Rye, Tom - Quilt

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Rye, Tom - Quilt - the son of The WACs left, Cal. y y lowan...
the son of The WACs left, Cal. y y lowan Donated by Ackworth Women Sgt. Thomas M. Rye rank the Barclay, Finds Possession on S. W. Pacific Island A Mason City marine. Sgt. Thomas M. Hyc, somewhere in the southwest Pacific:, presumably 011 the Marshall islands, has been sleeping under a ciuilt, doubly appreciated appreciated by him because it came from Iowa, according to word received received here from a group of club women at Acfcworth who in- closed a clipping of Sgt. Rye's letter letter acknowledging the quilt. The club women at Ackworth - had been making such quilts and turning them in to the United Service Women at Indianola, to whom Sgt. Rye's letter was addressed. addressed. The Ackworth women hoped their club Had made it, they stated. The quilt, Sgt. Eye wrote, had evidently been left in the Marshall islands by another marine. Kye, who was in that engagement, said it seemed to have no owner so he took it over and has been using it. His letter follows: "Dear Ladies: I thought perhaps perhaps you would be interested in knowing where one of your quilts has ended up. In my travels in the Marshall islands I found it where it evidently had been left by another marine and since it didn't seem to have an owner at that lime I added it to my belong- ngs. I was in 2 of the 3 engage- nents on Eniwetok atoll. I probably wouldn't have taken taken time out to write you but I am an Iowa boy myself and have been in the marines for 3ti years. My home is in Mason City. So far, I have been in Iceland for 1C months, and in the south Pacific and here for 20 months, so have quite a little- overseas time. The quilt, even though 1 Rot it from you indirectly, is just Ihe ticket for out here. Sheets are virtually virtually unknown and the only cots we have arc what we make ourselves ourselves and the quilt is just right for the chilly nights we now have. "You can be sure that when the 1. war is over I will still have it i n ' my possession, because once I get something nice like that in my possession 1 will hang on to it. Keep up the good work." Sgt. Rye may be assured that the ladies will keep up the good work, for they wrote to his father. Carl Rye. that his letter had '·spurred them on to greater effort/' effort/' --V-Whereabouts by of transportation, issue per 50 greatest per made restoration pulling per more rocs Nikolai rooth, and family at 340 29th S. W., and his mother and relatives at Lime Springs and Cresco. Pfc. Linrooth is with the glider infantry infantry and has been in year. Apprentice Seaman Claytus Melcher, who went into service with the navy in April, is stationed stationed at Camp Hill, Farragut, Idaho, for his boot training. His wife. Mrs. Feme Melcher, lives at Clear Lake: Bert Solsaa, seaman 2/c, has returned returned to Farragut, Idaho, after spending a 15 day leave with his wife who resides with her parents, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hoveland, Hoveland, 310 Madison Ts'. W., and with his mother, Ventura, as friends and relatives here. Seaman Seaman Solsaa entered the service in February and had completed boot training at Farragut before getting his leave. --V-- Helen Solsau as with other His Offer to Pay Rent n Liquor Finds Home Fresno, Cal., (U.R)--One renter 11 overcrowded Fresno found a louse in double-quick time. His ad: ''Plenty of liquor for andlord with unfurnished house. am in the liquor business and vill pay my full rent or any f it with liquor at ceiling prices.'' The OPA said it was all right-renter right-renter could pay his rent in

Clipped from The Mason City Globe-Gazette05 May 1944, FriPage 14

The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa)05 May 1944, FriPage 14
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