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News Exchange Column For Coolidge Men In The Armed Forces SGT. ORLEN T. SIMMONS, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Simmons, has b*»en promoted to the rank of 'Staff Sergeant according to Col. Donald B. Phillips, his commanding officer at the Marfa Army Air Fields’s Advanced Twin - Engine Pilot School. The Pilot School is lo cated in the heart of the Big Bend country of West Texas, 60 miles from the Rio Grande. Sgt. Sim mons is a graduate of the high school at Quitogue, Texas. Prior to entering the Army in 1941, he was employed here. LUDD PAYNE, S 2/c, attending a boiler maker’s school at San Diego, writes that he was delight ed to receive the Christmas Greeting Edition for Coolidge ser vice men and was amazed to find that so many of the boys from home had entered serevice. He didn't realize there "were so many of 'em in Coolidge.” Payne lived here for several years before he enlisted. July 23rd, of this year. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Payne, have since movede to Tuc son. PVT. JEFF DAVIS left Sunday for Camp Hale. Colorado, after a 16 day furlough spent visiting his parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Davis. He did not know until he got here that Pvt. Theodore Smith, son of Seed Barley Seed Oats ALFALFA SEED All Types of Poultry Feed ALL AGE MASH LAYING MASH GROWING MASH Poultry Supplies Garden Seeds v Fertilizer CAPITAL Fuel, Feed & Seed Co. Phene 8 ill,. -\jaaJKlL... MAYBE THE OLD DAYS WERE BEST But who would want to go back to them? None of us. Even though we have to contend with gas oline rationing and shortage of rubber, we prefer modern conditions. And modern methods, such as speedy practical tire recapping service that makes worn tires al most as good as new. Bring Those Tires In And Have Them Repaired For That Christmas Trip! Coolidge Auto Supply Co. J. C. JAYNE, Prop. 109 S. Arizona Blvd. Telephone 47 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith, was also at Camp Hale and is “sure going to look him up” when he gets back. Both boys received their initial training in California and are finding the snow-blanket ed camp in the Colorado moun tains, where they are being condi tioned for the ski troops, "mightyy cold.” Davis received his Christ mas Edition for Coolidge service men before he left camp and thought it was a fine gift. ”1 left it at camp for some of my friends to look over,” he said; “because they recognized some fellows in it that they had trained with —the Harrell boys (Lon and Phil) and some others. All the fellows wanted to see it.” Young Davis has twin brothers in the service, Cpl. Raymond Davis, overseas and Pvt. Rayburn Davis. pvt. wesley mcintyre, marine corps, returned to San D:- ego, California, Saturday after a 72 hour furlough during which he visited his family and other Cool idge relatives. He stopped in at the Examiner to express his appre ciation for the paper and say how much he had enjoyed receiving the Christmas Edition. SGT. ALFRED DOVE and his bride of a week arrived Saturday from Washington to visit his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Dove. Sgt. Dove, Army engineers, is station ed at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He and the former Miss Dorothy Rob inson of Auburn, Washington, were married in Tacoma on No vember 27th. They were accom panied by the bride’s mother, Mrs. E. C. Robinson. Sgt. and Mrs. Dove will be here until Sunday, when he must leave to report for duty. They plan to make their home in Tacoma. 'Sgt. Dove has been a Coolidge resident for 15 years. WILLIAM MARTIN BOWEN, apprentice seaman, completed qualifying tests for enlistment re cently at the Navy main recruit ing and induction station, Phoenix and is now’ at San Diego, Cali fornia for initial training, after which he will be assigned to ship board duty with the attendant op portunity of working his way up in the particular job to which he is assigned, or may qualify for spec ialized training in one of the 50 Navy service or vocational schools. He is the son of Mrs. V. M. Bow en. who is employed at Hines Drug Company, and is the third member of his family to enter military service, having two elder brothers in the Army; Pvt. Del bert Bowen, 19, air corps, and Pvt. Jack Bowen, 21. The three broth ers \yorked for Western Gin be fore entering service. The Bow ens have made their home in Cool idge since 1941, shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor. KENNETH GAY, R. M. 2/C, writes from the Navy base at Charleston. South Carolina, about the Christmas Greeting Edition, “This is to thank you for one of the best Christmas presents a guy from Coolidge could get. I have really enjoyed the Christmas Edi tion and think it is one of the nicest things the Examiner and people from Coolidge could do for all of us in the service. I have re ceived sevei il very nice compli ments on tho edition from boys here. Here’s hoping w’e will be getting the Coolidge Examiner at home soon.” Kenneth is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gay of Val ley Farms. His brother, Houston Gay, marine corps, was the first Coolidge man to be reported miss ing in action, while seving at Ba taan in the spring of 1942. VIRGIL HENSLEY, 19, who re cently enlisted in the Sea Bees, is now training at Rhode Island. He has been a Coolidge resident for the past year and was employed in defense w’ork on the coast when he entered service. He writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Huey Hens ley that he may be home for Christmas. KARL T. DUNAWAY, Camp Roberts. California, has been pro moted from private to technician sth grade, according to word re ceived from there this week. