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FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1944
News Exchange Column For Coolidge Men In The Armed Forces T/5 KARL DUNAWAY writes his parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dunaway, from England to let them know that he is “still stationed in the same place and o. k.” J. R. ARMISTEAD, RM 3/C, serving in the South Pacific, sends us a change of address and tells us he has received most of the Exam iners we sent him, although some have been two months or more late, “but welcome just the same.” He received a CUHS annual recently, he says, and it made him want to come back to Coolidge more than ever before, “and I want to take this opportunity to thank all the boys an dgirls who signed it.” He would like very much to have some of them, or all of them, write him, he says. There is very little that he, personally, can write about, be cause of censorship, but letters from home will surely be welcome. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Armistead of Loraita, California, former Coolidge residents. PFC. DAVID E. STONEHOCK ER, serving with the U. S. Marine corps, writes from Oceanside. Cali fornia, to tell us that the Exam iner is his favorite reading—when he has time to read. They will be going on extended maneuvers in the near future, he says, so news from home will be doubly welcome. “Buy War Bonds and I'll write you a card from Tokyo.” Pfc. Stone hocker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Stonehocker. PVT. ERBY H. TURLEY, serv ing with the U. S. Marines, writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Turley, from San Diego that he is scheduled to go out on rifle range next week and is sure glad, “be cause I guess a felow will get a little more privacy then. You can take a candy bar here and start running and you'll have the whole Planning the Next Objective Army Signal Corps Photo In the yard of a French farm In Nortnandy from which they have just cleaned German snipers, these American doughboys map out their next move. Their command has been “Forward!” Yours should be “buy more War Bonds to back them up.*’ From U. S. fmw ii ■' - ■ - i. - - - HOW TO KEEP TREES HEALTHY (by using a certain* Diesel oil) JtJ* J TR /?/■<&? Trees manage to keep healthy without bending exer cises. But not without a healthy tractor on the place to turn under cover crops, furrow out, recultivate, etc. Since tree health and tractor health are tied together like Siamese Twins . . . and fruit production is war production . . . every avoidable tractor breakdown in 1944 is practically sabotage. Even though your tractor is a year older, there’s a way you can help keep its rings from sticking, its cyl inders from being scored. Use Shell Talpex Oil. Shell Talpex Oil contains additives so valuable and so scarce that only Diesels in War Work (like yours) can have it. Order yours today. OIL IS AMMUNITION-USE IT WISELYI SHELL TALPEX OIL Extra orotection for every type of Diesel Engine base after you.” Some of the boys in his hut get candy and cookies very often, he says, and they are always passed around —so he is looking forward to that box from home, so he can “stand treat” to the rest of the guys. He is receiv ing the Examiner. Turley says, and sees a lot of names of boys he knows in its pages. PFC. MELVIN BOWER writes from England, where he has re cently arrived, to tell us that he at last found time to send his change of address. “After my fur lough was over I was moved around quite a lot and finally wound up safely in England. I sure got tired of looking at the ocean coming over. I didn’t think there could be so much water all in one place!” He didn’t get seasick until the last, then he made up for lost time. Bower says. “I sure was glad to get on dry land again.” He met a Coolidge boy on the way over, Fer nando Cordona, but has not seen him again since they landed. It seems strange to be so far aw'ay from home and he will surely be glad when he can come back. Bow er says. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bower, who have recent ly moved to Phoenix to make their home. They have been Coolidge residents for seven years and plan to return when the war is over. Bower worked at Mclntyre’s garage and Coolidge Auto Supply before he entered the servic. T/SGT. ALVIS L. RICE, son of Mrs. R. O. Jeter, is visiting his brother and new bride, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rice, Muldrow, Okla homa, while on furlough from Camp Hood, Texas, according to word received this week by his mother. EARL NEWCOMB, JR., serving with the U. s. marine corps some where in the South Pacific, has What Happened to the Master Race Here? . -- Army Signal Qotps Photo The answer to this Is simple. These American paratroopers dropped out of the sky ever N’ermany, took this French village and captured this Naxl tank. Herr Goebbels used to prattle that we were a decadent race. Sure, so decadent that foot soldiers can capture German tanks intact. Note that division insignia has been cen sored out. Are you backing up such brave men as these with War Bond purchases? From U. S. Treasury been promoted from corporal to sergeant, according to word re ceived by his mother, Mrs. Earl Newcomb, Sr. SGT. JAMES R. URTON, serv ing with the U. s. army air