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Salt Lake Soldier Dies In Adriatic Sea For Nephew's World Soldier's Message A sergeant who died In action message to his sister in Salt tell her it was her son he was He held the air medal with oak Part Two Twenty months old, Weston Eay Keen Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Pierce, 910 W. 14th North, was given an air medal with oak leaf cluster by his uncle, S/Sgt. Weaton Kay Keen. Sgt. Keen wrote Mrs. Pierce asking her to do her best, T in event of his death, to let friends know he died fighting for J the baby. He was machine gunned on life raft. Sent Air Medal, Cluster to Youthful Kin With Letter Stating He Was ! Fighting for Future of Peace A Salt Lake soldier .who died in the great advance in the European theater of war knew what he was fighting for. Somewhere outside continental United States, S/Sgt. Weston Kay Keen, son of Albert Keen, 938 W. 9th North, and Mrs. B. V. Miller of Spring Glen, met his,brother-in-law, Harold W. Pierce, of the air transport command. They compared snapshots of Mr. Pierce's. son, Sgt. Keen's nephew, Weston Kay Keen Pierce, and that night Sgt. Keen wrote a letter to his sister, Mrs. Jessie Pierce, 910 W. 14th North. ."If anything happens to me," he wrote, "make people realize it was the baby I fought for. I want a different world for him. I want him to grow up in peace." It was the last letter Mrs. Pierce had from her brother, to add to the little uniform he sent her 20-month-old son from Italy, to the air medal and oak leaf cluster he sent the baby after expeditions as a tail gunner over Bucharest, Budapest, Budapest, Sofia and Ploesti. Last week the final memento of war came from the government government at Washington, D. C. Sgt. Keen, missing many months, had died for Weston Kay Keen Pierce's new world. He had been machine gunned to death in his life raft after the bomber of which he was a crew member had been forced down in the Adriatic sea. ___ U. of U. Board Of Regents Holds Meet Accepts Resignation Of Professor; Discusses Problems The University of Utah board of regents conducted a meeting Sunday Sunday evening in the Park building to discuss routine matters, officials officials announced. Roy D. Thatcher, chairman, said purpose of the meeting was to discuss the state of the university." university." At the conclusion of the. two and a half hour special session, the regents announced acceptance "with keen regret" of the resignation resignation of Dr. James P, Kerby from his part-time instructing position at the medical school. Dr. A. Cyril Callister, dean of the medical school, issued" written statement which said: "I wish to state emphatically that Dr. Kerby's resignation was submitted voluntarily and was not asked for in any way." D. H. Chrlstenscn, member of the board, was author of a resolution resolution passed by the regents which said: "With keen regret we accept Dr. Kerby's resignation and we express express to him our appreciation for his highly efficient services." Dr. LeRoy E. Cowles, university president, said a policy for release of information concerning the medical school should be worked out by the board so a fair picture of all proceedings in the school could be presented. "As things now stand, with everyone concerned pre s e n t i n g part of the facts, a complete story cannot be told," he said, Dr. Cowles urged adoption by the regents of a, definite policy regarding releases of information to the press. Jobs Available For Students Although high school students are responding well to appeals to volunteer for part-time employment employment in Salt Lake business houses through the winter months, many more jobs are available than are boys and-girls to fill them.-Ernest M. Hanson, assistant superintendent superintendent of. schools,. said Sunday. "Many students who have worked hard all summer want to 'rest' and just go to school this winter," he said. "They have made good wages and have enough money to spend during the school year, so they feel they can relax and enjoy themselves." Mr. Hanson said placing students students in jobs is being handled through the United States employment employment service .and that employers ihould call U S E S if they have positions positions open. In thin way, business houses which need help badly will get it before one whose need is not so pronounced. Airways Seeks Sgt. S. son Mrs. South, since Patterson, was to A was school 2, 1943. and June He Mrs. Beaver, daughter, Mrs. Beverly. and :erson Jack n S. L. To Pfc. returned being n earned He n 1939 duty 3 earl overseas essor ity .uties ege

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 11 Sep 1944, Mon,
  3. Page 7

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