., and will return
there for further orders, sending him to some base for Advanc ed Flying. Elsewhere
in this issue,you will see the announcement of G,V/,'s engagement to Miss Frances
Jones of Shelby - believe you me, "G" is the smiling young man these days and can
hardly wait until ho receives his \7INGS. "G" had a date vdth Francos the other nite
and in some manner (?) got face powder on the shoulder of his blue coat, and my how
powder docs shov; on those Navy outfits - ’.veil, anyway, his kid brother, Fletcher,
was admiringly trying to assist "G" with his dressing next morning when he spied
that white dusty smudge on his shoulder and he said, "Good-night,"G," what is that
stuff on your shoulder, "HOG FEED?" (/vnd Fletcher was dead-serious too).
PVt, Andy Pritchard of Camp Sutton, K.C., was at home last week-end ajid attended
Sunday School, Sunday morning. Everyone was glad to see him, and, for that matter,
wc are always glad ,to see the service boys there anytime they’re home,
Pfc. Charley Wease, Jr., is spending a 20-day furlough vdth his parents, Mr. and
Mrs, Charley Wease. Charley is plenty thrilled to be home as this is his first
furlough in 21 months. He has been stationed in Bermuda, for the past 18 months,
and is enjoying being back in the States once more, ilfter his furlough, he will
return to Fort Bliss, Texas,
Mr, and Mrs. John F, Schenck, Sr., Mrs. Jim Osborne and Idir. Fitz Rollins attended
the annual Methodist Conference of V/estern North Carolina, at Statesville, on
Thursday, October 21st. It •./as truly an inspiring sight to see that crowd - 1000
men and women, by far the greater majority were men,' assembled to hear the splendid
ser mon delivered by Rev, Chappells of Jackson, iliss, Ti:e appointments vdll be
read tomorrow and v/e're -J.1 hoping that Rev. Clay willbe returned to this church.
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