L I 1 U 1 -t. ■ V t L. VV l)
A most pleasant visit from
Ensign Curtis Sprague' and
hie very pretty wife.(Cur
tis had misfortune to lose
his fine father recently).
Flying a Ventura bomber in
the Pacific, Curtis looks
swell, and enjoying his,
work. Both he' and ' wife
paid nice- compliment to
our service paper.
' /V f
Artist Alice was some tick
led to let us knov; of hub
by, Wilbur's, promotion to
Sgt. He is, .or was, in &er
many and I have read some
of his rare comments back
to, friends. A swell sense
of humor this guy has, and
ability along with it. He.
held an official position
wiiih Runnymede Hosiery Mi
lls before entering.'the
S/ST. R, Mills on 10 day
furlough from Charleston
iairbase- drops in for cliat.
bit. He has worn out
surprised to find baby -
"Does your cigarette taste
differently lately? "G-ene
Simmons pays us that long t > >
awaited visit, we quote;
''Saw old Herman Creech- Hasn't changed a
his wallet showing' picture of baby, I v;as
looks like Minnie Lou after what Herrtan said. Saw old Irvin Guill
asked about his plcthing arm. He says it's 0. K. for “pitchlng-
wo'o". Dick Havens same ’ old Dick- mustache and all. Tom Page do
ing great job- saw him. Looked for "Pea Ray" Lewis. Understand
he Was'busy. "Bud" Shook looks good.' Did brilliant job. HFN do
ing wonderful Job. Boys really appreciate it."
We have ;seen miichf of Capt,. Geneand are truly proud of him and his-'
record made with the famed 1^5th heavy bomber outfit in Italy. Haza
rdous missions too, numberous / to mention, have ,slowed old G-ene dovm
a bit but there is lotsof pep there yet. He proudly exjiiblts sever
al combat medals and was on the first historic fli^t mission to
Russia. A ladies man or note, he has reached, the end of this par-
ticylaJ^* career, for on April 11th at Evanston, 111, Gene marries
Miss Inez Brown of Idaho.
I recently telepjjoned pretty Ruby Hudson, at home from the
sity, to /consult her doctor, and learned she was enroute
Hospital for a major operation. Believe you me, she was so
and cheerful I could hardly believe what she 'was in for,
this 1b written, she has Buccessfully passed the crisis and is on
the road back to health,. And do we all remember the great sv;im-
ralng performances she staged at our pool. Natiqnal attentioniias
attracted and Ruby Journeyed to Washington to continue her great
perfoj’manoes. Had she chosen to, she; could have made quite a name
in the aquatic ^ vrorld. But she elected to conjplere her college
education. HFN'/caya, "Cherrio, Ruby, and -long may you be a champ".
J. B. Johnson, C.B.H. , arrives home after two years in the pacific
Ha has spent the past several months in hospital.and is on 30 day
:convalesoent, l^ave from Naval Hospital At ’ PortsiAouth. - "Fats"
brougi^t' .along nuraVsi-ous^ Jap grenades and mortar shells and ' 100
ox more pictureES of. action, etc., in the Pacific. '. Hli
, , descriptions
of the ' various islands lie has visited are'about, as good as we have
since . March, 19^2, "Fats" says he has enough
had. In the service
Miss Athlea Boone, with' the County Government, presented Miss Ara-
coell Gonzalves Moreno of South American in this county on School
wctension .Service. Most attractive- talking mostly 'with her eyes
etc. Still'unable to master English, her lingo was awfully cute.
Vernon Whitley, EM2/C, flew in from Bermuda after. 1^ mos. there
3ayo enroute to Rhode Island and doesn't know where from there ,
but has plenty of "the rock",. Says four days tq- -Bermuda by boat
and three hours returning by plane, toi New York City. 'Vernon with
the Seebees, a fine chap. Formerl^' workedfor Town in electric
Capt,.David Gatlin blew into our airport Sunday,' the 15th . flying
an array' A, T. 6, 600 H, P, fast 'stepping baby, David is an ’■in
structor in S. C,, and flew up'to visit his parents a few hours.