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Or ThJn ;V\OMTrJ
As-jrou .know, for the past twe
lve year's I have been helping you.-
your’ families and neighbors get to
and from the County scat and have
•had very little tiiae in iyhich to
become an .expert letter writer.
N-ievertheless,.' I airi indeed grateful
to the - editor of the ."Hoover Rail"
for this privilege',and opportunity
to write a few' linos as father of
the mohth, , ‘
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I J ]
As I think of the days gone
by it seems but such a short time that many of you v/ere just kids, going to school,
standing arourid the.stores, .riding my bus to Shelby to take in a movie or see the
sights';-' and often sitting in a session down by the old "Hoover Rail", I can see oth
ers of you, as you'came and:Vjent to and from your work, often stopping to form a
group :m which you discussed the events of the day, or who was going to win the pen
nant- ill ‘baseball-^ or the world series. Now you are out there really doing a man' job
perforriiing tasks, the like of which the world has never seen before,
Vfo;'ill cah'.t fight, but we .back home,.are t'rying tc do our part so that you fell-
, ot;s ‘ivili havfe the best' and most of everything, nQcessaiy fo win'this war, I-n the end
ti"iis '£’igfiiitic conflict will be settled ->• not by vjeapons of war, but by what is in'
.the hearts of ra.en and women — not only bjr-grit., but by grace'. Force alone, fails,
'even'when it'-^wins,-. -'r.j,;.: ^
y - '
• Our enemies have “the ^men aid ,an abundojrwe'c,f. vveapohs. too, but v/e have something
bigger to -liTkr and die for,; Jmd:;that, is.y^hat count’g,. .We knoy/ that ' we can count on
you to help make this a bettor world in which to'live, ' We trust‘that we back home
v/on»t let you down!in. failing;to do our part; -Permf^neftt'peace won't come through the
efforts of the individual, nor ;^he army as a ifihole, 'but by the everlasting teom—work
of 6very blooniA' soul, ; '... '
• '• We'triist/andf-pray. that it ..won’t be very long now until you-fellows will be'cocv-
ing hoitie:"with, a' grand f.nd /glorious,victory. .j.'Pfe are anxiously v/aitihg for that day,
and until then we’ll say so long, ' * ' ’
i'„! ■■ • ;• . ; Yours'for 'Victory soon, ■
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