Hometown News — May, 1943

Now a Captain
Word has been received by friends, that Marvin E. Fender, who is stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, has been recently promoted to the rank of captain. Capt. Fender’s parents live near Jamesport. His wife was the former Miss Viola Cornell, who lived in Gallatin for two years just prior to their marriage. She was employed by the Inter-county Telephone Co. She is living near Ft. Knox.

Kermit Feurt Home
Private Henry Kermit Feurt was a welcome caller in the publishing company office one day this week. He is spending a furlough with his mother near Jameson and with other relatives. Kermit, better known to his friends as "Pete" is stationed at Camp Phillips, Salina, Kansas. He is with an M.P. detachment,

Homer Long, Jr. At Ft. Benning Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Long received a letter from their son Pvt. Homer S. Long Jr. stating that he is stationed at Ft. Benning Georgia. He is taking A.S.T.P. (army specialized training program basic training) there, for 13 weeks. Pvt. Long only recently entered the service.

Decorated With Distinguished Flying Cross
Capt. Wm. J. Mount of Osawatomie, Kan., brother of Mrs. F.B. Bailey of Jamesport, is returning to air bases in the United States to train and take control of new units being put together in increasing numbers. He was a member of the 57th pursuit group which reached the Middle East with P-40 Warhawks during July when Rommel was threatened at El Alamein. Capt. Mount joined the British 8th Army last July and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross in February. —Jamesport Gazette

Assigned to Medical Corps
This is a likeness of Pvt. Dennis L. Page, Daviess County young man, who entered the service of his country last January 28. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion C. Page of Jamesport and a grandson of Mrs. Phillip Johnson, of near Gallatin. He has been assigned to medical duty and stationed at Clinton, Ia. His many friends may write to him at the following address: Pvt. Dennis L. Page, Medical Det, Bks. 44, Schick General Hospital, Clinton, Iowa.

Buddies Enjoy Visit In North Africa
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Rawley of Winston received a letter from their son, Tech. Corp. Granville Rawley of the coast artillery who is now stationed in North Africa. Corp. Rawley related how he recently met Wesley Lee. Jr., and enjoyed a fine visit with him. Wesley is a Winston boy, also, and the two were buddies at home before entering the service. Wesley was, for a time, a prisoner of war and was released only some weeks ago.

Makes Acquaintance Of New Son
Private Ervin Vaughan has been looking forward to a furlough from his duties with the ground force of the army air corps, at Kelley Field, for a special reason as two weeks ago, he became father of a son, Donald Hartwell, born in Gallatin. Private Vaughan arrived Monday to meet his new son, and to spend a 13 day furlough visit with his wife, the former Miss Charlotte Etter, and who is living here while her husband is in the service.

Wounded In Action
The name of Sgt. Lloyd H. Talbert son of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Talbert of Lock Springs, Mo. was listed on an official release from the War department, June 5th, as wounded in action. Six Missourians were included on the list of 287 reported that day, as wounded in the North African campaign.

Graduates from Radio School
Sgt. Marvin King, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. (Mack) King was a recent graduate of Radio school at Scout Field, near St Louis. Sgt. King will be an instructor. He was reared on a farm near Altamont, known as the Ezra Soule farm. His parents moved from there to Kansas City years ago.

Home on Furlough
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Caldwell were happy to have their son, Macy Ote Caldwell, seaman first class, home en furlough recently. Macy likes navy life fine and it seems to agree with him, as he looked splendid. On his return to his base, at Farragut, Idaho, he was accompanied as far as Kansas City by his sister, Miss Fay Caldwell and a friend, Miss Margaret Robertson.

Thermometer Hits 116 in the Shade
Sgt. Andy F. Clements, known to his many friends here as "Buster," writes to have his address changed, as he has been moved from Fort Lewis, Washington to Camp Clipper, California. "Buster" says it is plenty hot there as the thermometer registered 116 in the shade and 138 in the sun, one day last week. He also says that one doesn’t notice the excessive heat so much there as here, as it is very dry.

Definite Word of Location
Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Miles have received a second notice from the government which gives the address of their son, Cpl. Cline Miles. It is American P.O.W. 110766, Stalag 3-B Germany, G. 1796. The letter was signed Provost Marshal General Howard F. Brese, Col. C.M., Chief Information Branch, and contained printed forms to be affixed to letters or parcels addressed to their son. — Jamesport Gazette.

Lieut. Thompson in North Africa
Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Thompson of Altamont have received word from their son, Lieut. Richard E. Thompson that he has landed safely in North Africa. Lieut. Thompson is a paratrooper. He says he had a fine trip over, and the African section he was in reminds him of the middle-west —- everything looks fine —- growing crops and vegetation. He has been in the service 30 months. Another son, John W. Thompson, is in the service, and is attached to the quartermaster’s corps and stationed at Fort Ord, Cali. John W. has been in the service 27 .months.

Works as Interviewer
Pvt. Carl Lee Shelton, who was recently inducted into the army, is stationed temporarily at Fort Leavenworth. He is in limited service and at present he interviews inductees. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Shelton of Gallatin. He had a weekend furlough this past week end which he spent with his wife at Chillicothe. His parents and aunt, Mrs. Edna Williams went to Chillicothe to visit them.

Three Sons in Service
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Trotter of near Gallatin, are proud that they now have three sons in active service. One of their sons, Glenn G. Trotter, (picture) 27, is a petty officer, 2d class in the navy. He has been in the navy three years and at present is with the Pacific fleet. His job is fire-control. Before entering the service, he was a farmer in Daviess County. Pfc. Harry Trotter, (picture) 30, has been in the service since last October and is helping to keep the boys in his camp, at Ft. Lewis, Wash., well fed, as he is a cook. Before entering the service, he, too, was a farmer and lived with his parents on their farm. He writes he is getting along nicely and says army life agrees with him. Staff Sgt. Forest Trotter, (picture) 23 is stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky., and does clerical work. He is with the headquarters of headquarters company of the armored forces. He will have been in 2 years this month. Sgt. Trotter was with the Central Surety Co., in Kansas City before he entered the service. He likes his work in Uncle Sam’s army and has been given good promotions since entry into the service.

Home On Furlough
Cpl Carl Woody, who is stationed at Camp McCoy, Wash, in the medical corps, recently spent a furlough visit here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Woody. He was accompanied here by his wife. While they were here, their sister, Mrs. Frances Edwards, who works in Kansas City came up and spent a weekend.

Finishes Mechanic School
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Woody recently received a letter from their son, Pfc. James Woody, who has been stationed at Weatherford, Okla. Pfc. Woody has just graduated from mechanic’s school and was transferred to the army air base at Salt Lake City Utah.

Pfc. Alfred Shafer Has Furlough
Pfc. Alfred R. Shafer. son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shafer recently had an 11 day furlough from his duties a Camp Barkeley, Texas. He visited most of the time with his parents and brother, Wm. Shafer and family here.

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

Hometown News — May, 1943

Elliot Kitt Missing in Action
An Associated Press dispatch received from Ottawa, Canada, last Thursday announced that Flying Officer Elliott Kitt of Chillicothe is missing in action, after air operations overseas. In April, his parents, Attorney and Mrs. Paul D. Kitt, and his wife, Mrs. Dorothey Kitt were informed by the Canadian government that he was missing in action. Since the International Red Cross has endeavored, so far without success, to ascertain whether Flying Officer Kitt was a prisoner of war or had been killed in action. After 10 months service with the National Guard in Camp Robinson, he was released from service and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air force in January, 1942. He had been in foreign service for some months.

Seaman Fred Croy Home
2-C1. Seaman Fred Croy arrived Friday evening for a visit with his father, B.S. Croy. Fred has just finished his "boot" training at Camp Ward, Farragut, Idaho, and will attend a school for aviation machinists, later taking cadet training. Fred weighs 170 pounds, and is looking fine. He left Monday afternoon for Fremont, Neb.

Herbert Pugh Visits Cousins
Pvt. J.H. (Herbert) Pugh, son of Mrs. Zephyr Pugh of Coffey, is with the 181st F.A. Bty. Ca. East Garrison, and stationed at Camp Roberts, Cali. We were glad to get a few lines from "Herb" the other day telling of his furlough which he spent with his cousins, the Berg children, at San Jose, Cali. Herbert and the Berg children are grandchildren of the late J.J. and N.E. McCoy of Washington Township. All of them visit to the Stanford and a snapshot shows the cousins standing in front of the chapel at Stanford. Herbert had a fine time on his furlough and was happy of the opportunity to visit his cousins. He is getting along o.k. in the army.

Sergeant Hudgens Home
Sgt. Guy W. Hudgens of Medford, Ore., was in Kansas City last week visiting his parents and his wife’s mother and sister, Mrs. Everett Pugh and Mrs. Jack Bear. Sergeant Hudgens was returning from Boston, where he had been for special training since February. He has been at Camp White in Medford, Ore., since last September. Before enlisting in the army he and Mrs. Hudgens lived in Kansas City where he was employed at the McClure-Norrington Chevrolet Co., as service manager for the past seven years.

Works on Burma Road
Word was received by relatives from Cpl. Johnnie Dryer that he is in India working as an engineer on the Burma Road. Cpl. Dryer is a brother of Mrs. Lola Mason and Mrs. Dora Stretch, of Washington Township.

Jack Arnold Reclassified
Pfc. J.M. (Jack) Arnold, formerly of Jamesport, has been reclassified for limited military service, because of physical defects. He is now stationed at Westover Field, Chicope Falls, Mass. Mrs. Arnold has joined him there recently where she expects to remain for some time.

Jack Graham in Air Corps
Jack Graham, aviation cadet, son of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Graham of Kansas City, is spending a furlough with his parents and his sister, Miss Jo Anne Graham. Jack is in the army corps and is stationed at Selman Field, La. and is studying to be a navigator bombardier. Jack Graham is a nephew of Elmer E. Graham and Robert N. Black of Gallatin.

