n.hattecl with Junior a bit nnd he seems in fine fettle and very happy to be back in
l.he good ole U.S.A. He v/ill be at the Carnp Butner, N, C, hospital for a while now
receiving further treatment.
Lt, Frederick Maness, son of Mrsi John Schenck Sr, has returned to Enid, Okla.,
after an emergency furlough due to Mr, Schenck*s death on March 4th. 'Lt, Maness is a
bomloer pilot instructor at Enid and since he*s such a handsome fellow, its probably a
good thing his pupils are all boys,
Sgt, Harry Philbeck, brother of Mrs. John Fr.^Jicis Carpenter spent a 15 day fur
lough with his parcntsjin Shelby this past month, Harry is also a returnee from over—
seas, and v/as he happy to get home - whaddya* think? He has returned nov; to Rome,'Ga,
where he will bo hospitalized for a short while, Harry is sorta* the bashful type,
for the first 12 days'of his furlough, he just played around, but no girls - but oh
those last three'days, he really gave a certain young Lady a whirlwind courtship,
Gooder luck, Sgt,
Pfc, Durham Grigg, Mrs. Grigg and young son, Drjiny, have been visiting Durham's
folks, recently. Little Danny was a year old on'March 17th, a very, very "foine" day
according to the Irish, "Faith and begorra" Dan, I'm "shurprisd" yoi^r Moms and Pop-
didn*t name'you "Patrick". At any rate, Danny is a darling, a embryo heart-breaker,
if you don*t believe'me, ask "Aunt Inez"’Hord, At the expiration of his 16 day fur
lough Durham will return to Sebring, Fla, and the Mrs,and ycung Dan will go to Blacks
burg, S. C,, virtiei’e they make their home,
S/S(t, George Hart, Jr, arrived in Lawndale, Tuesday, March 13th for a 21'day
furlough, George completed 50 missions on February 2j;id, He was based in.Italy with
the 15th Air Force - serving as turret nose ^;unner, on a 3-2/^, Mr, and Mrs, Hart are
two happy people, if I know That the word happy means and I think I do, and vdio can
blamo them, they hadn't seen George since he was inducted in Juno 1943, Of course,
George vdll be- commuting between York, S. C, ("Yav/k" to you) and Lawndale as his curr
ent heart-throb is a gorgeous looking little blonde down there, . '
Pvt. Bill Walker is spending a I5 day furlough with his folks near Caisar, Bill
worked for CM&P Co, a short time prior to his induction in the Amy, during his summer
vacations from Gardner-Vfebb College, Bill says the Infantry'is tough, but he oan take
it - he has been stationed at Ft, McClellan, Ala, but at the end of his furlough re
ports to Ft, Meade, Md,
Pfc, Jimmy Osborne has returned to his base at Greenville,'S, C, after spending
an 18 day furlou£^ in Lavmdale and'points north. He spent a week in New York'City
and a couple of days in Greensboro, N. C, as ustxal Jimy had a v;onderful time, for
some reason or other he spent hours'and hours at^ the Shelby Hospital and adjacent
territory - nurses - well, coiild be, .
Boys, if you*re home on furlouf^’and your'naflne doesn’t appear'in the "Home-on-
Furlough" news, please don't blame us, V/e want’to publish the good news about each
one of you when you're lucky enough to get home, .but after all we don't get to see
all of you while you're here and we don't happen to hear about it either, so you see'
your name g-ets omitted. Don't lot that happen to you, come in the office and see us,
or if you crn't'do thatl- tell your Moms or Dad to let us know, Don*t forget, we'll be
looking for you, '
Cpl,: "Heard that Hitler:is sick,
IThat ails him?"
Sr-t,: "I giiess it's’too much 'Pat
New GI version of a popular song: "Praise
the Lord, the ammunition passed me,"
Nippon can nov; be referred to as the 2and
of the writhing sun.