corps in England, is “getting along o. k." according to a tetter received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs, W. R. Urton, last week. PVT. WOODROW w. HENSLEY, formerly of Valley Farms, is sta-> tioned at Camp Robinson, Arkan sas, after being inducted into the army June 22nd. RAY WELLBORN, AMM 2/C, writes briefly from the 'South Pa cific to tell his. parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wellborn, not to worry, he will write them more fully when he can. His letter last week was the first his parents have received since early April. PFC. HOMER R. WATSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Watson, was graduated recently from the army air forces flexible gunnery school, Laredo, Texas, a member of the AAF training command. He is now qualified to take his place as a member of a bomber combat crew. Along with his promotion he received a pair of aerial gun ner’s silver wings and a promo tion in grade. He was prepared for his place In America’s stepped up air offensive by a comprehen sive six-weeks course in every phase of aerial gunnery warfare. Besides learning to fire every type of weapon from camera guns to the deadly caliber .50 Brownings, he studied turret manipulation, air craft identification, stripping and reasembling machine guns while blindfolded. He climaxed the course by air firing on Uwed tar gets. Watson arrived home Sun day on a week’s furlough. MARCELLA MILLS CLEMANS, 20 years, seaman second class, has completed her basic training and indoctrination course at the naval training school, Bronx, New York, and has received orders to report for I. B. M. duty at Washington, D. C. She is the wife of James E. Clemans and the daughter of Mrs. Mabel H, Mills. J. C. ROSE, MM 1/C, wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rose, Sr., a letter they received Monday in which he informed them that he was all right. He has been serving for the past 18 months somewhere in the South Pacific. He came to Coolidge with his parents in 1930 and helped his father on their ranch before he entered service in 1942. PVT. SHELTON T. SMITH has been transferred from Camp Adair, Oregon, to San Francisco, accord ing to word received this week. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Smith, who have made their home in Coolidge for the past two years. Smith is married and his wife lives in Eloy. CPL. SAMUEL A. SIMMONS writes from Camp Rucker, Ala bama, to give us his change of ad dres. “The last time I wrote you I was in Fort Eustis, Virginia, in the anti-aircraft and now I’m in the infantry and in Camp Rucker, Alabama! I guess the infantry is all right, but not for a guy with flat feet. I have been here since the 17th of May and have no idea how much longer it will be. . . . You know' it’s a funny thing—there are three states that start with an A— l’m in Alabama, my wifea nd baby are in Arkansas, and my Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters are in Ari zona. I’ll surely be glad when we can all get together.” Cpl. Sim mons (who has been promoted to his present rating since we last heard from him) says he guesses we know the main purpose of his letter. He still likes to read the Examiner and has not received it since his transfer. His addres has now been changed on our mailing THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER list and his hometown paper should reach Rim regularly. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Simmons. PVT. EUGENE E. CARRELL, who was convalescing for a num ber of weeks from a fractured leg and foot received while on active duty in the South Pacific, has now recovered and again been sent on active duty, according to a letter received this week from his moth er, Mrs. Bernice Carrell Bryngelson of Los Angeles, a former Coolidge resident. Carrell requested her to send his change of address so he might continue to get the Exam iner. He is in the South Pacific and writes that he often thinks of his friends in Coolidge and friends from here w'ho are in the service. Carrell is a CUHS student who volunteered for service in 1943. EARL WATSON enlisted in the navy on July 11th, the day after his 17th birthday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Watson and I*l*B# We wont you to be forewarned k^gW / /•fd ations ' M f.h* Wis f 7fancel 0 t- zr rtAt ion f a J,x: to di- M isli rain seryi^Unue oi/# VtH lSsion to t,a* n<l 'to r e P fl en Ser!iS Zr tro£n* Sen Zers o th f n \ ar >ts. to fa ®2? and C er f W/ - - ‘ 1 I As you may have read in the newspapers, the Office of Defense Transportation has given the railroads authority to take train space from civilian passengers at any time, to make room for wounded service men. We sincerely hope that people planning trips not essential to the war effort will cancel their plans so that more room will be left on trains, and so make it unnecessary to take these drastic steps. We are going to take care of these wounded men first. They come first with us, and we believe they come first with you. But we and other railroads would dislike very much to cancel reservations at the last minute, or to make people already on trains give up their space. The invasion of Europe has started, and how great the toll of wounded will be nobody knows. We have our wounded from the Pacific coming in too. And