if RATION DEADLINES
MEATS—Red: Q5-S5, Mar 31; T -
X 5, Apr. 28; Y5-Z5 & A2-D2, June
3; E2-J2, June 30.
POODS—BIue: X5-Z5 «fc A2-82,
Mar. 31; C2-G2, Apr. 28; H2-M2,
June 2; N2-S2, June 30.
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Youngest Daughter of Britain’s Prime Minister, Junior ft tmnander
Mary Churehill of the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service sailed
from England recently to serve with a mixed anti-aircraft battery
in Belgium. Aboard the ship which took them across the channel
she drops in to say giiodnight to the girls of her battery.
Pvt. Wilson Beats
By Speedy Postal
W. A. Wilson, Jr., Prisoner Os
War Gains Much Inform
ation In Small Space.
Happiest parents this week-end in
Person wer p , Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Wnson. Sr., of Timberlake.
who at noon Saturday received a
Prisoner of War postcard from Ger
many from their son. Pvt. William
A. Wilscn, Jr., 20, previously report
ed as missing in action in Luxem
bourg. as of December 28. The card
was the first word the Wilsons had
received since that date and it beat
any further official notice from the
War Department, according to Mr.
Pvt. Wilson, a graduate of Helena
high school and an alumnus of
State College, mailed his card,
w’hich has both French and German
identification marks, January 16.
and on it he gives specific instruc
tions for the sending of food par
cels, instructions which, incidentally,
are right in line with suggestions
made by Miss Nancy Bullock, chair-
Snan. at Thursday night's session ol
the Red Cross division for those in
terested in helping men listed as
prisoners of war, or missing.
Pvt. Wilson, who crowds much in
formation on his card, says “I am
still okay and have high hopes of
getting home soon." He also says,
"Tell ‘Pec-Wee' (his seven year old
brother) and his Grandmother,
He also wants his mother to keep
his letters that may be returned
from Luxembourg, so he can read
them later (when he comes home).
"I am fine and full of fun”, he
says, adding, "All I can think of is
something to eat”, then follows his
list of what he wants his fo.lks to
send: Saccharine tablets, vitamin
pills, caramel candy, oatmeal cook
ies, relish, Georgia hash, pork and
beans, dehydrated foods, peanuts,
vanilla wafers and canned chicken”.
That last item, chicken, will not j
be hard for the Wilsons to manage, j
because Mr. Wilson, a rural mail
carrier at Helena, assisted with the
canning program there last year
and put up much chicken for his 1
own family. There is only one diffi- j
culty, the Wilsons are going to have :
to wait for an official permit for I
mailing Prisoner of War packages.;
which is expected if and when the '
official War Department notice that
Wilson. Jr., is a prisoner is received
But Mr. Wilson has already taken
steps about that, too, since he has
written to the War Department that
his son's card beat the Department's
own system for speed in coming
Miss Bullock, who had a table de
monstration of goods that can be
sent to prisoners of war, said that
a third meeting will be held next
month at the Court House for In
terested parents and relatives of
missing and prisoner of war men.
Additional feature at Thursday’s
session was the showing of a Red
Cross film dealing with the part the
Red Cross plays in aiding prisoners
Horse Show To
Be Moved Up
Two Featured Horses Describ
ed Many Entries Expected.
Date of the Roxboro Horse show,
■ sponsored here by tire Kiwanis club,
■ has been changed from Saturday,
j April 7 to Wednesday, April 4. to
1 avoid conflict with the High Point
■ horse show of Friday. April 6. ac
. I cording to announcement made here
i ; today. Easter Monday horse show i 3
•! to be in Asheville. April 2, and with
I ' the three shows coming so close to
■ jgether it is expected . .that the first
. ! annual Roxboro show will draw ,
II many horses and trainers as well as:
■ owners and spectator-fans.
"Sunrise Serenade", alias, "Son
■ 1 ny”, will be. featured in the Rox-
1 1 boro show'. "Sonny”, classified as
j a Tennessee Walker, the prized
beauty of R. M. OBriant, Jr.,
brought to Person County by T.
,R- Bennett. Sr., at 6 months, and I
has had rigid training in stables
! through here as a five gated saddle
! Registered with the TWHA, "Son
j ny" promises Ito be an outstanding
! feature of the meet for he not only
has an excellent record in regular
j lilies but has been taught to show
j“a pleasing personality by a noti
cable smile when complimented, by j
Not to be outdone by "Sonny", \
Trigger, Jr." of the O'Briant stables, i
will present his laurels in the show.