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J Dunaway and has tw r o brothers in the service, Cpl. Raymond Dunp way, overseas, and Pvt. Reese Dunaway, Ft. McArthur, California. THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER LT. EDWARfD FELIZ. Camp Crowder, Missouri, w r rites that he has received the Christmas Greet ing Edition of the Coolidge Exam iner and “liked it ver much.” His wife, Lt. Vera Jean Seebohn, with the army nurses corps, in North Africa, was greeted in the same family message with her husband, which seemed to span the miles between them. “I was proud of that greeting,” he wrote. “I expect to go to St. Louis soon and will take the Christmas Edition with me to show her parents and other rela tives. I hope Vera will receive her copy soon.” Lt. Feliz also has three cousins and a brother-in-law represented in the edition. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Fel iz. T/SGT. L. J. MASON, a former Coolidge boy, is now somewhere in the South Pacific, according to word received here this w T eek. He is in the ordinance branch and has been in the service three years. His brother, Pvt. Billy Mason, a graduate of Coolidge Grammar School in 1335 and of Chowchilla high school, California in ’43, left for service on June 9tli of this year, the day of his gradu ation. He graduated from the sig nal corps in October and is now somewhere overseas. Their par arents are now making their home at Chow Chollo, California. MASTER SERGEANT LAUREL TIFFANY, radio technician. en route from California to his base in Florida, stopped over for a few hours Wednesday to visit at the ranch home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Y. Tiffany. T/5 LESLIE AKINS writes Coolidge friends from overseas that he is at present in a hospital in Australia, but that his injur ies are not serious. He says the country there is very nice and that he wishes his friends could see it but not the way that he is seeing it . . . Akins was mar ried shortly before he crossed the pond “to a lovely girl who lives in .. .... jr* m/■ /° T*' V- ? - A; ... hk|| : : A -kj** SH%s|| v. rlws * t Jr.r w % ys- IM. ;*•- ..4 / M-W3g£m\'' |m i fmmmg, 1 41 - ' j||| ■ m 9B k i HISTMAS • • • the Big Objective Closest to their hearts of men and women in uniform, stationed in this country ■ or on leave from fighting fronts, are traveling home for Christmas by Greyhound bus. Civilian travelers can help to make these homecoming trips happier and more comfortable. Your Cooperation is Needed If you are planning to travel by bus between Travtllight...youwillfinditmoreconvenlent now and the first of the year, please leave as far if you carry hand luggage only, in advance of the holidays as you can, and re- And besure to consult your local Greyhound turn as late as you can. Traffic will be heaviest agent ahead of time about the best departure close to and on the holidays. time both going and returning. GREYHOUND..... \ SERVING ALL THE WEST WITH DEPENDABLE TRANSPORTATION El Paso, Texas, and works for the Southern Pacific railroad as an of fice clerk. Her father is a doctor and her mother teaches school in El Paso.” Akins says that he was seasick and homesick all the way across and that if he ever gets back to the states he would like to return to Coolidge to' live. He was employed by the C. A. Christensens at Coolidge Home Supply during the latter part of his residence here which covered a period of five years. His father, who used to live in Coolidge, also, left some time ago to make his home elsewhere. PAUL WARE, A. M. M. 1/c, writes from England that he re * \ ® Ceramics # Costume Jewelry J ® Figurines • Imported Goods j ® Heisey’s Glassware # Roseville Pottery • Meeker Hand Tooled Billfolds and Leather Novel * ties. ' I In Fact It Is Said: “At HINES You Will Find Everything New From Everywhere” | HINES DRUG CO. it i cently visited “Humpy” (Captain Loyd Humphries) and had a swell time. “What I saw of the squad ron, Humpy is doing a real job of running it . , . Guess what I was sitting in a Red Cross club last night waiting for train time when who walks in but Paul Bor ree! If he hadn’t recognized me : I would never have known him, as he has grown so much since I last saw him. We had a long talk about home and I almost missed my train . . . We had a fine din ner today (Thanksgiving) thanks to the Red Cross, hut it wasn’t quite like home cooking. The poor guys on patrol missed dinner —guess they had canned soup and FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1943 beans .. . Have a patrol myself tomorrow, so must go to bed.” Ware is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ware, owners and operators of the Coolidge Hotel. (More Servicemen’s News, Page 7) o BUY U. S. WAR BONDS $52 BUYS 1 BOMBARDIER KIT (SURETY TITLE & TRUST CO. Incorporated 1912 Dependable Title Service Title Insurance Issued by Phoenix Title 4 Trust Co. Phone 102 Florence, Art*.