Vincent Oliver Army
POTTSTOWN Negro Youths Leave For Army Service Two Nearo youths swung aboard I an early-morning train at the Read j ing railroad station yesterday, head ; ed tor an induction renter where i they donned khaki uniforms in the nation's steadily-growing Army. They were Vincent Astor Oliver. 62H Lincoln avenue, and Elmer Wli llama, 815 8heridm street. They boa riled the 7:^2 o’l loeh at the Reading station for Fort George G. Meade, Md,. after Pottstown'# customary draft parade from Hie draft headquarter« in Borough hall lo the rallrofid station, Je*sr R, Evans, draft board chairman, and Earl F. Newton American Legion poet commands spoke briefly at. the station before a crowd of approximately 50 spectators. Two drummers led the parader. along High street. The two draftees became the la^t youths to leave the borough undci the system in which men were per mltted to return to their home» after their llnal Army physical examinations to await orders for induction. Next month, (he draft boards will rrvert to tbr system used at the start of the draft when men examined at Army medical stations will be Inducted and only tho*e rejected «ill be permitted to return home, the others going directly to Army camps. The two Negro youths were guests of honor at a farewell party stiged Thursday night in tlv Needle-Eye Social club on Isabel» t street. Purses of money were presented to Williams and Oliver by Henry Williams, president of the club. The purses were gifts of the club members. Brief talks were given by E. H Diggs and Albert Oliver. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Hor- ace Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jackson. Clifford Williams, Rose Williams. Mrs. Willa Mae Carter, Mr. Wade Carter. Mr. Edward Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Sims, Mi\ and Mrs. Harding Oliver. Mrs. Samuel Williams. Mr. Carroll Scott, Viola Lacey, Mr. Elegrous M Diggs. Viola Carter, Edward Malone and Mrs. Evelyn Gillls.