Trigger a Falameno and sex
j stallion will be featured in three ;
j classes. Registered with the PHBA j
I (Palemeno Horse Breeders of Amer- 1
lica), Trigger came to North Caro
i lina from the Hills Palameno Farm
j in Sellsville, Pa.
The Palamen is considered the j
j mest intelligent breed. Trigger, Jr. I
j had received noricable publicity
j throughout the Southern states for j
his grace and sturdiness.
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Jack Shotwell, Jr.,
Second Lieutenant Jack A.
Shotwell, Jr., 19, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Shotwell, of Roxboro,
received his silver wings as a Fly- ,
ing Officer and was commissioned j
a Second Lieutenant in the Army j
Air Forces yesterday at Columbus
Army Air Field, near Columbus,
Miss., where he was a member of
the 32nd class of aviation cadets.
A graduate of Roxboro high
school and an Eagle Scout, Lt.
Shotwell, began pilot training in
April 1944 and attended flying i
schools at Douglas, Ga., and Mont
gomery, Ala., before being sent to
Columbus. - 1
®h e Courier "Cimes
R. L. Clayton, j
Bushy Fork, In j
j Veteran Os Many Months Ini
Pacific, Brother Os Mrs.
Technician Fourth Class Robert I.
Clayton, 28, of Bushy Fork, son of j
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Clayton and ’
brother of Mrs. Ryland Wilburn,
veteran of 41 months of service with
the Fourth Marine division in the I
Pacific theatre and now at Iwo j
Jima, has received the Presidential |
i unit citation ribbon with a blue en- j
j amelled star for outstanding per- !
i formance in combat at Saipan and i
j Tinian, in the Marianas, according j
ito information received here this
] week by his family.
: He says he does not expect to be i
home for some time. Two brothers j
jin service are Pvt. David Frank |
! Claytcn, Camp Wheeler, Ga„ and I
| Cpl. Floyd A. Clayton, now in the
i European theatre.
The citation reads, in part: "For ;
outstanding preformance in combat;
during the seizure of the Japanese
: held islands of Saipan and Tinian i
in the Marianas from June 15, to ’
August 1. 1944; valiantly storming j
the mighty fortifications of Saipan !
an June 15, the Fourth division, re- I
inforced, blasted the stubborn de- j
tense of the enemy in an undeviat- j
ling advance over the perilously rugg
ed terrain. Unflinching, despite
heavy casualties, this gallant group
pursued the Japanese relentlessly 1
across the entire length of the is- I
land, pressing on against bitter op
position for twenty-five days to
crush all resistance in their zone of
"With bur a brief rest period in |
which to reorganize and reequip,;
the division hurled its full fighting j
powers against the dangerously j
beaches of Tinian on July 24. and
rapidly expanded the beachheads
for continued landing of troops, sup
plies and artillery. Unchecked by
cither natural obstacles or hostile
fire, these indomitable men spear
headed a merciless attack which
i swept Japanese forces before them
and ravaged all opposition within
eight days to add Tinian to our
record of conquests in these strate
gically vital islands".
Has Job With
Trucks In France
“Something new has been added!"
These words announce a repair
service for truckers hauling sup
plies to the U. S. Seventh Army j
front. Similar messages, worded in
catchy phrases and posted on trees j
and telephone poles, beckon drivers
! to stop at strategically located road- j
side shops where minor repairs are
made in a jiffy by men such as
Tech. Sgt. Bennie L. Bradsher, of
Hurdle Mills, who is among those
serving With the truckers' unit with !
the Sixth Army in France.
Operated by the veteran 3408th
Ordnance Company, these shop ac
cept any job that can be handled
in reasonable time, with special em
phasis on "first aid" to carbure
tors, ignition, gas lines and brakes.
An air pump at each of the repair
stations encourages proper infla
i tion of tires.
The 3408th is carried on the
books as a medium automotive
maintenance unit. As such it was
j activated in the fall of 1940, train- j
1 ing at Fort Bragg, and at Camp j
Blanding, Fla. Its members took I
their initial step on foreign soil
Nov. 18. 1942, at Casablanca. These
combat ordnancemen, during the
Tunisian campaign, made personel
deliverery of tanks and half-tracks
jto troops in the Kasserine area.