Was It a Dream
The Knauer brothers, Charles and John, both of the U.S. Navy, had an unusual, though pleasant experience recently when Charles, returning from Pearl Harbor was sent to a receiving station across the street on Treasure Island from where John is stationed. Having received permission to awaken John for his midnight classes, the latter thought he was dreaming when he awoke and found Charles standing beside him. Needless to say, both were happy over the experience and found plenty to talk about. Charles home on delayed orders for 30 days, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Lottie Knauer, he will also spent a time with relatives in Des Moines, before reporting back to San Diego, Cali. Charles has a rating of seaman first class and John’s rating is shipfitter 3rd class.

Sends Wife Souvenirs Taken From Dead Jap
Mrs. Mildred VanWormer Catlett of Birch Tree, who is making an indefinite stay here with her mother, Mrs. Dick (Flo Reed) VanWormer of Missouri avenue while her husband, Sgt. Paul Catlett, is overseas with the U.S. Army, has on display in a show window at Aid’s Store, some interesting souvenirs sent by her husband, who is "somewhere in the South Pacific." The souvenirs all were taken by Sgt. Catlett from a Japanese soldier slain by American forces. They include a Rising Sun flag, which is practically covered with Japanese characters written with pen and ink and which are believed to be the signatures of the friends of the dead Jap; three teeth, bound together by silver bridge work; a pair of scissors; 10 packages of sewing needles; a silver medal, which is inscribed with Japanese characters; and a canvas kit bag of the type worn by soldiers on their belts. The sewing needles are of an English make, and just how the Jap came in possession of them is not known. Sgt. Catlett also sent his wife some Japanese coins he took from a dead Nipponese on another occasion. Before entering the Army Sgt. Catlett was postmaster at Birch Tree. He is now with a U.S. Army medical corps. — West Plains Quill. (Sgt. Catlett is a brother-in-law of Harold Walton, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Walton of Lock Springs.)

C.H. Thompson Breaks Collar Bone
C.H. Thompson, who is a quartermaster in the Merchant Marines, wrote to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Thompson of Jamesport, recently that he had broken his collarbone while on sea duty "somewhere in the Atlantic." As soon as his ship returns to the United States he will be given sick leave and will be home for a stay with his family. C.H. is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hockensmith of Gallatin.

Pvt. Leonard E. Smith to Fort Lewis, Wash.
Mrs. Leonard Smith received a letter from Pvt. Smith saying he had been moved to Fort Lewis, Washington. He has formerly been at Camp Adair, Oregon. His address now is Pvt. Leonard E. Smith, S. No. 37229270, Hq. Co., 2nd Bn. Inf. APO No. 96, Ford Lewis, Washington, U.S. army. He wishes all his friends to write, as he likes to hear from back home.

Life in Fiji Islands
Pfc. Tom Brown Croy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fleet Croy of Gallatin, writes his parents a most interesting account of life in the Fiji Islands, where he recently spent some months in the service of his country. Tom says that the climate was extremely hot and their camp was located in a jungle country. They found the native Fijians very friendly, clean and honest. Almost all of them are musical and spent much of their time singing. They have a school and church in every village. The clothing of both men and women consists mainly of a short wrap-around skirt and they all go barefooted. The children go naked in the boiling sun and Tom says they get plenty tough. The natives are especially fond of American cigarettes and obliged the soldiers with many favors in exchange for them. As Tom Croy was reared on a farm he was, of course, interested in their farming methods and describes them as follows: "They have a very crude method of farming, most of it is done with oxen. However, there are some horses used. Their main crops are sugar cane and rice. There was a sugar mill not very far from camp. There was quite a lot of fruit on the island, such as bananas, oranges, lemons and pineapple. There were also lots of coconut trees there, we ate a lot of them at first, but the newness soon wore off." During a furlough, Tom went to another Island. There, he enjoyed a modern swimming pool and dances each evening with tunes from "home," played by an orchestra of piano, trumpet and saxophone. He says that a good bed was unheard of as he found no such thing as a bed with mattress and springs, even in a hotel. The miniature railroad system with trains traveling about 20 miles an hour, the left hand drive motor cars and the custom of driving on the left-hand side of the road, were novel sights to the American soldiers. As Tom is no longer on the Islands he was permitted to relate this interesting story which his many friends will enjoy reading

Graduates From Armament School
Pfc. Forrest W. Lukehart graduated on May 29, from Armament school at Lowry Field, Colorado. He was inducted into the army January 6 of this year, and had his basic training at Clearwater, Fla. He is a son of George Lukehart and wife of Gallatin. His wife, Mrs. Cleo Lukehart, is living in Denver, Colo., while her husband is in the service.

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

Hometown News — May 27, 1943

Flying Team
Dear God — I saw him fly away
On silvered wings into the day
He led the planes that flew so true
The course he set to follow through.
I watched him till he disappeared,
Into the clouds he firmly steered,
On wings of faith—a prayer, to you,
Dear God, I sent to guide him through.
His courage, faith and cherished dreams
Will keep him flying on the beams.
A sound like his will rise again
To seek fulfillment—far from pain.
When I hear wings up in the sky—
I know my Pilot’s riding high
To find the beam, that follows through
And leads dear God, to you.
To my Pilot Son, by Mignon E. Worley.

This poem, written by Mrs. Gilbert L. Worley sr., 4938 Wyandotte st., K.C., was read at memorial service May 18, for her son, Lieut. Gilbert Worley, jr., 23 years old, who died May 16, following a plane crash May 12 near Indianapolis. Lieutenant Worley, a graduate of the University of Kansas in 1941, had been in the army air corps one year. He was an instructor at the army air base at Garden City, Kan., and was returning from a flight to the East when the crash occurred. Mr. and Mrs. Worley were former Winston residents and the son, Lieut. Worley was born there.

Navy Petty Officer Rating
Robert L. Roberts, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Roberts, Gallatin, was awarded a petty officer rating as signalman, third class, upon completing 16 weeks of training at the Navy’s school for signalmen on the campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., Monday. Included in a class of 158 Bluejackets, 96 of whom were given ratings, he awaits assignment to duty with the fleet or at a shore station.

Lieut. Marion Ward Home
Marion Francis Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vess Ward, north Daviess County, came Monday for a visit with his parents. Marion Francis has finished his training at Fort Sill, Okla., and is now a second lieutenant

U.S. Navy Petty Officer
Fallis Pogue who has been in the United States Navy for more than a year. He enlisted February 16, 1942. He took his "boot" training at the Great Lakes, Ill., Navy station, later attending school at the Navy Pier at Chicago. For several months he has been stationed at Altameda, Cali. He holds the rating of petty officer, 3rd class. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Pogue, northeast of Gallatin. Navy life agrees with Fallis as he has added a good many pounds to his weight and he shows it in his picture, a rather "full moon" face.

Cousins in Engineer’s Corps
Pvt. Lawrence G. Lukehart (picture) and Pvt. Earl D. Woody (picture), cousins, both of Gallatin, are both in the engineer corps of the U. S, Army, and stationed at Camp Swift, Tex. The two boys enlisted at the same time and left the home town together. Private Lawrence (better known to his friends as "Red") Lukehart is a son of Mrs. Lorene Lukehart of Gallatin. His father, Garland Lukehart, was recently returned to this county from overseas, having been wounded in action. Pvt. Earl D. Woody is a son of Lewis and Cuma Woody of Gallatin. Private Lukehart’s address is SN, 37500698-B No. 1, 528th Engr. Co., H.L., Camp Swift, Tex." and Pvt. Earl Woody’s address is "SN, 37500309 – 528th Engr., Co. L, Camp Swift, Tex." Both of the boys say army life is o.k. thus far, and they like the state of Texas as well as the branch of service they have been assigned to.

V.J. Ward Attending School
V.J. Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ward of Lincoln township, who enlisted in the Navy Reserve is now stationed at Michigan. He is attending college. His address is A.S. V.J. Ward, Room 300 Sqdn K, Mason Hall, Army Air Crew Detachment, East Lansing, Michigan.

Made Flying Trip Home
Staff Sgt. Hubert Nevin Smith and Tech. Sgt. Huett, mechanic, of Fort Leonard Wood, visited Staff Sgt. Smith’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Smith, northwest of Jamesport Sunday. They flew here in an airplane and landed in a pasture near the Smith home. It was a surprise for the parents, but it was soon over and Mr. and Mrs. Smith took a ride with their son at the controls.

Cpl. Forrest Brown Home
Cpl. Forest Brown of the Marines at San Diego, Cali., is here on a 15-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown northwest of Jamesport.

Home on Furlough
Bob Roberts, 3d Class Petty Officer in the Navy Signal Corps, who has been stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training station, is at home on furlough, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Roberts near Jameson.

Completes "Boot Training"
J.T. Hartpence, who joined the Navy eight weeks ago has completed his "boot training" at Farragut, Idaho, and is at home on furlough, visiting homefolks.

Home for Week End
Cpl. Donald A. Brown of Camp Crowder, Mo., spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Brown of Jameson.

Pvt. Robert Long to Jefferson Barracks
Pvt. Robert Lee Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Long, who entered the service about five weeks ago, has been transferred from Fort Leavenworth to Jefferson Barracks, with his address as Pvt. Robert L. Long, 37523446, Sqd. B. 26th Tr. Sp U, S. Army Air Corps, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Cpl. Ferris E. Brown Home
Cpl. Ferris E. Brown is home or a 15-day furlough visiting his parents, Mr. and Mr. Walter Brown and other friends and relatives. He is attached to the aviation department in the Marines located at San Diego, Cali. He enlisted in the Marines in August, 1942.

Home on Furlough
Pvt. Howard Adkison of Fort Dix, N.J. spent a 10-day furlough with his wife and parents. He is with motorized unit and making it fine.

Cpl. Leahman Carder Home
Cpl. Leahman Carder enjoyed 7-day furlough at home visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Carder and other relatives. He returned to Pine Camp, New York and was accompanied to Kansas City by Abe Carder, Miss Thelma Carder and Miss Pauline Henderson of Mountain Home, Ark.

Sgt. Eben Smith Here
Sgt. Eben Smith, in the army air corps and stationed at Luke Field, Phoenix, Ariz., is home on a 15 day furlough to visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. Dow Smith.