more and more cars must be taken for them from the restricted amount of equipment left after the regular military requirements are met. We cannot guarantee that if you start a trip you will be able to get space returning. You must face that fact. If you’re away from home on a pleasure trip and emergency space cancellations must be made, you may have great difficulty getting back. For some time we have been urging people not to travel except on essential business. We haven’t enjoyed doing this. For many years we have been trying to promote travel, and it “goes against the grain” to suggest that people stay off the trains. The very fact that we have issued these appeals should expects to be called for duty about August Ist. J. C. CARTER, JR,, enlisted In the navy on July Ith. His parents make their home on the D. O. Mar tin ranch southwest of Coolidge. He and Earl Watson enlisted to gether and expect to be called at the same time, about August Ist. PVT. TENNIN GRAHAM wrote his mother, Mrs. Effie Graham, a short note which she received Sun day, telling her he is in France and o. k. It was the first word she has received from him in some time. X SPURGEON R. O’DONNELL, S 1/C, writes from somewhere in the South Pacific to say that he and Bill Pierce, F 1/C, are still to gether and still all right. They think often of the wonderful time they had when home on leave re cently and wish to express their appreciation to all those who help ed make their stay so pleasant. “There isn’t much to say about what we are doing now, as the cen sors are always on the job—but it is for the best. We probably won’t be home again for some time, so keep the paper coming to us and we will try to write when we get a chance and let you know whether we are receiving it.'’ Spurgeon says he could sure go for one of those cherry cokes at the Coolidge Drug, or Tacos at the Sunset. “Don’t ever let it be said that a sailor doesn’t get homesick!” He is the son of Mrs. Lina O’Donnell and Bill Pierce is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Pierce. CLAY HALL, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hall, left Wednesday to report for duty with the U. S. army. His brother, Pfc. James M. Hall, is serving with Company D, 158th Infantry, smoewhere in the South Pacific. CPL. ART MODE has completed gunnery training at Yuma Army Air Base and is here on furlough to visit his wife, nee Frances Short, his father, J. W. Mode, and other relatives. He and Mrs. Mode made a brief trip to San Diego where they visited her sister and husband, Cpl. and Mrs. R. L. Gross miller. Cpl. Mode left Tuesday to report for duty. MYLES F. ANTONE, BM 3/C, writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sivalino Antone of Blackwater, from somewhere in the South Pa- General DeGaulle in Washington ■ S "s' r x i 111 Ip" "V - / II * ww j' Hr I M -k ' -S Gen. Charles DeGaulle, head of the French Committee of Natl Liberation, arrived in Washington for a series of talks with high offic Photo shows him (left) as he was shaking hands with Gen. G Marshall. Gen. H. H. Arnold stands in the rear. —- i i- I > indicate the seriousness of the travel situation. And the ne' ODT order emphasizes this still more. Why don’t we provide more cars, more trains? Virtually n new cars can be built during war time. Materials are scaro and car builders have been making guns and tanks and oth( war equipment. With the biggest army and navy in our hi tory, about 63% of all Pullman sleeping cars have to be use exclusively for military service. Travel by men in uniform c furlough, or traveling on orders, plus the greatly increase volume of business travel due to the war production effor taxes the capacity of the remaining equipment used in regi lar passenger train service. There are no more passenger ca: available. We must get along with what we have. We have now reached the point where there just isn’t root on our trains for people who don’t have to travel. People planning a vacation or other non-essential trip ma think “There’s always room for one more.” Well, there isn’t. If you are planning a train trip not essential to the ws effort, we strongly advise you* to change your plans, now. S*P : • ' C The friendly Southern Pacific Page Three cific that he is getting along fine.” He received a letter rec« from Horace Scoffer, Jr., S (also a Pima Indian), that he seen two of their friends, S; and Delbert E., “but he didn’t: where.” Myles requested his ents to give his change of ad<i to the Examiner so he would | tinue to receive the paper. PFC. LOUIS RAY CARTER * his mother, Mrs. W. C. Carte Randolph, from France on birthday, June 18th, that he been thinking a lot about his birthday at home. This year France, it was pretty tough the men got little sleep. Ca who is serving with the field i lory, was born near Two Bu Colorado, June 18, 1912, and ( to Coolidge district with his ents 1G years ago. He receiver schooling at La Palma and Mel ell schools, following which helped his father on their : until lie joined the army on nary 8, 1940. He has serve Africa, Italy, after which he ' to England, where he was statl for some time awaiting the sion. o • Miss Jean Moore, daughter lvlr. and Mrs. Oscar Moore, Y Farms, has returned home Florence hospital where she mained for two weeks as th« suit of a fall.