WWII letter home: 1944

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WWII letter home: 1944 - hand-to Red Cross Dops 'Grand Job' In New...
hand-to Red Cross Dops 'Grand Job' In New Guinea, Son Says A Delaware father and mother have found some peace of mind concerning their soldier son fighting in the South Pacific because they have learned that through the Red Cross he has "a sort of home place." Mr. and Mrs. Curtis L. Talley of Naaman's Road have sent a letter from their son, Sergt. Millard W. Talley, 27, to the Delaware Red Cross, so that workers will know how the organization's services are appreciated. Sergeant Talley. wrote home: "I am going to write you how much the Red Cross Is doing for us guys here in New Guinea. I and all the rest of the boys have very high respect for them, and if you ever hear any one running them down well, the people that do just haven't experi enced what a grand lob thev are doing for us guys over here. 'Not ony here, but they must be doing the same all over the world. They are open from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.. every day in the week, and everything is free that they hand out to us boys. There s not a moraine or evening passes that you can't stop in one of tnese places and have given to you ice-cold fruit Juices, or hot chocolate with doughnuts or some kind of cookies. Also they give free cigarettes, and chewing gum, writing paper, all sorts of books to read, and even have a victrola to lis ten to. "Not only this," he continued, "but all the women and young ladies that belong to this wonderful organiza tion over here that I have met are so ! cheerful and pleasant, making a guy j reei ai nome. ah of the soldiers re-spect them very highly." The folks at home should stop to think how it feels to be able to go to a Red Cross club and relax, "know- j ing that you don't have to have a i cent in your pocket," the sergeant! conciuaea. His father said on receipt of his son's letter, he felt a great sense of relief concerning his well-being, and a sense of gratitude to the American Red Cross. "It did us a lot of good," he said, "to know he has a sort of home place to go to, even in the jungles." Sergeant Talley, who is a graduate of Alfred I. duPont School, has been in the Army almost two years and is a mechanic in the- infantry. He went overseas a few months ago. Before entering the service he was employed at the Bancroft Mills. SCHOOL GROUP TO MEET The Delaware Pre -School Association will meet at 8 o'clock tonight in the auditorium of the David W. Harlan Sochol, Thirty-fifth and Jefferson Streets. Mrs. Milton A. Dewey will preside at a business session. The speaker will be Miss Elizabeth Townsend of the Intake department of the Children's Bureau of Delaware. HOW BUY Maybe Here's why: Already, millions of new cars. Over 5,000

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  1. The Morning News,
  2. 04 May 1944, Thu,
  3. Page 12

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