Two Sons in Service
T.F. Troxel of Gallatin has two sons in the service. One son, Thos. Troxel is an aviation cadet. He has had training at Clearwater, Fla., and Oakland, Calif., and was recently transferred to Kearns, Utah. He expects to take a 5 months college course during his training. Another son, Ralph Troxel in the U.S. Navy. He service planes on an island "somewhere across seas." For a time, both of the boys were stationed in California and during that time were enabled to spend three Sundays together.

Will Take Officer’s Training
Corporal Gilbert Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Brown of Jameson, is at home on a furlough from army duties. Cpl. Brown, enroute to Fort Benning, Georgia to enter officer’s training school. He has been in the army 17 months. Prior to entering the service, he taught in the high school at Forrest City, Mo., and Iowa.

Will Take Officer’s Training
Corporal Gilbert Brown, song of Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Brown of Jameson, is at home on a furlough from army duties. Cpl. Brown is enroute to Fort Benning, Georgia, to enter officer’s training school. He has been in the army 17 months. Prior to entering the service, he taught in the high school at Forrest City, Mo. and in Iowa.

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

Hometown News — May 20, 1943

Miss Wanner Joins WAVES
Miss Lorene Wanner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Wanner, Lock Springs, Mo., has become a member of the WAVES and is waiting for her call into service. She took her examinations and oath in St. Louis, Mo., and expects to be sent to Hunters College in New York. Miss Wanner is a graduate of the Lock Springs High school and Maryville State Teachers’ college. For the past two years she has taught music in the high school at Owensville, Mo.

Sgt. Edw. Peniston Transferred
Camp Lejeune, New River. N.C., May 10 — Platoon Sergeant Edwin T. Peniston, Gallatin, Mo., has been transferred from this Marine Base to Philadelphia, Pa., where he has entered First Sergeants School for a six-week course. Successful completion of this training will qualify Sgt. Peniston for advancement. Sgt Peniston is a son of Mr. and Mrs. T.T. Peniston of South of Gallatin.

He Is a Gun Expert
Warrant Officer Elmer E. Franklin, Camp Chaffee, Ark., who has been in the army for 13 years is expert in gun mechanism. Many improvements devised by him on various guns have been accepted by ordnance and he is contributing much to his country as well as achieving a name for himself. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Franklin of Sheridan Township. He has many friends in the county who will be glad to note his success.

Completes Basic at Farragut
Fred Croy, U.S. Navy, recently completed his basic training at Camp Ward, Farragut, Idaho. Out of a class of 155, Fred had second highest grades, being graduated with a grade of 99. He is a son of E. Croy of Gallatin.

Aviation Cadet
AV-C. Nylen W. Edwards son of Postmaster Bertha E. Edwards, Winston, Mo., who has finished his training at Athens, Ga., and has entered a school of navigation at Hollywood, Fla.

Three Neal Brothers in Service
Pfc. Edgar Neal, who is stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., came last Sunday and remained until Wednesday visiting his parents, Mrms. H.A. Neal in Sheridan township. Edgar is driving a truck at Ft. Sill and he has been in army service nine months. Mrs. Neal and Miss Dorothy Moore of Cowgill went to Kansas City with Edgar Wednesday morning and they spent the day with Mrms. Chester Ganser and children. Mrms. Neal have two other sons in service. Fred Neal, the eldest son, was called to service with the Seabees on April 1st and is stationed at Camp Peary, Va. His wife is working at Lake City. Pfc. Bernard Neal entered service February 16th and is attending an engineering school for the air corps at Greely, Colo.— Hamilton Advocate-Hamiltonian.

Dies in Air Crash in Arizona
Wilford D. Booth, 22 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Booth of Cainsville, and all five members of the crew of a navy transport plane, missing since Jan. 21, died in a crash in the mountainous country near Flagstaff, Ariz., it was announced Sunday. Wreckage of the plane was found by a high school hiking club on the 10,000-foot elevation of the San Francisco peaks. Young Booth was a flight mechanic on the transport.

His Daddy in the Service
This is the handsome likeness of Master Kenneth Wayne Long, 7˝ months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Long of Gallatin. The father is stationed at Camp Pendleton, Va., and is attached to the 46th Coast artillery. Prior to entry into the service, Feb. 20, last, Hubert was one of the owners of the Gallatin Hardware. Master Kenneth Wayne is a fine looking youngster and will be a worthy addition to future America—they’ll be running the government in a mighty short period after the war. Mrs. Long was the former Marie Stretch.

Quartermaster Lieutenant
Chauncey McCrary, formerly of this county, and more recently of Phoenix, Ariz., entered the armed forces in March as a First Lieutenant. He is in the quartermaster’s corps and at present is stationed in New Jersey, where he is studying canteen work. His wife, the former Miss Frances Musselman, will continue her residence in Phoenix for the present, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will McCrary, also former Daviess Countians, reside.

Paul Auienrieth Home
Paul Autenreith of New River, N.C., came during the week end for a visit with his parents Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Autenreith, Breckenridge. Monday he visited with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Farrar, in Chillicothe. Seaman Paul, a boatswain mate, second class, enlisted in the Navy two years ago this month,

Medal for Heroism
Sgt. Howard W. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Clark, of McFall, Mo., has been awarded the Soldiers’ Medal for heroism in saving the lives of his comrades, according to an Associated Press story from Australia. The award, made by Lieut. Gen. G.C. Kenney, commander of allied forces in the southwest Pacific, was given to Sgt. Clark because he risked his own life by lowering himself beneath the fuselage of a bomber on which he was engineer and succeeded in freeing a locked wheel to enable the bomber to complete a safe landing.— Pattonsburg Call.

Cablegram from Son
Mrs. George White received a cablegram Tuesday from her son, Ray, who is somewhere in Alaska. He sent the cablegram for Mother’s Day, but it was a little delayed in reaching Mrs. White, due to the fact it had to be sent by mail after reaching Bethany.— Gilman City Tribune.

Pfc. Carl Gutshall Transferred
Pfc. Carl Gutshall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Gutshall, of near Gilman City, has been transferred from Miami, Fla., to Seymour Field, N.C., and says that he finds it rather cool there at night, although it warms up some in the daylight hours. At this new station, Pfc. Gutshall will attend the army air forces technical school, and at its completion, he will become corporal. Seymour Johnson Field is a new field, just being built.

Hot Weather in Texas
Sgt. Fred Irwin, who arrived home today from Fort Sam Houston, Tex., without a coat, needed to find a fire right away. Sgt. Irwin said it was 100 degrees, plenty hot, when he left San Antonio, Tex. He is in the signal corps.

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

Hometown News — May 13, 1943

Stationed at Laredo, Texas
Pvt. Archie Linville, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Linville, Gallatin, Mo., is now stationed at Laredo, Texas. Archie is in the air corps and is now going to a gunnery school. He says his work is very interesting and he likes it fine. His address is Pvt. Archie Linville, ASN 37504386, 6th Gunnery School, L.A.A.F. Laredo, Texas.

Visited Twin Sons in Service
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Marshall and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bobby Marshall, of near Gilman City have just returned from St. Louis where they visited their twin sons in the service of Uncle Sam. One son, Billie Marshall, is in the navy, and stationed at St. Louis where he is taking a special course in electricity. The other son, Bobby Marshall, is in the army, and stationed at Camp Campbell, Ky. He came to St. Louis Sunday where he met his parents and brother, and they were joined by the sister and daughter, Mrs. Mona Marshall Payne of Kansas City and all spent Mother’s Day together in St. Louis. Wood Morsall and son, Charles, also were in St. Louis for the day and visited relatives there.

Doing O.K. in Florida
Pvt. L.O. Gillihan, Daviess County prosecuting attorney, now in the U.S. Army, and stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla., writes his parents he is getting along o.k. with army duties. He has finished his everyday drilling, and now is doing some special studies on guns. He met up with two other Gallatin young men in the same camp the other day, Oscar Elbert and John Wilder. He says Johnnie Wilder is training for a cook.

Prisoner in German Camp
Charlie Davis, son of Charles Davis of Cameron, is a prisoner in a German prison camp, according to word received by his father. Charley was serving with a tank division in Africa when he was captured. In a recent letter to his father, which was published in the Cameron News-Observer, he stated that the prisoners get Red Cross boxes from England and America. He said that he was "in a pretty good camp" and asked his father to send him a few articles from home.

U.S. Marine Officer
Randall W. Tedlock son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob W. Tedlock of Gallatin, who was recently commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserve after completing his officer’s training at Quantico, Va. Lieut. Tedlock, who enlisted in the Marine Corps last September, is a graduate of Maryville State Teachers’ college. A brother, Sgt James M. Tedlock is with the U.S. Army.

Thirty-three Months in Alaska
Old Daviess County dirt looks mighty good to Sgt. Loren Butler of the U.S. armed forces, home on a furlough after 33 month spent in Alaska. Sgt. Butler is visiting his mother, Mrs. W.J. Miller and Mr. Miller of the Coffey community, and was a Gallatin visitor yesterday. "Yes, I note many changes in my many months’ absence and everything looks mighty good to me in the home county," added Sgt. Butler. "I had the good fortune to run into a Gallatin soldier boy, Robert Drummond, just before leaving Alaska for the states. Robert was o.k." Sgt. Butler has a 20-day furlough, and will return to Fort Lewis, Wash. He is attached to the field artillery.

Harters Hear From Their Soldier Sons
Mrms. Linus Harter of the Kidder community received a phone call Saturday evening from Flying Cadet Linus Harter Jr., and Mrs. Harter, of Superior, Wise. Mrs. Harter Jr., lives in Kansas City and had gone to Superior to spend a few days with her husband. They received a letter from their son, Dale, stationed in Australia, and a letter from their son, Jimmie, in the state of Washington. The boys are all well. —Cameron Progress.

Quartermaster Lieutenant
A young man of whom Bethany has always been proud is Leiut. Fred L. Porter, son of Mrs. Lillian (Ballard) Porter of Jefferson, Ia., and the late Leslie Porter. "Freddie" was born in Bethany 28 years ago next August, 18 and was graduated from the high school here in 1933. Before entering the service July 6, 1942, he was a salesman for the Seitz Packing Company of St. Joseph. He received his basic training at Camp Lee, Va., and was then assigned to an officer candidate school at Ft. Warren, near Cheyenne, Wyo., where he was commissioned second lieutenant in the quartermaster corps on Feb. 19, this year. Since being commissioned he has served at Fort Riley, Kan., a return hitch at Ft. Warren, and is now stationed at Camp McCoy, Wise. His wife is the former Rebecca Foley of Gallatin.— Bethany Times.

