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 and Nebreska. 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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