They landed shortly after D-day in
Sicily, Italy and Southern France.
I Two of the company's personnel j
have received Legion of Merit j
j awards. Six have received Pur
Miss Fisher To
Be At Olive Hill
Guest speaker at the meeting of '
the Olive Hill P.T.A. March 15th
at 8 o'clock will be Miss Julia Fish
er, whose subject will be "Social |
Hygiene". All parents are urged to j
Mrs. Lucy Pass Featherston. of
Academy street, prominent Roxboro
resident, who has been 111 at her
home for several months, is now
much improved and will be glad to
Quebec, Canada, was founded iri
HOME FIRST, ABROAD NEXT
Street And Fox
New Eagle Scouts
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PVT. W. A. WILSON, JR.
Claude T. Hall
Says Dairies To
Plans for the continuation of
Dairy Production payments through
tile last nine months of 1945 have
been announced by the War Pood
Administration Claude T. Hall,
Chairman. Person County AAA
I.Committee, said today.
■ "This announcement definitely
j extends the program for another 3-
j month period—through June 30,
1945,” and continuation of the
program after this date is neces- j
sarily conditional upon the approval
of Congress. The specific rates of j
payment after June 30 must also I
remain subject to later revision.” j
"Subject to these conditions,” Mr. j
Hall continued, "the rates of pay- j
ment of whole milk for April. May!
and June will be 55 cents per hun- j
dred weight; for July, August, and
September, 65 cents; for October,
November and December, 90 cents, j
The rate of payment on butterfat!
deliveries will be 10 cents per j
! pound, through September; in be- |
I tober through December. 16 cents
The AAA leader pointed out that I
under the proposed program, the
seasonal pattern of rates is adjusted !
so as to encourage more milk in j
j the fall and winter months when it
can be be more effectively utilized
j and will help to relieve seasonal j
j shortages. The scheduled program I
; will give dairy farmers about the
! same average rate of payment on
whole milk as in 1944 and a sub
stantially higher rate on butterfat;
j “This program came to the rescue !
of dairy farmers in October 1943,"
Mr. Hall explained, “when it was
realized that the difficulties under
which these producers were oper
ating were rapidly increasing—feed
prices rising and labor shortages
Lt. Dwight Gentry
Lt. Gentry, son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. B. Gentry of Roxboro, said to
day, “any American soldier wound-
ed in this war has nothing but ad
miration and respect for the Army
Nurse. Those girls on the battle
fronts are wonderful. They meet a
guy three hours out of the lines and
' while they wash his face they give
him the impression that they came
all the way from America just to
i wash his particular face. You know
how to appreciate that when you
realize these same nurses are often
; working 18 hours a day. They are
j soldiers from the word go."
He is a graduate of Allensville
i high school and E3on College. Be-
: fore entering the service he was em-
ployed by the Western Telephone
) Co., Greensboro.
■ /Uo+uj. *7<4e Waif, m |
David Brooks of the local bank is a hard man and I can prove
it by P. T. Whitt, Sr. The other day I went in the bank to renew
a note and pay the interest, nothing on the principle. However
I was pulling a bluff. I'told the banker that I could pay the note
if he wanted it paid at any time and he up and told me to pay it
then if I was that well off. That made me mad and since I couldn't
pay it anyway I Just had to tell him that I needed a little extension.
I really do not like these people who always call your bluff.
The moral to this might b« “Never offer to pay a note to David
Brooks unless you really are ready to pay it.”
Boyce Brooks. Chief
Speaker At Scout Din
! Pointing out that the two new
j Eagle Scouts who had that night
been advanced in rank, had in that
advancement shown a commendable
ability to climb towards new goals
of accomplishment in Scouting, the
Rev. J. Boyce Brooks of Roxboro
First Baptist church, chief speaker
at Friday's annual Father and Son
Scout Night at Hotel Roxboro. urg
ed each person in the group of more
than 240 to seek higher aims and to
climb, physically, mentally and spir- i
Second and final message for the j
Scouts here was delivered last night
in a special service held at Edgar
Long Memorial Methodist church,;
with the sermon by the Rev. W. C.