Cpl. Harley Willis Visits Here
Cpl. Harley R. Willis of Camp San Luis Obispo, Call, and Margaret Wills of Kansas City came here Saturday to visit their daughter, Sylvia Carrol Willis in the Estes Whitt home and also other relatives and friends. Harley has been with the U.S. armed forces over two years and says army life is not so bad, but that the Axis can’t be whipped any too soon to suit him.

Pvt. Marion Caldwell Transferred
Pvt. Marion Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Caldwell, has been transferred from Camp Robinson, Ark., to a camp in Washington State. His address is Pvt. Marion Caldwell, 37500199, Hd. Co., Ord. Detch, Sta Comp., APO 997, Care postmaster, Seattle, Wash

Ernest Eads in Hospital
Ernest Eads, RM 3-c U.S. Naval Reserve is confined in a hospital in Bremerton, Wash. He expects to be out again in two weeks. His address is Ernest N. Eads RM 3-c Ward C. Naval hospital Bremerton, Wash. Another son of Mr. and Mrs. C.I. Eads is stationed at Camp Wheeler, Ga. He is Lt. Albert I. Eads. Albert was promoted to rank of 1st Lieutenant March 19.

Bill Miller in Air Corps
Bill Miller, who was recently inducted into the armed forces, is stationed at Jefferson Barracks in ground crew of U.S. Army Air Force. His address is Wm. O. Miller, Sqd. A 24th Trg. Group, U.S. Army Air Force, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Terry from New York
Thomas Laverne Terry, seaman, first class, arrived from New York Friday evening and is visiting his parents, Mrms. Andy Terry at Gil-man Cit. Laverne, as he is known to friends, enlisted early last summer and received basic training at Great Lakes, 111. He was at sea nearly six months and during that time was unable to send any communication to his parents until about a month ago. He will leave Gilman Friday, May 14, to resume his duties on the eastern coast. His address: Thomas Laverne Terry, S-lst-c, Armed Guard Center, 502nd St., First Ave., South Brooklyn, N.Y. — Bethany Times

Pvt. Garland Lukehart Back to States
Pvt. Garland Lukehart writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lukehart, from a camp in North Carolina, he has been returned to the states from across seas. He says he is recovering from wounds received in action and will probably be discharged, Garland went from this country to England.

Jas. G. Rawley in North Africa
James G, Rawley of Winston, with the armed forces in North Africa, has been right on the scene where the fighting has been going on and helping rout the Germans from Tunisia. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Rawley and is attached to the coast guard. He has been overseas for more than a year. His parents received four letters from their son last week at the same time. The last one was dated April 4. He said he was o.k. then, and recently had been in an African barley field which was up to his waist, and looked like it might make 40 bushels to the acre. It must have been pretty good barley because James G. stands 6 feet 2 inches.

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

Hometown News — May 6, 1943

Aviation Radioman
Donald Houghton (picture) Gallatin young man and son of Rural Route Carrier Marshall S. Houghton and wife, in the U.S. Navy, and who holds the rating of aviation radioman, second class. Donald is somewhere on the Pacific. He has been in the Navy 14 months. Since joining in the navy his family has increased. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Houghton April 2nd, and the young man answers to the name of Donald L., Junior.

Cpl. Chas. Everly on Furlough
Tech. Cpl. Chas. Everly is home from Camp Beale, Cali., on a furlough. Charles is attached to a tank unit. He has been in the service since last November. He says he meets up ever once in awhile with Master Sgt. Don Swofford, also stationed at Camp Beale.

Nilmarth Brown on Furlough
Nilmarth Brown, pharmacist’s mate 3rd Class of the U.S. Navy, who is stationed at Sampson, N.Y., is spending a week’s furlough with his wife of Pattonsburg and his mother, Mrs. Pauline Brown of Jameson.

Lieut. Glenwood Black on Furlough
Lieut. Glenwood Black of the United States Navy is home on a short furlough visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Black and other relatives and friends. Lieut. Glenwood is on submarine duty and has many interesting experiences to relate. He made a most interesting talk before the Rotary club Tuesday, but asked not to be quoted. Doubtless Lieut. Glenwood has seen plenty of action. Not so many months ago he had the happy privilege of meeting up with his cousin, Galen Graham, when both happened to be docked. Galen is in the navy, also.

Tech. Cpl. Virgil Brown Home
Tech. Corporal Virgil Brown is home on a 12-day furlough from army duties at Camp Barkeley, Tex., and visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown of the Jamesport community. Cpl. Brown has been in the army 14 months and is a mechanic in a motorized infantry regiment.

Cpl. Wm. M. Lollar Home
Cpl. Wm. Lollar enjoyed an 11-day furlough at home and visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Lollar of the Lock Springs community. He has returned to Camp Barkeley, Tex., and was accompanied to Kansas City by his parents.

Stationed at Pueblo, Colo.
Cadet Chester Coen has received official notice to report at the Pueblo airport for his fourth course in war training service. This course is known as the Link Instrument course and only one other school in the United States teaches it. It requires two months for completion. Mrs. Coen will remain at Kirksville where she is employed with the Southwest Bell Telephone Co. — Jamesport Gazette

 "Lingo" Gives Them Away
Lowrey Field, Colo. (4-28-43) — "Dear Friend Fred: "Just to let you know I’m still alive and doing o.k. Am going to Technical Training school here learning armament, which is very interesting to me. I met boys from every state in the U.S.A. and I can spot their home community without their saying about their home state. Each locality has its own manner of expression and I get quite a kick out of the boys from Georgia and Alabama. Their typical southern drawl gives them away. I had my basic training in Clearwater, Fla. A beautiful place on Tampa Bay. We could watch the tide come in and the sea gulls were almost tame. I stayed in the largest frame hotel in the world, just 1,500 rooms and halls almost half a mile long. "Had the pleasure of meeting Harry James, piano player, while there. Some prominent men are joining the air force all the time. And it is a great organization, too. Tell Joe Tate, he could play golf at Clearwater, for they have an 18-hole course there, but he will have to wait until peace time for it. "Well, Fred, I wish I could write more, but it is almost time to retire. So if you will change my address from Buckley Field to Lowrey Field, I will appreciate it. I always look forward to the old hometown paper. Thanking you in advance and wishing you and the force luck, I remain your friend, Pfc. Forrest W. Lukehart, 21st T.S.S. Lowrey Field, Colo.

Pvt. Marvin Carter Located
Pvt. Marvin L. Carter writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Carter, that he is permanently located at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, which is a new camp under construction at this time and is the second of its kind to be built It is located 75 miles from Raleigh, N.C. Marvin’s address is Pvt. Marvin L. Carter 37520, 1030, Hg. Co. 1, Bn, 194th, Glider Inft., AB Div APO 492, Camp Mackall, N.C. Mrs. Carter is with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Parker, in Trenton at present. — Jamesport Gazette.

In California Camp
Pvt. Junior Ragan, of Gallatin, well known local young man, is in Uncle Sam’s army and stationed at San Luis Obispo, Cali. Junior writes he is well pleased with the army and only recently returned from several weeks on maneuvers. Junior is in the infantry. In civilian life Junior operated a coal truck and knows "how to get the job done."

Jack Weldon on Furlough
Jack Weldon of the U.S. Navy is home on a furlough and visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Weldon of Harrison Township. Jack has been in Alaska, but is now on navy duty around Seattle, Wash.

Stf. Sgt. Dudley Townsend on Furlough
Stf. Sgt. Dudley Townsend is home on furlough and visiting his father, Luther Townsend in Harrison township and other relatives and friends. Sgt. Dudley is an instructor in the air corps. Prior to entry into the service he was a school teacher.

Wants Address Changed
Connie Binney writes from Camp Barkeley, Texas to change the address of his paper. It has been going to Louisiana where his outfit was on maneuvers, Connie adds: "Everything the same here as always. Was 99 Sunday and Monday was cool enough to wear a light coat. Dry here—hasn’t trained like last year. Training seemed to have speeded up."

Pvt. Virgil Coen in California
Pvt. Virgil E. Coen is now in California on desert maneuvers. His address is 37239169, Btry C. 981 Bn. APO 441 Care P.M. Los Angeles, Cali.

Pvt. Rob’t Place in Australia
Friends here of Pvt. Rob’t Place received a V-Mail letter from him in Australia. He says he is a very busy man, the Australian girls are attractive but there is no place like old Missouri. He says the weather is fine and he is o.k. and still glad to hear from old friends.

Lieut. L.H. Weldon Overseas
First Lieut. L.H. (Hammie) Weldon has arrived safely overseas, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Weldon. He is an aviator and attached to a bomb squadron. His brother, Pvt. Howard C. Weldon is at Camp Polk, La., and is a driver in a tank corps division. Howard’s address is Co. H, 36th AR-8th AD — APO 258, Camp Polk, La.

Assistant Navy Chaplain
Rev. O.L. Watkins advises his son, Quentin Watkins, chief yeoman in the U.S. Navy, is now serving as an assistant chaplain on a troop transport traveling the Pacific. Prior to this service, Quentin was a ship service clerk and stationed at Treasure Island, Cali.

Lieut. Jack Brown Busy Officer
Lieut. Jack Brown writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Brown at Gallatin that he is a mighty busy officer these days. In addition to his company duties with 220 men, Lieut. Jack is the mail censor, and this work requires a lot of his time. His mother, Mrs. Willis Brown, is recovering satisfactorily from a broken bone, just above the ankle, and is getting along on crutches.

Pvt. Robt. Harlow in North Carolina
Pvt. Robert L. Harlow, formerly of Jameson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Harlow of Altamont, is stationed at Camp Marshall, North Carolina. His address is: Pvt. Robert L. Harlow, 375-21549, Co. E. 193rd Glider Infr., 17 AB Div. APO 452, Camp Mackall, N.C.

