Bill Fiske’s Bugle

Volume 32, Number 35 • September 2, 1942

Age limit to enlist in Marines increased

 

The age limit for enlistment in the United States Marine Corps today was raised from 33 to 36 years of age.

 

Major S.F. Drew, officer in charge of the Marine Corps Recruiting District for Tennessee, in announcing the new regulations, said this opens the Marine Corps to many men who have heretofore been barred from this branch of the service.

 

 

Dale Hollow Dam provided the scene for a second fatal accident near midnight Tuesday of the past week, when Harry C. Nicholson of Cowarts, N.C. lost his balance and plunged 25 feet to the ground from a concrete form.

 

Nicholson died about two hours after the accident of a crushed skull and internal injuries, according to a report given by the project’s safety director.

 

 

Plainview News

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Poindexter and little son spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Willie Poindexter.

 

School is progressing nicely here with Mrs. George Newton Plumlee as teacher.

 

Supt. W.T. Cherry visited the local school on Monday.

 

J.R. Nevins of near Neely’s Cross Roads was in town on Monday.

 

Mrs. Martha Overstreet visited Mrs. W.H. Beasley on Saturday.

 

 

Melvin Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Brown of Route 2, has returned to Tennessee Tech, where he will resume his school work until called into active service with the Navy (Class V-7). V-7 students are subject to call at any time for active service.

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Goodpasture and son Robert, of Tipton, Oklahoma are visiting relatives here.

 

Fred Cook made a business trip to Nashville on Monday.

 

Corporal Cordell Parsons and Sergeants John Hames and Willard L. Richardson, Jr. of Ft. Knox, Kentucky visited in Celina during the past weekend.

 

Mrs. Luke Marcom was in Cookeville on Saturday.

 

Miss Marjorie Whiteside of Tompkinsville, Kentucky visited Miss Imogene Cherry on Thursday night.

 

J.D. Hunter of near Willow Grove was in Celina on Monday.

 

 

Homemakers throughout the Nation are being urged to save all waste fats possible to make glycerine needed in making gunpowder.