Geo, H. Hart
Since I last wrote you thingr
have been happening so fast that
it is almost impossible, some of
them making our hearts glad'whilo
the others make us very sad. We
have lost another of our fine
boys since our last issuej and me
honor him vdth this issue, and he
i has been joined by our Commander-
in-' Chief, whose death has caused
the v/orld to bow in grief. It
seems strange that he should be
tfiken at this time just Tvhen it
seemed that the wonderful plans
he had thought out for the peace
of the world were about to be ful~
filled, but God knows best, and we bovf in humble submission, knowing
that you boys, and the one in authority at home, will carry on as he
v;ould have us do, ‘ and we wil3. continue to fight for him and the princi~
pies he advocated.
We wish you could sec the old home town now as it is beautiful with its flowers
and trees, and the warm sun is making every one think of that Victory garden, one of
our efforts to help you boys win the wai'. Some planted early'but the cold snap of
last week killed practically all:the vegetables which were up, and lots of the fruit
but wo hope that we have some left.
It seems that more and more twine is needed for the prosecution of the war, and
we are giving the armed services c^ry pound we can possibly make, and will continue
to do so until victory is achieved,
Mr, John F, Schcnck, Jr, takes his father’s place as president of the company,
which assures its being run on the same high plane as in the past, and we will all
give him every support in his efforts to carry on his father's work,
V/e become more and m.oi’e thrilled each day over the war news but know there is
some hard fighting ahead of us so are not relaxing our efforts but trying to increase
them in, order to shorten'the ivar as much as possible, and v;e hope you will be able
to continue the good work, for, if you do, vie will soon have only one front on v/hich
to fi^t, and when wo can give the Japs our undivided attention, they will feel tho
full weight of our power, which vdll be hard to take. If we can do such a wonderful
job on two fronts we know that ive can do three times that‘well on'one.
We were so sorry to hear that Foy Southards had been wounded, but are so happy
to learn that he is recovering satisfactorily, and we trust he virill continue to ira.-
prove. He has our very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
Several boys have been home this month, and we are so glad to see them. They
all look fine, and seemed to have that old spirit which is so characteristic of the
American soldier, the spirit to carry on to the end regardless of how distasteful the
job may be to them, and this makes you the yery best soldiers in the \7orld,
V/e have received some' mightj’^ interesting letters from the boys and are wondering
if YOU were among them. We hope so, but if not, we trust you will write us as the
letters from the boys is our best feature and wo wish to k6ep it that way,
HiE BOYS are taking advantage of the warm vreather to go fishing, and we hoar ‘
some wonderful tales of the catches they make, but we have not seen'one fish so far.
They have been having some great sport but the season is closed now, so judge we will
not hear any more TAIJj TALES until it opens again in June, A checker tournament is
also in the making so v^e do have some recreation from our work.
Good luck and good going to all of you, and may the time soon come when we can
all sit on the Hoover Rail again and listen to your experiences.
Geo, H. Hart,