Letter from Soldier Reported Missing
Mrs. Earl Shirley of Gilman City has received a letter from her husband, Private Earl C. Shirley, who was reported missing in action in the North African area since March 30, according to a communication Mrs. Shirley received from the Secretary of War. The letter received by Mrs. Shirley on April 26, was written by her husband April 6, and was censored Monday, April 12, several days after he had been reported missing in action. In Monday’s letter, Private Shirley stated his company had been moving about considerably, which might account for the missing in action report. At the time he wrote the letter, Private Shirley was unaware of the fact his wife had received the communication. Private Shirley was inducted into the army July 10, 1942 and had been stationed at camps in Kansas, Texas and Maryland and received his basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. He is over 38 and would have received his honorable discharge sometime ago, but his papers had not been quite completed when his company was sent to North Africa. — Gilman City Tribune

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

Hometown News — May 6, 1943

Meet in North Africa
Staff Sgt. Donald Lee Whitt writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Whitt he had a happy surprise the other day in North Africa. As he was entering the mess hall he met Ross Culver, former Gallatin boy and son of Cliff Culver, south of town. Donald Lee and Ross are both gunners on flying fortresses, and are seeing plenty of action on the African front.

At Greenville, Penna.
Pvt. J.P. Mikes, Daviess county young man, and son of Mrs. Bessie Mikes, Rt. 4 Gallatin, has been in the service for several months, and is now stationed at Greenville, Pa. J.P. is attached to Co. B, 6th Bn. Replacement depot. He writes he is getting along splendidly in the army, and from his picture it would seem he was "picking up in weight," a habit a lot of the boys acquire when they get into the army.

At Oklahoma Air Depot
Pvt. Harlan Harvey Kinzie, formerly of Coffey, Mo., is now stationed at Tinker Field, Okla. He is attached to a headquarters squadron at this model establishment of the Air Service Command for the maintenance and repair of aircraft and the training of air depot groups. Private Kinzie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kinzie. He was engaged in farming prior to entering the army.

Soldier Figures His Wages
A soldier in a camp far from Independence, wrote his wife the other day. It was the usual letter, wondering how the family was getting along and telling of the usual routine, but there was a significant point he made that may have reverberations after the war, according to the Independence Examiner. Near the close of his letter, he said. "I had a straight 19 hours of work today. We came in dog tired. Someone switched on the radio and we got a newscast. The commentator was telling about John L. Lewis defying the WLB over the coal miners’ threatened strike. They want higher wages of course. We figured out what our wages had been for our 19-hour day. They were less than 10 cents an hour."

Commissioned in the Marines
Randall Tedlock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tedlock, of Gallatin was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marines recently. Lieutenant Tedlock received his schooling at Quantic, Virginia. He has been home on furlough and after completion of same, will be stationed at San Diego, Cali.

Robert Burner, Aviation Cadet
Cedar Fall, la. — Pvt. Robert Theodore Bruner, 22, of Nickerson, Neb., son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill M. Bruner, Nickerson, Nebr., has arrived at the 801 A.A.F. College Training Detachment, Iowa State Teachers’ College for course of Army Air Force instruction lasting approximately five months prior to his appointment as an Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Forces. During this period he will take numerous academic courses, as well as elementary flying training. Upon completion of the course he will be classified as a pilot, navigator or bombardier and go on to schools of the Flying Training Command for training in these specialties.

Somewhere On Atlantic
Wayne L. Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pierce Northwest of town, in the U.S. Navy and took initial training at the Naval training station at Great Lakes, Ill. He went into service August 1st, 1942. At present he is somewhere on the Atlantic. He writes his parents he is getting to see a "lot of the world."

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

Hometown News — April 29, 1943

Chas. Woody Graduates
Chas. N. Woody, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Woody, Weatherby, Mo., graduated this week from a course in aircraft engines conducted by the Army Air forces in aircraft engines conducted by the Air Forces Technical Training Command at the Wright Aeronautical Corporation at Patterson, N.J. Woody, who has previously graduated from an airplane mechanics school in the AAF Technical Training Command, has been promoted to corporal in recognition to his aptitude for specialized technical work. Only men who receive grades well above average in general alertness and mechanical aptitude tests are selected for technical training. While at the Wright plant, Woody, received specialized training in the repair and maintenance of Wright airplane engines, of the combat crew of any Army Air Force unit. Woody entered service Oct. 27, 1942.

Promoted to Tech. Sgt.
W.E. (Eddie) Runnels, son of W.C. Runnels, of Gallatin, has been promoted from a staff sergeant to technical sergeant. Sgt. Eddie Runnels, a Gallatin boy, has made a fine record in the army. He has been in the army 21 years and at present is an instructor and commandant at the Jefferson Davis high school, Houston, Tex.

Army Cook
Pfc. Floyd D. Gwinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gwinn of Coffey, Mo. Pfc. Gwinn is a cook on maneuvers in Tennessee. He has two other brothers in the army, Pfc. Delbert Gwinn in California and Pvt. Walter Gwinn in Kentucky. Pfc. Gwinn writes he is getting along o.k. in the army and that it requires a lot of food to feed hungry soldiers.

To Washington, D.C.
Wilbur Salmon, petty officer, U.S. Navy, has been sent from Bremerton, Wash., to Washington, D.C., for the three weeks special training in advanced gunners mate school. He is the son of Mrs. Jack Davisson of Coffey. —Pattonsburg Call.

Three-Month X-Ray Course
Pfc. Joseph Franklin Jeff Curtis, who is now stationed at Robins field, Warner Robins, Ga., has finished an eight week’s training at Fort Ben Harrison, Ind., hospital and is now taking a three-month course in X-Ray at Warner Robins hospital. Joseph Franklin Jeff Curtis is a son of Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Curtis of 518 N. 20th 5t, St. Joseph, Mo., who formerly lived at Altamont, Mo.

Army Truck Driver
(Picture) Pvt. James D. Teel (J.D.), son of Mr. and Mrs. James Teel of Gallatin, is stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark. He writes home that he is a truck driver and likes it fine. He enjoys all the letters he receives from his friends. J.D. was inducted into the army in December. A second son, Wayne, was inducted into the armed forces March 5, is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. His address is Pvt. Rex W. Teel (37510944), Co. B, 738 T.K.B.N. (M.) Harmony church area, Fort Benning, Ga.

Promoted To Sergeant
Cpl. Fred Irwin, with a signal corps battalion, and stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., has been promoted to the rank of sergeant.

John D. Trotter in Marines
John D. Trotter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Trotter, of Kansas City, formerly of Gallatin, is now in the United States Marines. He went into the service April 2nd. His address is "Pvt. John D. Trotter, Pit. 303, R.D.M.C.B., San Diego Cali."

Mrs. Glenn Walker to Seattle
Mrs. Glenn Walker of Cameron has gone to Seattle, Wash, for an indefinite visit with her husband, who is a mechanic in the air corps and expects to be sent soon to foreign duty. Mrs. Walker will also be a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. McCary. Mr. McCary is a brother of Mrs. J.O. Walker, the mother of Glenn.— Hamilton Advocate Hamiltonian

Two Grandsons in Service
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Morris of Gallatin will shortly have two grandsons in the service. J.C. Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Morris, of Kansas City, is in the air corps, and stationed at Salt Lake City, Utah. Robert Morris Lindsay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lindsay of Independence, Mo., goes into the service shortly. At present he is a member of the R.O.T.C. Mrs. Lindsay is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris.

Freddie Albrecht in England
Mr. and Mrs. John Albrecht received a letter Tuesday from their son, Freddie Albrecht from England. Freddie is in the air Corps and was only recently sent across. He says the English treat them fine, the weather is good, and everything is green over there.

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

Hometown News — April 22, 1943

Missing in Action

Mrs. Nona Shirley, of Gilman City, received a message Saturday stating her husband, Pvt. Earl C. Shirley, was missing in action in North Africa. Pvt. Shirley is 41 years old, and was inducted into the army July 10, 1942, and had been stationed at camps in Kansas, Texas and Maryland, before leaving February 4, for overseas duty. Private and Mrs. Shirley were married last November at Baltimore. Missing in action, of course, could mean several different things, but hope is held it merely means he is missing from his company and will be accounted for at a later date. Pvt. Shirley operated a milk truck between Gilman City and Trenton before entering Army service, the same having been sold in February to Garland Johnson.—Gilman City Tribune.

Was At Pearl HarborRobert Sweany, home on furlough visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sweany of the Santa Rosa community, was a Gallatin visitor today. In a coast artillery unit, Robert was in Pearl Harbor at the time of the Jap attack, and saw plenty of action. He has now been sent back to the states to a cooks and bakers school, and is stationed at Camp Cook, Cal. He reenlisted in the army in 1940. He has two brothers in the service, Dale Sweany in India and Gerald Sweany at Pasadena, Cali.

Miss Wilson in the WAVESMiss Frances Wilson, Yoeman Third class, Petty officer U.S. Women’s Reserve (WAVES), came home last week on a 9-day leave and is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Foster Wilson of Altamont, Mo. Since February 12, Miss Wilson has been in training at the Naval Training School (Yeoman), Oklahoma A. & M. College, Stillwater, Okla. She has now been assigned to duty of a confidential nature and will report for this duty in the near future. Previous to her enlistment in the WAVES, Miss Wilson was employed in Kansas City, Mo., as a secretary and assistant to the personnel director of Crown Drug Company. A brother, Pvt. John F. Wilson joined the army on the same date, February 12, and at the present time is stationed at Camp Pendleton, Va.

To Navy Pre-Flight SchoolRandall H. Lary, RFD No. 2, Jameson, has reported at the U.S. Navy pre-flight school at St. Mary’s college in California, where he will undergo three months of pre-flight training before beginning primary flight training at a naval reserve air base. At the pre-flight school, the cadets will participate in a program designed to make them stronger and tougher, both physically and mentally, than the enemies they will meet. They will engage in approximately seven hours of hard exercise daily and will also receive instructions in military drill, communication, navigation, naval lore, seamanship and several other specialties.