Martin, the pastor. Many Boy
j Sgouts of the Person District, to
j gether with parents and Scout lead
ers were present.
j Highlight of the Friday night
j dinner was awarding of Eagle badges
to Jimmy Street, son of Mr. and I
Mrs. Tom Street and grandson of 1
Mrs. Norman Street, and to Nathan
Fox. son of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Fox.
Mothers of the boys pinned the
badges on and were officially recog
nized as special guests by J. S. Mer- j
Impersonation of Adolf Hitler by
Jimmy Millican, Scoutmaster, who
| had a rope around his neck and was
full of gutteral apologies for present i
conditions in Germany, was an out
standing entertainment feature. Al
so appreciated was a guessing con
test concerned with identification of
United Nations flags. Loud booes
were heard when' Jap and Nazi
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| Roxboro, N. (\, A plane fell at .
the rear of the house of R. D.
■ Bumpass in North Roxboro. at ap
j panximatety 1:30 P. M. today
| At the tine this paper Went to
press it was not known Whether it
was an army plane or not. One
occupant was not injured. The
plane was reported to be badly
A later report indicated that the
; plane was an Army P-40 and that
Hie pilot made a forced landing
having given out of gas. The
plane crashed Into a large ditch
in a pasture.
j becoming a real headache."
He cited a recent report that re
vealed the currently increasing
prices of hay and labor shortages.
: "These conditions are still every
j day worries of the dairy farmers
and the continuation of dairy pay
ments will help milk producers cope
j with these handicaps, thereby, en
courage every possible effort to meet
j the increased 1945 milk production
j Hall urged all milk producers to
continue keeping accurate records
and assured them that they would
be notified relative to any addi- j
: tional information received by the
County Office concerning the
Dairy Production Payment Program.
, One of the most decorated com
! bat casualties to arrive at Finney
! General Hospital at Thomasviile. 1
! Ga., Is First Lt. Dwight L. Gentry,
j infantry officer from Roxboro. ac
-1 cording to announcement received
i here today.
! Including his Purple Heart plus
three oak leaf clusters in lieu of ad
j ditional Purple Heart Medals, Lt.
Gentry has nine decorations.
He has won the Bronze Star for
j "meritorious service in combat" on
four different occasions, and in ad
dition. has won the Silver Star l
medal, for "heroic action in com
Lt. Gentry fought through France,
( Belgium, Holland and Germany, j
I and Was injured in Germany near
Seirsdorf in November.
LOUIS M. DAY
S. Sgt. Louis M. (Red) Day, of
Roxboro, paratrooper and winner
of the Bronze Star in the Pacific
j area, is a son of Mrs. Nora Day, j
and a brother of Mrs. Jack Byrd,
of Durham. Formerly a resident
j here, he has tnree Roxboro aunts,
Mrs. W. R. Minor, .Mrs, W. 11.
Adair, and Mrs. Alex Spriggs.
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Two Women Os
j Six women from this section of
North Carolina including two from
Roxboro, decided recently that they
had been "left out" of America’s war
effort long enough, and that their
place was beside our wounded men
in Army general hospitals.
From Roanoke Rapids there is
; newly-enlisted WAC Private Min.
me Bowen Price, daughter of Mr.
; and Mrs. Isaac L. Bowen of P.t 1,!
Roanoke Rapids. Prior to herm-;
i listment she did clerical work at
the William R. David High School,
the school from which she wan
graduated. March 15 she reports
for active duty, leaving for F r . Og- ’
lethorpe, Ga., for basic training
Following basic and specialized hos
pital training, she will be assigned
to Battey General Hospital. Rome.
Two of tlie women, enlisted this
week at the Durham Army Recruit
ing Station, are Private Kathleen
Hargis of Roxboro and Private Ida
Mae Williams of Franklinton. Tne :
daughter of Mrs. Lonnie P. Hands
of Roxboro, Private Hargis 4ms :
four brother!; in service. She will
leave March 29 for Ft. Oglethorpe,
and after basic and hospital train
ing she will be assigned to Finney ;
General Hospital, Thomasviile. Ga.
