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a ^MAL R-326 ALL DEPTS. THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1945 SECTION B—PAGE I Memorial Services Held For Pfc. Thomas H. Cooke Memorial services for Pfc. Thom as H. Cooke, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Cooke, 915 Jack street, and five other members of the 105th Medical Battalion, who gave their lives for their country, were held on Wednesday, June 20. i Young Cooke was wounded in p action in the European theatre of operations and died as a result on July 24, 1944. His parents have been awarded the Purple Heart and certificate from Henry L. Stimson, secretary of war. The order of the service was as ^/lows: Musica presentation. Invocation. Reading of the Scriptures—the Psalms and New Testament. Musical presentation. Words of memorial by Chaplain Richard A. Resser. Reading of the roster of names of those in the l(f5th Medical Bat talion who lost their lives during Operations of the U. S. Atmy in European theatre of operations. Prayers of memorial. Taps. Benediction. Jones Given Bronze Star With the Dixie Division in Min danao—(Special) — Staff Sergeant Willie L. Jones of Roanoke Rapids, N. C., is a battalion operations ser geant in this 31st Infantry Divis ion, but when his outfit got in a tight spot along the Sayre High way last May 10, Willie took on another job—and has now won the Bronze Star Medal for heroism in combat as a result. Sergeant Jones went into action wf.3n the light machine-gun sec i-jjbn of a company which was pinned down by Japanese fire ran out of ammunition. Disregarding his own safety, he crawled forward under heavy machine-gun and sniper fire to carry the critical ammo to the gun position. That job done, the husband of Mrs. Margie B. Jones of 907 Franklin Street, assisted in moving some of the seriously, wounded back to the battalion aid station. Philippines. Private First Class Horne came overseas in October 1943 and joined the 43rd “Winged Victory” Div ision in New Zealand. During 32 months overseas, the 43rd has par ticipated in four campaigns; Gua dalcanal, Northern Solomons, New Guinea and Luzon. WELDON NEWS Mrs. Hugh Mosley has returned from a visit to New York. Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Tilghman and family are spending some time at -Virginia Beach. Mrs. N. S. Barnes is visiting in Waverly, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Hamell are spending several days in Norfolk and at Virginia Beach. Mrs. J. T. Benn and Dan Benn spent a few days in Portsmouth. Mrs. C. R. Emry has returned from a visit to Oregon. Miss Frances Oaks has returned home from several weeks visit to Georgia and Florida. Mrs. Rod Watts and George and Whit Joyner have returned from Suffolk. Mrs. Mary Rabil is a patient in Roanoke Rapids Hospital. Ernie was surprised to find that many Marines can’t ride a horse, but look now, many calvarymen can’t row a boat. Seaboard Gives Morton New Job Elevation of Charles I. Morton to the position of Superintendent Station Operations for the Sea board Air Line Railway has been announced by C. H. Sauls, Assist ant General Manager of the road. Morton’s headquarters will con ^pue to be in Jacksonville, Fla. A native of Wilmington, N. C., Morton has been connected with rail transportation for thirty years the last twenty-five of which have been with the Seaboard. Starting his Seaboard caieer as a clerk in the city of his birth, he has ad vanced through numerous operat ing assignments and, immediately prior to his present promotion, was Assistant Superintendent of the fwaboard’s North Florida Division. Morton’s new duties involve sys tem-wide jurisdiction over agency operations on the railroad and constitute part of a continuing program for improvement of the line’s services to the public. Combat Badge Is Awarded Horne AWith the 43rd Infantry (Winged victory) Division on Luzon, P. I.— Private First Class Hugh J. Horne, Jr., son of Hugh J. Horne, Sr., Roanoke Rapids, N, C., has been awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for exemplary conduct dis played while in combat against the Japanese on Luzon Island in the • # Greeted by Girls Alter Crash Landing ' . ^°¥MEWRERE ™ THE PHILIPPINES (Delayed) —Lieu ten - ant John W. James of Vallejo, Cal., First Marine Air Wing fighter pilot, couldn’t believe <1% his eyes when he was brought ashore after making a water landing in his disabled Cor y ( sair. There, standing on the dock, |fT| were four of the most beauti j \J ful girls he had ever seen. He wondered if he had , ... bumped his head against the instrument panel when he landed, but the sight refused to fade. As he came ashore, the girls walked by and gave him win some smiles. ' Then he learned that the girls were members of "Hellzapep Pm ReV!T’” a HSO camp show, which was staged for men „ stationed here, according to Sergeant Walter F. Mackie, a Ma rine Corps combat correspondent. worker assisted the family in get ting Social Security monthly pay ments on which they have since lived. Associated Charities helped, with food for a few weeks until this income was established. The wife, although in poor health herself, has earned a little extra money by sewing at her home for neighbors. Their Social Security check amounting to about thirty dollars a month, is their only regu lar means of support. Recently, the man’s condition be came much worse and it was neces sary that he have expensive medi cines which the family could not afford to buy. His illness has pre vented the wife from doing any sewing for several weeks, there fore a request was made for help With medicine from Associated Charities. This help was given and greatly appreciated. Attends 7th War Loan Bond Rally Mrs. Vera Wilkinson, has return ed after an extended visit in Wash ington, D. C., and Greenbelt, Md.* with her daughter, Maeallen, and her sisters, Mrs. J. D. Collins and Mrs. Owen Tutor. While in Wash ington Mrs. Wilkinson attended the great Seventh War Loan Bond rally, held at the Coast Guard Dock, featuring U-505, first Ger man submarine to be captured by the American forces, in the Europea theatre of operations. All guests were guided through the subma rine, and given detailed information as to it’s maintenance, and opera tions. Admission Was the purchase of War Bonds only. Some are born prudent and timid; others have guilty secrets,, i others become capitalists. REPORT OF ASSOCIATED CHARITIES The following is a general report of the case work done by Associat ed Charities during the month of June, -945. Associated Charities is supported by Community Chest funds: Number cases applying _10 Number cases accepted _10 Number new cases _None Number old cases _10 Number cases reopened___6 Number cases to be closed_5 Disposition of cases Accepted : * Sickness_7 Halifax County cases given supplementary help: _3 Food _2 Shoes _1 General Report: Number office interviews_18 Number home visits_10 Number telephone calls to references and interested persons ____12 * One case of sickness helped by Associated Charities during the month of June is that of an elderly man, over sixty-five years of age, who has been unable to work due to ill health since January, 1944. The Associated Charities rendered as sistance to this family, which in cludes the man, his wife and a fif teen-year-old daughter, during Aug ust, 1944. The man and his family had managed to live on their sav ings from January until August and help was then requested. After con j tacting the family doctor and learn ing that man, in all probability, would nfever work again, the case Une perm’ a Paris...Have a Coca-Cola " ( PARIS LEAVE ) ... Yank friendliness at Eiffel Tower It’s natural for a Yank soldier to share his home ways. The invitation Have a Coke is a symbol of his friendliness. It says We wish you well in a way as American as baseball. Wherever you hear Have a Coke, you hear the voice of America... inviting you to the pause that refreshes,—a symbol of good will everywhere. • OTTIEB UNOCt AUTHORITY OP THE COCA-COIA COMPANY SY WELDON COCA-COLA BOTTLING WORKS, Inc. .O IMS ifct C-C • ■ ' . , . .