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

Hometown News — April 22, 1943

In The Hawaiian Islands
Pvt. Alvin Leroy Elder is now stationed in the Hawaiian Islands. He joined the army Nov. 11 and was sent from Sacramento, Cali., to Hawaii. Pvt. Elder is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Elder of Jameson. His wife, Mrs. Lola Elder, is residing in Jameson.

Pfc. Jack Poage on Furlough
Jack Poage arrived Wednesday for a visit with his wife and little daughter at Trenton and his father, Sam Poage, and other relatives here. He was graduated from the gunnery school at Fort Myers, Fla., recently. — Jamesport Gazette.

Dick Doty Enlisted
Richard Doty, 17 year old son of Mrs. Helen Doty of 471 West Crowder Road, Trenton has enlisted at the naval aviation cadet selection board as an apprentice seaman, V-5, in the United States naval reserve. He is now a senior in the Trenton high school and some time after he graduates and becomes 18 years old, he will be transferred to class V-5, naval aviation cadet, and will begin training leading to a commission as a flying officer in the Naval Reserve in the Marine Corps Reserve. — Republican-Times.

Three Sons in Service
Mr. and Mrs. Jonothan Trotter of near Gallatin have three sons in the service. Glen Trotter, in the Navy three years, is a petty officer, F.C., 3rd class. He was at Pearl Harbor at the time of the bombing and his ship was suck and he swam to safety. Pvt. Harry Trotter, in the army only a few months, is at Camp Adair, Ore. Staff Sgt. Forest Trotter, in the service two years, in stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky.

Earl Binney at Farragut, Ida.
Recruit training began at Farragut, Idaho, this week for Earl Courter Binney of Gallatin, Mo., who is a recent arrival at the U.S. Naval Training Station. This new representative of Uncle Sam’s navy training station will be given a complete training in the fundamentals of seamanship and other phases of this navy’s program to develop capable men for the fighting fleet. Additional training may be received at one of the Navy’s service schools, provided the new recruit shows in training that he is capable of being a petty officer.

At Camp Roberts, Calif.
Pvt. David W. Hockensmith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hockensmith, inducted into the U.S. Army a short time ago, has been sent to Camp Roberts, Cali., and assigned to a field artillery unit.

Ernest Eads Transferred
Ernest N. Eads, RM Third Class has been transferred to Bainbridge Island, Port Blakely, Wash., recently, to a naval radio station. The men sent to Port Blakely were chosen because of previous sea duty. Ernest was a radio operator on a merchant ship for four months. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.I. Eads, Jamesport, Mo.

Ralph C. Cox in Idaho
Ralph C. Cox writes his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cox of the south part of Daviess County that he is stationed at Camp Ward, Farragut, Idaho. He resigned his position with the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C. and enlisted in the Navy. He is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph I. Cox of Independence.

Her Brother in Army
Mrs. Frank Ayers of Gallatin has received word that her brother Pvt. Robt. Turner, formerly of Trenton, is now in the U.S. army and was sent from Ft. Benning, Harrison Ind., to Camp Davis, N.C., where he is with the coast artillery and anti-aircraft division. He entered the service March 29. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Turner, also formerly of Trenton, now reside at Hammond, Ind. Pvt. Turner is 18 years of age.

Attending Radio School
Mrs. Ivan Minnick was up from Kansas City over the week end visiting homefolks, and informs us her husband, Ivan Minnick, in the army air corps, is now attending a radio school at Truex Field, Madison, Wisc. She visited him there last week.

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

Hometown News — April 22, 1943

Pvt. Howard Beaman Home
Pvt. Howard Beaman, of the Hardo army air field and navigation school of Texas, has been enjoying a 15-day furlough, accompanied by his wife, from San Antonia, Texas. They visited his parents, Ted Beaman and wife of Milan, Mo., for several days. His relatives gave a special dinner, spread in his honor at his sister’s home in Trenton, Mo., on Sunday, April 11, then they spent a few days with his wife’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller and other relatives near Jamesport. This former Jamesport couple started on their return trip to Texas by auto, on Thursday, April 15. Pvt. Beaman has been stationed at Hardo army air field and navigation school in Texas since he enlisted in the army air corps last October.

Pfc. Chas. Brandom Home
Pfc. Charles Dudley Brandom is home for a short furlough visit with his parents, Atty. and Mrs. Chas. D. Brandom. Charles Dudley is with an armored division and stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark. He looks splendid and as if army life agrees with him.

Tech. Cpl. Wilford McCoy on Furlough
Tech Cpl. Wilford McCoy is home on a 15-day furlough and is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McCoy and other relatives and friends. He is in the ordnance department. He is stationed at Camp Gruber, Okla., but has been on maneuvers since January 25, in Texas and Louisiana. Wilford is looking fine.

Arland Haynes Visits Here
Arland Haynes, fireman, second class, U.S. Navy, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Haynes, here for a couple of days. He is now back into his first trade. He is stationed at Port Hueneme, Cali., and is assigned to the shoe repair department. Arland was in training at Williamsburg, Va., but was transferred to the West Coast April 5. His wife continues to reside in Kansas City where she has employment.

Promoted To Corporal
Pvt. Harry Muller has been promoted to rank of corporal, and transferred from Amarillo Field, Tex. to San Diego, Cali. He is attending an advanced short course mechanics school in the army air corps. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Muller, south of town.

Naval Aviation Cadet
Naval Aviation Cadet James Weldon Macy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Macy of RFD No. 1, Gallatin, Mo., has been transferred to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., after successful completion of the primary flight training at the Naval Aid Station, Lambert Field, St. Louis, Mo. James Weldon Macy started his naval career by attending the Naval Pre-Flight school at Iowa City, la. He was transferred to this station on December 17, 1942. After three months of intermediate flight training at Pensacola, Fla., Macy will pin on his wings as a naval aviator and be commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve or a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps reserve.

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

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

Hometown News — April 15, 1943

Home on Short Furlough
Albert Zelenok and Donald Hockensmith were home from Camp Beaureguard, La., from Friday until Sunday. The boys are members of the 3rd regulars, a mechanized unit. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Zelenok, parents of Albert, and Mrs. Albert Zelenok and Miss Elsie Adkison, went to Kansas City Friday evening, met the boys and returned them home. On Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hockensmith, parents of Donald, took them back to catch their train on the return trip to the South. Both boys were looking "fit as a fiddle."

Billie Ray to West Coast
Billie Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Ray, north of Gallatin, has been transferred from the Great Lakes, Ill., naval training station to a navy school at San Diego, Cali. Billie says he is getting along o.k. in the navy.

It’s the Navy for These Boys
It’s the Navy for these future bluejackets from Gallatin, Mo., who arrived at the Farragut, Ida., Naval Training Station this week. This first step in their Navy career will consist of thorough drilling in seamanship, military discipline and Naval procedure in general. Physical fitness, a program being stressed in all phases of military life, will be one of the major factors in these new Bluejackets’ training. Actual experience with rowing boats will be taught by capable instructors, using vessels quartered on Lake Pend Oreille, Farragut’s "inland ocean." When the training has been completed, each man will be given a chance to qualify for one of the many Service Schools the Navy has to offer, transferred to other shore stations or sent immediately to become a member of Uncle Sam’s fighting fleet. These new men of the Navy from Gallatin are: Robert Junior Mundell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Mundell; John Wesley Ballard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ballard, Winston Ratliff, son of and Mrs. Joe Ratliff.

In Navy Over 2 Years
Ed Nichols (picture) son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Nichols of Gallatin, has been in the United States Navy two years and four months. Ed has seen a lot of the world, was at Pearl Harbor at the time of the bombing. He holds a rating of torpedo man, 3rd class. At present he is assigned to a rescue ship and has had special training in diving. He is somewhere in the Pacific. He has never had a furlough and the last letter the parents received was in January.

Sam Johnson Promoted
Mrs. Julia Sailor advises her son, Pvt. Sam Johnson, until a short time ago, manager of the local Crane Auto Supply store, has been promoted to corporal. Cpl. Sam has been stationed at Camp Gruber, Okla., but has been transferred to Shereveport, La., where his company is on maneuvers. He is attached to Co. A, 235th Engineers, 403 Annex, Care P.M. Shreveport, La.

Tech. Cpl. Jewel Brooks Home
Tech. Cpl. Jewell Brooks is Home from Camp Adair, Ore., on a furlough visit to his mother, Mrs. Tom Brooks and other relatives and friends. Cpl. Jewel has been in the service six months and is attached to an ordnance company. He says it does a lot of raining in that section of Oregon. Several Gallatin boys are in Camp Adair, including Sgt. Raymond Whitt and Pvt. Leonard Smith, but Jewell says he hasn’t had the good luck to run into any of them.

At Farragut, Idaho Naval Training Station
To begin training as a new recruit in one of the camps at this U.S. Naval Training Station this week is J.T. Hartpence, son of Mr. Lee Hartpence, Rt. 4, Gallatin, Missouri arrival at Farragut Idaho. While here, he will undergo a thorough schooling in various subjects including seamanship, physical fitness, discipline and other topics necessary to the making of a good sailor. At the conclusion of his training period, he will be given an opportunity to qualify for additional specialized training in one of the Navy’s Service Schools.

"Billy" Haynes Promoted
The promotion of William W. Haynes from the rank of Private First Class to the rank of Corporal has been announced by Col. Thomas R. Lynch, commanding officer of the Air Depot Training station at Will Rogers Field, Okla. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Haynes of Gallatin. He attended Gallatin High school and prior to entering the service of the Army Air Forces, December 26, 1942, was employed by Belger Cartage Service, Kansas City, Mo. A brother, Arland, is in the navy. Cpl. Haynes is at present assigned to duty with a quartermaster company of a service group now in training at this station. Before coming to this field, he was stationed at Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Joins the WAVES
Mrs. Eldon "Jack" Thomas, the former Margaret Greenwood, daughter of prosecuting Attorney and Mrs. Charles S. Greenwood of Chillicothe formerly of Jameson, has been sworn in as a WAVE and expects to be called for duty in the near future. Mrs. Thomas is a graduate of the Maryville State Teachers College. She also attended Park College for two years and Duke University, Durham, N.C., one year. For the past five year she has taught at the Utica high school. She has specialized in mathematics and science. A brother, Lt. Joseph A. Greenwood joined the Navy about a year ago and is stationed at Washington D.C. Both Mrs. Thomas and Lt. Greenwood are descendants of military men, their father, Atty. Greenwood, served as a volunteer officer during World War I. Joseph Greenwood, their grandfather, was a volunteer in the Union Army during the Civil War. Their maternal grandmother is a descendant of Capt. John Lawrence, author of the famous phrase, "Don’t give up the ship."

