tourists - his price was, a flat #3.00 per day and the customer furnish all equip
ment and his dinner. Matt gave all the tourists the idea that he v/as world.ng for
them, but the fishing trips usually ended by the tourists rowing the boat and Matt
showing them the fine art of fishing and st- the same time getting paid for the very
things that made him happy. This rather lengthy little story, illustrates my point,
that no matter in what manner'you elect to earn your living and in whatever way you
choose to find your happiness, that our American plan of govermient guarantees each
individual that rigLt.
Nov/, I want to tell you fellers, something about cur front cover, as you Icnow, this
is our Anniversary number. "Hott Off The Hoover Rail" is one year old this month,
so we picked one of Lawndale»s finest babies to be pictured as "Little.Miss Hoover
Rail." The winsome little Miss is Diane James, daughter of Private and Mrs,'David
James, Private James is stationed at Camp Stewart, Ga., and v/e have an idea, that
it will be a long time before he'll tire of this particular issue. She's a baby to
be proud of and the Hoover Rail v;ishes to thank little Diane and her Mother for their
, co-operation in bringing you this attractive front cover.
It seenxs each month, as if we have some very fine letters to call to your particu
lar attention, and this mont\i is no exception, ;ve feel honored in having with us in
our Anniversary issue,Honorable Clyde R. Hoey, former Governor of North Carolina,
also T.D. Kemp, Jr., of Charlotte, featured columx'J-st on the Charlotte Observer,
and last but not least, by any means, our fello;v-tov;nsmn of bygone years. Tod Cald
well of Shelby. \7e know that you-will enjoy them all very much.
In the cailing year, we shall always try to iraprove your little paper, and say sug
gestions that you fellers might offer would bee deeply appreciated. Sa shoot in any
ideas, you'd like to have us-use, and watch your paper grow, and keep your letters
rolling in. They help us in a big way.
Until next time Good Luck,Good fighting, and God Bless you all.
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Pfc. Jerry Caldv/ell has been given an honorable discharge from the Army after
serving a year, both in the States and overseas. Vfchaven't seen Jerry since his
return, but we all want to v/elcome him back and also extend to him our heartfelt
sympathy in the loss of his mother. Jerry, at the present time is staying with
his brother. Tod, in Shelby. A grand brother-teara.
IiOME-TQ'.VN BOY AVMED MEDAL ,
Pvt, Parker T. V/ray, sone of Mrs, Frank VJray, of Lawndale, Route #1, viho has be^*
serving overseas for seven months has been awarded the purple Heart, the ArmJ'*s'
medal for gallantry in action and given only to those who are wounded in battle,
Parker is at home nov/ for a rest, after seeing action in Sicily, Italy, and Salerno,
and has seen plenty of front line fighting. He was wounded in tlae legs by shropned
jind in one hand by a German Machine Gun.
Besides the Purple Heart, Parker wears a good conduct Ribbon and also a European
Campaign Ribbon. Only one other Cleveland County boy has v;on the P\irple Heart, the
late Hildred Canipe of Fallston. He was killed in action in Guadacanal,
The Hoover Rail Staff and his mny friends in Lawndale, extend warmest congratu-
Litions to Pvt, Parker T.Wray,