Private Williams, who will also be
assigned to Finney General Hos
pital after her Army training, is
the daughter of Mrs, Maye Wil
liams of Rt. 1, Franklinton. Her
brother, Pfc. Thomas Elbert Wil
j liams, is now serving with the U.:
S. Army in France.
Leaving this week for Oglethorpe,
to begin her Army career is Psi- j
•j vate Lula G. Goswick of Rich
Square. For the past year site lias i
been a telephone operator in Rich
Square. Formerly she lived in
Ahoskie and Durham. She has!
three nephews in service, Pfc. Clar- i
mart Joyner of Rich Square and |
' Sgt. Everette E. Everette of Ports- j
mouth, Va.; now in Franco, and)
Cpl. C. W. Joyner, now at Shaw i
Field, S. C. After her completion
of basic and hospital training, j
Private Goswick will be assigned ;
to Stark General Hospital, Char
' leston, S. C. j
Two women from this pact of the
state, enlisted in February in the
Women's Army Corps, are now fak- !
ing basic training at Ft. Des Moines, |
1 lowa. They are Private Nellie Grey j
Moore of Henderson and Private j
Margie Evans Redd of Roxboro. I
' Pvt. Moore is the daughter of Mr.
and Ms. Larson M. Moore of 845
Lamb St., Henderson. By enlisting
! she joins four members of her fam
' ily in service. She has twin broth
; ers with the U. S. Army in France
and one brother with the U. S.
1 Navy in the Pacific. Her sister. Cpl.
j Lorraine Moore, has been in the
WAC for the past two years, sta
tioned at Ft. Myers, Ve. Her fath
j er wag with the Rainbow Division
: in the First World War.
Pvt. Redd was proud to join her
husband, Raleigh Redd, in service
He is in the Navy. She is the
daughter of Mrs. Willie R. Evans,
of Rt. 1. Nelson, Va. Both Privates
Redd and Moore will be assigned
to hospital work following their
NCEA To Meet
Person Chapter of the NCEA will
meet here Wednesday night at the
USO Service Cehter at eight o'clock,
with Helena and Mount Tirzah
members as hosts and hostesses.
To Enter Legion 9 s
Cpl. A. L. Davis
Has Praise In !
Roxboro Man Stationed In
Mariana's Does Good Job.
Corporal Arch L. Davis, of Rox
boro, is one of hundreds of enlisted
men at a huge Suiierfortress base
I in the Marianas whose diligent ef
forts have made it possible for the,
giant B-29 bombers of Major Gen
eral Curtis E. LeMay’s XXI Bomber
; Command to strike regularly at the
heart of Japan's war industry, ac
cording to a delayed report received !
today from the 21 Bomber Com
mand Headquarters in Guam,
i Corporal Davis is a clerk-typist in
a combat unit commanded by Brig
adier General Emmett O'Donnell,
Jr., who led the first B-29 striking
force from Saipan to bomb Tokyo's
aviation industry on November 24, ;
"The work of Corporal Davis and ’
his fellow soldiers is directly respon
sible lor the success of -the B-29s in j
bombing Japan's war industries," j
General O'Donnell said in congrat
ulating them. "These men realize:
their responsibilities in the pre
mission tasks of insuring the max- ,
imurn chance for safe return of the .j
i “Without tile spirit of teamwork
which has been exhibited by every
! man. our pioneering job. which is
j only beginning, could not have been
a success. They have given their
services fully and in complete dis
regard for personal comforts and
j pleasures in lieu of hard work and
An additional tribute has been
i paid Corporal Davis and the others
for their toil in constructing their
B-29 bases. They arrived last Aug
ust and September and, since avia
tion engineers were busy with the
high priority task of airstrip build
ing, they constructed homes for
themselves and for the aerial com
bat crews who arrived later.
Corporal Davis, whose parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis, live on
Route Two, Roxboro, was graduat
ed from the Allensville High School i
in 1941. He was employed by the j
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Com
pany prior to his entry into the
Army is April. 1943.
High School Glee
Club To Present
j The girl's glee club of Roxboro
high school will present the operetta
"Nifty Shop" Wednesday, March
14th. at ,2:15 o'clock p. m. in the
ihigh school auditorium.
Among those having leading parts
j are: Janice Rimmer, Mona Grachel
I Clayton. Janie Dickerson, Jacque- |
i line Abbitt, and June Woods,
j Featured on the program will be j
| a fashion parade sponsored by the ;
! A small admission fee will be !
|Pvt. C. T. Fox
Now At Home
| Pvt Charlie Thomas Fox. hus- I
band of Mrs. Aline Dixon Fox, of i
| Roxboro, and son of Mr. and Mrs.
| E. F. Fox, of Route I, Roxboro. who
lias been in Germany, but recently
returned to the United States for
treatment of a foot infection and
was stationed at Camp Carson hos
pital. Colorado Springs, Colo., is
now spending a twenty-eight day j
furlough here with his family.