Sgt. Paul Worley Home
Staff Sgt. Paul Worley arrived Friday from Camp Polk, La., for a brief furlough visit with his father, Judge Hartford B. Worley and other relatives and friends. Sgt. Worley is attached to the medical corps, and likes the army life and his work.

Back To Old Job
Wm. Tarwater writes from Camp Crowder, Mo. "A few days ago I wrote you to change the address of my Gallatin paper, but now I find that the Army don’t want me and am going to be back at my old job at the Base Post office, Camp Crowder, Mo. William did not pass the examination at the induction center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.

"Connie" Binney
Pvt. Conrad (Connie) Binney of Camp Barkeley, Tex., arrived Thursday night for a furlough visit with relatives. Connie has been on maneuvers in Louisiana, but is returning to his regular camp at Camp Barkeley, Tex. This was his first furlough home, and he stopped at Topeka, Kan., to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Binney, enroute to Gallatin. For the present his father is doing construction work at Topeka. Connie is looking fine. He operates a supply truck at Camp Barkeley.

Macy Caldwell Navy Seaman
Macy Ote Caldwell, who has been in the navy, is now a seaman first class. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Caldwell of Jameson. His address is Camp Hill, Co. 196-43, Farragut, Idaho. N.T.S.

Transferred to Sheppard Field, Tex.
Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Wade have received word from their son, Brooks Wade, inducted into the army two weeks ago, that he has been transferred from Jefferson Barracks to Sheppard Field, Texas, where he will be assigned to the air corps.

Writes From Africa
Former Sheriff Frank Sweany had a letter the other day from one of his old employees, Charles Johnson, colored. Charles is with the armed forces and stationed in Africa. He is with a medical unit. Charles told Frank he couldn’t buy any mules in Africa, but could buy a lot of camels. He also added if he could meet up with someone from home he would feel a lot better. Before going into the service Charles helped Frank with his livestock.

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

Hometown News — March, 1943

Visit With Lt. Lumpkin
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Marshall of Jamesport returned home Saturday night from Kansas City where they had spent the week visiting her son, H.L. Lumpkin and wife, and where they met their grandson, Ralph Lumpkin, from Long Island, N.Y. He was returning from LaCross, Wis., where he had accompanied the body of a friend, Carl Holt, for burial. Mr. Holt was killed in a plane crash. Mr. Lumpkin is a Lieutenant in the air force and drives a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt which is the most heavily armed and armored and also the fastest and most powerful fighter in the world. This is a one-man plane. Lt. Lumpkin expects to go to Germany in about six weeks. He has visited in this city frequently as a boy and is now 22 years old.— Jamesport Gazette.

At Amarillo Army Air Field
Robert L. Drummond, son of Robert O. Drummond, Route No. 5, Gallatin, Mo., has begun an intensive course of study in aviation mechanics at this Army Air Field, one of the newest schools in the Army Air Forces Technical Command. He will spend several months at this great mechanics’ school, and upon graduation will be sent to one of Uncle Sam’s air bases, there to do his part in keeping America’s "Flying Fortresses" harassing the Axis. In addition to mechanical training, his course here will include army discipline and courtesy, military drill and physical exercise to put him in the peak of condition.

Ernest N. Eads Home on Visit
Ernest N. Eads, R.M. 3C, U.S. Naval Reserve, was home for a short visit last week. He has been on the Pacific and around Hawaii since last October. Ernest is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Eads, Jamesport, and has been in the service one year. Another son of Mr. and Mrs. Eads is stationed at Camp Wheeler, Ga.

Returns To Coast
Ensign Ronald L. Somerville has completed his fifteen-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Somerville at Chillicothe, and has departed for the west coast where he is stationed. He is a brother of Geo. Somerville of Gallatin.

Visits Son At Weatherford,
Mrs. W.C. Woody and mother, Mrs. Lena Heppler Kansas City returned Tuesday from Weatherford, Okla. where they visited their son and grandson, Pfc. James G. Woody, stationed at the air-base there. Pfc. Woody is a mechanic and is attached to Squadron 2, Flight E. Mrs. Woody has a nephew, Jas. W. Heppler, in North Africa with the U.S. army and a son-in-law, Wilbur Edwards with the armed forces in England.

"Happy Landing, Good Luck" Toast
In honor of my beloved companion, Cpl. Arnold Loxterman, stationed in California, and also my brother, Pvt. Charles Sears, stationed in Australia, I dedicate these few words which are from the bottom of my heart.

I have a husband and a brother in our Army far away
And although it’s hard to realize they’re gone
To know they’re fighting for the freedom of the good old U.S.A.
Makes everything seem right instead of wrong.
They’re not the only boys in service; not the only to be missed
And if we have the cause for grief and tears
We’ll have a thought of greatest comfort, which is this
They’ll be remembered here for years and years.
One’s in active duty, the other working hard
And if he goes across I’ll miss him most
So to our Uncle Sam and all his soldier boys
I give this "Happy Landing, Good Luck" toast.
— Mrs. LaRue Loxerman

Kept Wedding A Secret
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Nichols announce the marriage of their daughter, Winifred to Sgt. Donald Lee Whitt, April 21st, 1942 at Platte City, Mo. The marriage service was read by the Rev. Judson Woods and the attendants were Miss Louise Persons and Dewain Dycke of St. Joseph. This news comes as a real surprise to the many friends of this popular young couple who did a fine job of keeping it a secret. Both are graduates of the Gallatin high school and Mrs. Whitt is also a graduate of Platte-Gard Business college at St. Joseph. She is a most popular and winsome young lady. Donald Lee is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Whitt and a sergeant with the 8th army in North Africa. He is a worthy young man in the service of his country. We join their many friends in extending hearty and sincere good wishes.

At Sheppard Field, Texas
Pvt. Clifford E. Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Baldwin of Winston, inducted into service January 28, 1943, is stationed at Sheppard Field, Texas. He writes that he likes army life fine, and they have recommended him as an army air corps mechanic. Here is a poem that he has written since he has been in service there.

Army Life
So you don’t like the Army, son
You sissy britches son-of-a-gun,
You holler for the chow and sleep
But there’s work to do and not a peep.
You gripe about the waiting line
But you think that pay day’s mighty fine
You like the shows, the service Clubs
But you hate the G.I. soap and tubs.
So you don’t like the army life
With its bugles, drum and fife,
Well, soldier boy, I’ll tell you what,
Go home; they’ll never miss you like as not.
You like the games of chance I know
But Chaplain says to church you go,
You hate the marching and the drill
And of calisthenics you have your fill,
The sergeant sticks in your under craw
When he makes you march without a flaw
The corporal too, is always near it seems
And there’s a dirty look that fairly gleams.
So you don’t like the army life
With its bugles, drum and fife,
Well, soldier boy, I’ll tell you what,
Go home; they’ll never miss you like as not.

His address is Pvt. Clifford E Baldwin, 37500228, Barracks, 630 Service Squadron 32, 308th Training Group, B.T.C. No. 3, Sheppard Field, Texas.

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

Hometown News — March, 1943

J.W. Evans in the Navy
Harry (Red) Evans, former mechanic at the Gallatin Motor Co., drops the paper a line to give us information about his son, J.W., now in the service. Harry says: "Noticed in your paper a list of former pupils and teachers of the Gallatin high school, now in the service. My son, J.W. Evans, is in the Navy and stationed at Great Lakes, Ill. where he is a member of the Navy choir. They broadcast each Friday evening over the Blue network, on the "Meet Your Navy" program. His address is J.W. Evans, A.S., Co. 160, USNTS, Great Lakes, Ill. Should any of his acquaintances care to write him, I am sure he will be glad to hear from them. I am still engaged in aircraft work and expect to continue for the duration. This town (Kansas City) is composed mostly of former Daviess Countians, or so it seems, at least. Regards to the paper crew."

Enjoy Home Town Paper Clippings In Egypt
Mrs. Walter Hays received a letter from her nephew, T-Sgt Donald Hiatt, written March 5th. He is in Egypt where there is plenty of fighting. He wrote that Donald Lee Whitt, another Gallatin boy, had visited him and that he was even able to serve refreshments as a couple of boxes had just arrived and had plenty of candy in them. He said Donald Lee had some clippings from the North Missourian which they enjoyed very much.

Elmer Staats On Furlough
Elmer Staats is home on a fifteen day furlough visit to his mother, Mrs. Jno. Marshman at Jameson. Sgt. Elmer is with the ground force of the air corps and stationed at Lubbock, Tex. He was telling us his brother, Bill Marshman had been stationed at Camp Hale, Colo., 300 miles from him. He was moved to Ft. Bliss, Tex. and is still 300 miles from him, although now in the same state. But you must remember, admonished Sgt. Staats, that there is a lot of territory and "space" in the big state of Texas.

Sam Johnson On Maneuvers
Pvt. Sam Johnson changes the address of his paper from Camp Gruber, Okla., to Shreveport, La. He is going on maneuvers in Louisiana. Sam says he has made a private, first class rating and has found the army not so bad so far. His address is Pfc. Sam Johnson, Co. D-48th Engr. Reg., APO 403, Care P.M., Shreveport, La.

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

Hometown News — March 18, 1943

Paul Autenreith to N.C.
Paul Autenreith, son of E.L. Autenreith, has recently advanced from Coxswain to Boatswain’s Mate second class. Paul is in the Coast Guard at the New River Marine base in North Carolina. He is now a landing barge operator and is also taking Commando tactics training.— Breckenridge Bulletin.

Arrives Safely Overseas
Mrs. Minnie Houston of Jamesport has received a cablegram from her son, Pfc. Chester Houston, saying that he had arrived safely overseas.

