Hometown News — April 15, 1943

Back From Maneuvers
Pfc. Barrel Terry, who has been in service for over a year, writes home to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Terry, north of town, that after about two months of maneuvering in Shrevesport, La., he has returned to Camp Barkley, Texas. He says he felt like he was home now and likes Texas much better. His address is Pfc. Barrel Terry, 37138417 Co. K., 359th Inf. APO 90 Div., Camp Barkley, Texas.

Jameson Youth Radio Man 3rd Class
William S. McCray, 20, of Jameson, Mo., this week writes his mother, Mrs. V.E. Netherton, he is now receiving his Christmas present and cards. Also that he has a new ship, making the fourth one since he went to sea in February, 1942. He was on the Northampton which was lost. He says he is well, but lost some weight. He graduated from Jameson High school in 1941.

John Knauer, Navy Shipfitter
John H. Knauer, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knauer, Gallatin, Mo., is now a "rated" man in the U.S. Navy. He was graduated from the service school for shipfitters at the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill., Monday, with the petty officer rating of Shipfitter, third class. He awaits assignment to duty with the fleet or at a naval shore station. The Bluejacket was selected for this special training upon the results of a series of aptitude tests taken during his "boot" training. He has received 16 weeks of instruction in the duties required of one with his rating under the supervision of an experienced chief petty officer. Courses in 19 of the 51 trades used in the U.S. Navy are taught in service schools here.

To Bombardier School
Jacob A. Miller of Winston has received word from the Army airbase at Santa Ana, Cali., that his son, John Bale Miller, is qualified and has been selected for training as a bombardier in the army air corps. The letter to Mr. Miller from the commanding officer of the airbase says: "In order to be selected for this important training it is imperative that an individual possess very definite qualifications. His character, integrity and trustworthiness must be unimpeccable, as he is one of the few entrusted with the carefully guarded secrets of the famous U.S. bombsight. Your son will soon be assigned to an army air force west coast training center bombardier school for a very intensive course of instruction. Upon the successful completion of this course, he will be awarded his wings and rating as a qualified bombardier."

Sgt. Richter in Short Visit
Staff Sgt. and Mrs. George Richter, of Lincoln, Neb., came Sunday and were guests in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Richter, until Thursday. Sgt. Richter, who is an instructor in airplane work, had a seven-day furlough.— Oilman City Tribune.

His First Furlough
After 16 months service in the U.S. army, Pvt. Earl Carey of near Altamont had his first furlough and visit home during the past few days. For a good many months he was stationed in a camp in California, but recently has been transferred to Camp Rucker, Ala. Pvt. Earl is attached to an infantry regiment. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Carey. The Careys have another son, Cecil Carey, who is in the army, and stationed at Camp Maxie, Tex.

Likes the Navy
Jas. Elisha Edwards, youngest son of Walter W. Edwards, south of town, has completed his boot training in the Navy at Great Lakes, Ill., and plans to enter a navy medical school at Chicago for further training. He recently enjoyed a furlough and spent a few days at home. Mr. Edwards’ oldest son, Walter Jr., returned here a few days ago from the California coast to enter the army, but the Consolidated Aircraft Co. had obtained a deferrment for him, and he was requested to return to the coast. Walter, Jr., has worked for the company for more than a year.

Captain Donald J. Reid
Some of our readers will recall the Reid brothers, sons of Editor and Mrs. Dudley A. Reid, former owners of the Bethany Democrat and Gilman City Guide. They were little fellows when in Bethany, with little thought given by us elders as to their future, any more than other kids not in our immediate families. That newspaper folks can be real men, here is the story. Donald Jennings Reid, younger son, is now at Harrisburg, Pa., student at an aerial school, covering photography, etc. He has been commissioned a captain and is moving right along. Before going into the service, he was managing director of the Iowa Publisher’s Association, from which he has been given a duration leave. The older son, Loren Dudley, is now at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., where he is assistant professor in Speech and English. He holds A.B., A.M. and Ph. B. degrees. Loren is also an author and is publishing another book this year. These are boys that Editor and Mrs. Reid can be mighty proud of. Their father is editor of the "Card-A-Week" and "Old Stamping Grounds," now running in the Times- — Harrison County Times.

— from the Gallatin North Missourian, scrapbook clippings provided by Lucille Bruce