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February, 1944 THE CENTERVILLE NEWSETTE SERVICE INTERVIEW- SOne fellow who has been staying right close to home while in the service is Pfc. Osro J. Smith, son of Mrs. Robert Smith. Osro enlisted July 15, 1943, in the Army Air Corps, first going r, to Hill Field, and then to where he has been in the supply department. He was home on furlough for the holidays, and says the army is a good place to Wen-dove- be. Says Sgt. Franklin E. Walton, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Walton, home on furlough during the Christmas holiday, The biggest thing a man in the service does in spare time is to read, and a letter from home, or a newspaper such as this one, is a real treat for him. Frank joined the Army Air Corps on September 1, 1942, as a member of the Signal Corps. He went to Luke Field, Arizona, the fighter base largest single-engin- e in the U. S., where he stayed until his furlough. He was promoted to his present rank December 7, 1943. Another fellow lucky enough to be home for the Christmas holiday was 2nd Lt. Dale P. Randall, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Randall, and husband of Mrs. Maxine Barber Randall. Lieutenant Randall enlisted in the Army Air Corps June 8, 1942, and went to Santa Ana AAB and then was at the following bases: Eagle Field, Dos Palos, California, for Primary; Lemoore, Calif, for Basic; Yuma, Ariz. AAF where he got his wings on October 1, 1943, then to Hobbs, N. M. for He training, specializing in Lake is stationed in Salt waiting B-1- One of the travelingest Centerville servicemen was Corporal Sheldon S. Pickering, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pickering, home on furlough the second week of Sheldon enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 28, 1942, first going to Fresno, California for basic training. Following that he was moved often. Tempe, Ariz. for CTD; Santa Ana AAB; Lowrey and Buckley Field in Denver for Armament Training; and he got his wings and his Corporal rating December 28, 1943. He is a top He left turret gunner in a after his furlough for Florida to become an instructor in B-1- 7. An exceptionally interesting interview was had at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Clayton, parents of Corporal Sutherland (Sub) Clayton. Sub, husband of ivlavis G. Clayton, was home on furlough soon after the New Year. He showed us almost his entire equipment, including parachute, leather Hying suit, oxygen mask, etc. Sub enlisted in the Army Air Corps February 18, 1943, and was stationed at several different bases, namely: Buckley Field, Denver, for Basic; Emporia, Kansas for C. D. T.; San Antonio, Texas; Sheppard Field, Texas; Sioux Falls, S. D. for radio training, and Yuma, Ariz. for gunnery training. He left for Fresno, California, to be assigned to a crew and receive further training. The Centerville Honor Roll now numbers 71 with the recent enlistment of Lawrence Barber in the Army Air Corps. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barber. From The Mail Ba- gFrom Tom Linge in the South Pacific Today I received a letter from my wife, and enclosed was a copy of the new Town Paper. I was certainly thrilled with it. Ive worn it out reading it. I think its the best idea that ever hit our little town, and we who live in Centerville should be proud of it. I hope all the girls and fellows in service received a copy. I showed it to the fellows here, and they remarked how nice it was to be able to get. news from your home town like that. . . . Pll be looking forward to the next copy. From Charles France somewhere To say that I was elated to receive the first copy of in the Pacific would be the a rank understatement. In the past I have noted that boys from all sections of the country received their home town papers. Frankly, on this score I felt a wee bit envious of them. Now that the Centerville ? ? ? has hit the press this condition has been recCenterville tified. I hope ? ? ? that this paper Your paper, journalistically speaking, is all that can be desired, yet I noted that it failed to push the sale of War Bonds. (Editors Note: for the hint, and Thanks, Charlie, we have now corrected this situation.) . . . All War Bond campaigns should be put in the cate- grows NOTES an 7s. for further orders. January. NEWS Page Three larger and larger. LOCAL BOY TAKES PART IN THRILLING RESCUE An interesting story comes from Lowell S. Steed, Gunners Mate home on furlough the second week of January. He is the son of Mrs. Mary Steed Porter, It was while 1 was stationed at LaPush, Washington, Lowell That a large Russian states, 3-- C steamer crashed below a cliff on the Pacitic Ocean. We (Coast Guard) investigated, and one by one rescued 54 survivors from the doomed craft by hoisting them up the side of the cliff, first by using shoelaces tied together, then rope, and finally cable. The incident was told in pictures in the April 26, 1943 issue of Life. Lowell enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard August 9, 1942 and went to Alameda, California, for six weeks; to Big Four Inn, Washington, and then to LaPush, which is the second most isolated base in the United States. gory of a Holy Crusade . . . The more equipment we have, the sooner this war will be brought to a successful conclusion . . . Once again may I congratulate the founders of the paper, as I feel a little bit of Centerville itself has been sent here to my present From Wallace Smith on Cata. . . that was a swell idea lina writing to all the men in the Service, because if theres anything we I surely think like it is mail it is wonderful what the people of Centerville are doing for the men in the service, writing them letters, sending them the little town paper and The Improvement Era. Those things are really appreciated by us . . . Im an engineer on a n Norwegian Killer Boat. It has a 275 h.p. steam engine in it. I have my wife on the island, and we come in every night. I have to stand watch every fourth night. ... 100-to- From Kenneth Nessen in ColoI was taken in on rado March 19, 1943, at Santa Ana . . . Somehow I managed to struggle through primary and basic and now. here I am flying Why, I dont know except that its kinda fun, and well, it doesnt compare with my little white Ford . . . for ... B-2- 5s some of you who may know him, Captain Dave Cannon from North Centerville is my squadron commander. Hes a real guy too.