Pvt. Fox, who has a young son.
Carl Fox. was with Richmond Fred
erick. right at his side, when Pfc.
Frederick, himself, was wounded.
Pfc. Frederick has since then been
returned to the States and is now
in a Memphis, Tenn. hospital.
Teachers from Roxboro and Per
son schools, one from each school,
arc in Greensboro this afternoon to
attend a conference on Visual Edu
cation at Greensboro high school.
The program was initiated Ui the
schools of Person and Roxboro last
Fall and la also being extensively
used in other public schools in the
0 Fatal Highway
IN PERSON COUNTY IN 1945
HELP KEEP IT THAT WAY
Elimination Planned For
Thursday. Two Prizes
At least five Roxboro high school
(students and possibly a number of
students from other schools in the
Person system are expected to par
ticipate Thursday in an elimination
contest for County winner of the
American Legion oratorical contest,
sponsored here by Lester Biackw’ell
Post No. 138 and for which two
twenty-five dollar War Bonds are
awards, according to Jerry L. Hes
ter, contest chairman and principal
of Roxboro high school.
Students already signed up to be
in the contest are: Nathan Fox,
George Wilson, W D. Fisher, R.
H. Shelton, Jr., and John Robert
Hester. Subject to be delivered is
"The Constitution in a Changing
World” and time and place will be
Thursday afternoon at 2:15 at Rox
boro high school. The Roxboro
high boys who are entering the con
test are being taught by Mrs. Mil
dred S. Nichols, coach in public
Mr. Hester said last night that all
school principals in Person Coun
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Has Full Job
Sjrt. Clyde Brooks Serves In
U. S. Hospital In England.
As a clerk in the receiving and
evacuation office of the 83rd Gener
al Hospital, of the United States
Army, in England. Sergeant Clyde
L. Brooks, of Roxboro. facilitates
the admission of wounded soldiers
by prompt and considerate action.
"Our every effort towards the in
! coming wounded soldier is to get
him in a ward as soon as possible”,
said Sgt. Brooks. "At the same time
we are conscious of the man's con
dition and do everything possible to
make him as comfortable as possible
until we have him in a bed ready
for the services of the Medical
Sgt. Brooks finds time to interest
himself in the Post Chapel. He was
active in the presentation of a
j Christmas program and is a mem
| ber of the choir.
| Son of Mrs. Margaret L. Brooks,
| also of Roxboro, he graduated from
i Roxboro High School in 1942, and
before entering the Army was an
j employee of the Clayton and Stew
j art Grocery Company, Roxboro.
! Rev. Boyce Brooks
jHas Two Jobs
The Rev. J. Boyce Brooks, pas
tor of Roxboro First Baptist church,
is carrying on two departments of
work in Roxboro high school form
erly under supervision of the Rev.
Rufus J. Womble, Episcopal min
ister, now of Richmond, Va., accord
ing to J. L. Hester, district super
vising principal and head of Rox
i boro high school.
j The two jobs are, the teaching of
Bible and the coaching of baseball.
1 Person Man In
i Luzon Fighting
Pvt. Ralph H. Gravitt. of Rox
i boro, was in the initial landing on
i Luzon, Philippine Islands with the
j XIV Army Corys, commanded by
Major General O. W. Griswold, who
; has directed all the Army's fight
ing in the Solomon Islands and is
now in the fourth campaign of
this war. Private Gravitt is a mem
ber of Combat Engineer Unit and
has served more than 28 months
Closer To Goal
$4,323.43 in the Red Cross goat
has been officially reported as of
today. Including sums from two
schools, $143, from Bushy Fork,
and $282.55, from Mount Tirxah.
Quota is $8,900. Downtown em
phasis in the drive Is being fur
nished by window displays in va
rous stores, at least five or six,
and one of the most complete ex
hibits is that of the Junior Red
Cross, Mrs. Logan H. Umstead,
chairman, in which handicraft
articles, including woodwork,
scrapbooks and knitting done hr
Person children and young people
for the soldiers are shown. All tut
two schools are participating tn
the program and even those two
be cafe# •« to ,pmW