Robert Maharg in Air Corps
Robert Maharg has been assigned to the air corps and was sent from Fort Leavenworth to Miami Beach, Fla., for training. He is in the ambulance division of the medical corps in the army ground air corps. Cpl. Hubert Maharg, a brother, was recently transferred to Camp Blanding, Fla., which is about 300 miles from Miami Beach. — Jamesport Gazette.

Robert Wickizer Completes Course
Robert Wickizer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harl Wickizer of this city, has just completed his second course of training in the U.S. Navy at Norman, Okla., and was awarded the insignia of a third class petty officer. He expected to be transferred to a new station Wednesday. Mrs. Wickizer returned here Wednesday morning from a short visit with her husband at Norman before his transfer. Robert was home on furlough last November after he had finished his course at Great Lakes Naval Training Station—Jamesport Gazette.

Sgt. Worley to Camp Polk, La.
Camp Polk, La., March 15. — Staff Sergeant Paul E. Worley has been chosen to attend the Laboratory Technical Station Hospital School at Camp Polk, La. Sergeant Worley is a member of Company B, 81st Armored Medical Battalion, commanded by Capt. Lewis A. Vadheim. He is the son of Judge H.B. Worley of Gallatin, Mo.

Naval Aviation Cadet
David L. Ayers of Gallatin, has been ordered to active duty as a naval aviation cadet and has reported at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kas., to begin eight weeks of training in a Civil Aeronautics Authority-War Training Service school. He will receive from 35 to 40 hours of flight instruction as well as ground school training. At the conclusion of the WTS training, he will be given eight weeks additional similar training or ordered to a Navy flight preparatory school or to a Navy, pre-flight school, depending on circumstances existing at that time.

Pvt. Clarence Eads Home
Pvt. Clarence R. Eads, of Ft. San Antonio, Tex., is home on a 10-day furlough after a straight seven months of service, doing coast guard duty. He is a son of Fred Eads and wife of near Lock Springs. He arrived home March 1st and returns tomorrow, March 11th.

Pvt. Lloyd Mills to Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Pvt. Lloyd H. Mills, son of Mrs. Flo Mills of Jamesport, who was inducted into army service in January, has been sent to Fort Bragg, N.C., for his basic training.

In Hawaiian Area Five Years
John Dow Houston, son of Mrs. Minnie Houston of Jamesport, has been returned to the states after serving in the navy in the Hawaiian area the past five years. After receiving the rating of aviation machinst mate, first class, he has been on a patrol bomber. He will be stationed for a year’s training at a naval pre-flight school located at Athens, Ga. A brother, Thad Houston, seaman first class is on shore duty at Pearl Harbor.— Trenton Republican-Times.

In New Guinea
Russel Troxell, son of Mrs. Maude Troxell, former Gallatin and Jamesport resident, is in army service and is now stationed in New Guinea.

Reuben Heldenbrand’s Address
Reuben Heldenbrand of the U.S. army wishes his friends to know that his address has been changed to Pvt. Reuben E. Heldenbrand, A.S.N. 37501637; 302 Training group, 8th Squadron, Flight 30, Shepppard Field, Tex.

At Greenville, S.C.
Pvt. Jno. W. (Chuck) Page, who entered the army about a month ago, is now stationed at 342nd Air Base Sqd., Army Air Base, Greenville, S.C. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Page.

With Coast Artillery
Pvt. Hubert H. Long is stationed at Camp Pendleton, Va. and is with the coast artillery. His address is Hq. Bat., 46th C.A. Hubert was one of the owners of the Gallatin hardware before entering the service.

Pvt. Edgar Muller Home
Pvt. Edgar Muller is home from Hill Field, Ogden, Utah on an 11-day furlough. Edgar is with the air corps and is getting along o.k. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Muller, south of Gallatin. He returns to Ogden tomorrow.

Jack Miller Transferred
Naval Aviation Cadet Jack N. Miller has been transferred from Livermore, Cali. to Corpus Christie, Tex. for more advanced flight training. Jack is going to pilot one of these navy bombers. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Miller.

At Sheppard Field, Tex.
Pvt. Lloyd Drummond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Drummond, is in the U.S. air corps and located at Sheppard Field, Tex.

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

Hometown News — March 18, 1943

Somewhere In South Pacific
Pfc. Harold J. Watson, US MC, and a graduate in radio and communications at Northwestern University at Chicago, is now stationed somewhere in the South Pacific. Harold is a son of Mr. .and Mrs. Jewell Watson, a 1940, ^graduate of the Gallatin high and would enjoy hearing from his classmates.

Billie Ray Home from Navy
Billie Ray has completed his 10 weeks training at the Great Lakes Naval training station, and came home last night for an 11 day furlough visit. Billie made the rating of sound operator. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Ray, northeast of town.

Naval Training at Farragut, Idaho
Farragut, Idaho, March 14 — Reporting to this U. S. Naval training station this week is Frederick Glen Croy, son of Bunyan E. Croy of Gallatin. This future bluejacket who has begun his recruit training here, will be instructed in the fundamentals of seamanship as well as undergo a thorough physical training program which will make him into a seasoned sailor, ready to join the hardest navy in the world. Also arriving here for the same training is Donald Oza Drummond, husband of Mrs. Ethel Drummond, Route 3, Gallatin.

Missing In Action
Judson, Jr., Padget, 27-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Judson Padget of Jameson and grandson of Attorney George Padget of Pattonsburg, has been reported missing in action in North Africa. The message bringing the information, a telegram, sent from the war department in Washington, D.C. was received by his parents Friday morning. It stated he had been missing since February 14. Junior was with the infantry, member of the tank division. He had received his military training in Camp Worley, Texas, Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Dix, N.J. He was sent first to Ireland, from there to England and had recently been in North Africa. The last letter received by his father was dated January 16. Junior had been in service since July, 1941.

Cablegram from Son
Mrs. John Cochran received a cablegram Wednesday from her son, Pfc. John Cochran, who is in the Solomon Islands. He said he was well and safe. Pfc. Cochran has been overseas for more than a year.

Has Been In Quarantine
Word has been received from Junior Mason that he has been in quarantine in his barracks due to an attack of the measles. Cleo Wheeler, another local young boy in the same camp, Camp Swift, Tex., wrote his parents that Junior was one of the first to take down with the measles, but was on the road to recovery. Obviously his parents were anxious, and were mighty glad to hear from him. His address of Pvt. Junior L. Mason, 37500307, B-3161 — 528 Eng. Po., Camp Swift, Tex.

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

Hometown News — March 18, 1943

Had Quite a Storm
Lieut. F.B. Whitt writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whitt from Camp Blanding, Fla., that they had a pretty severe storm on the Florida coast the other day. Lieut. Whitt is with a field artillery unit. His address is Lieut. Fred B. Whitt, 938 Bn, F.A. Camp Blanding Fla.

Cpl. Fred Irwin Transferred
Cpl. Fred Irwin has been transferred to Fort Sam Houston, Tex., from Camp Barkley, Tex. Cpl. Irwin is attached to a signal corps operation battalion.

Pvt. Forest Lukehart to Denver, Colo.
Pvt. Forest Lukehart has been transferred from St. Petersburg, Fla., to Denver, Colo. Pvt. Forest is attending school in the air corps.

Promoted lo Sergeant
Technician, 4th Grade Benjamin F. Bedford, 24, Gallatin man now serving with Uncle Sam’s forces at Fort Lawton, Washington, has been promoted to Sergeant, according to Col. Harry L. Branson, post commander. Bedford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bedford, Gallatin, Mo.

Aviator Bartlett Back to Duty
Aviator William Charles (Bill) Bartlett left Thursday for Douglas, Aliz., after a 20-day furlough spent with his parents Mrms. R. E. Bartlett of near Bethany, and with other relatives and friends. Bill expects to be reassigned after his return to Douglas and has been advised the new location will be Ft. Sill, Okla. He has had many experiences since before Pearl Harbor, but is reluctant to talk much about them. He received a four-inch scalp wound at Pearl Harbor and was in a hospital for 10 days, but he says that was merely a scratch compared to many of the others. Last week Bill, accompanied by his parents, spent a day at Gallatin, visiting his grandmother Mrs. Salathiel Carter, who will be remembered as Mrs. William Kidwell when a resident of Harrison county. Grandmother Carter is very proud of her two grandsons, Bill and Ralph E., who are in the service, and both are sons of Mrms. R. E. Bartlett.-— Bethany Times

On Atlantic Duty
Vincent Runnels (picture) who is serving his country in the U. S. Navy and doing duty on a U.S.S. destroyer on the Atlantic. He went into the service June 7, 1942. Obviously he has seen a lot of ocean duty, traveled many a mile and visited a lot of foreign ports. He holds a rating of seaman, 2nd class, and has been recommended for promotion to seaman, first class. Sailor Vincent is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Runnels, of Gallatin and hopes to get a furlough soon and visit home. His father is a veteran of World War I.

Kenneth Terry in Army
Kenneth Neil Terry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Terry, Osborn, Mo., formerly of Gallatin, left Wednesday for Fort Leavenworth to be inducted in the army. Mr. and Mrs. Terry also received word that their son-in-law, Nelson Elder who enlisted in the Marines has arrived at his destination overseas, safely.

Killed In Air Crash
Major Paul Person, widely known Northwest Missouri young man, was killed in a plane crash March 12 at Newport News, Va. Major Person’s home was in Maryville, Mo and his parents and three other brothers are of Maryville. Paul was the youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. R.C. Person, the parents. William, the oldest son, is in charge of the music of the High school at Maryville; Harold, the second son is engaged in religious work and is thought to be in the ranks; the youngest, Paul, who was killed, was only 24 years of age, and had been in the service about five years. Paul was born in Maryville and he and his brothers received their education in the Maryville High school and all attended and were graduated from Northwest Missouri State Teachers’ College at Maryville.

Ensign Hubert Tate to N.Y.
Ensign Hubert L. Tate of the U.S. Navy has been transferred from Panacea, Fla. to New York. He is on a coast boat.

Lieut. Doyle Briner Transferred
2nd. Lieut. Doyle Briner has been transferred from Fort Sill, Okla. to Camp Shelby, Miss. He is attached to the 522nd F.A. Bn. Lieut. Briner is missing out on some Missouri winter weather in the month of March.

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