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Mrs Matilda Schmidt Tiefenbach 05/08/1943
Mother's Day;.. Two Local Mothers And Their Ten Fighting it occasionally son many and Reinhardt and St. not at who who Pearl area radio Southwest Mr that didn t in 20 bus is Â· . the some h o w other he out Mrs. Mabel Stewart and her five fighting sons. At top, left Second Lieut. Kenneth Stewart; First Lieut. Ralph Stewart. Bottom row, left to right, Capt. Murray Stewart; Cadet Robert Stewart; Technical Sgt. T.J.Stewart. Mrs. Carl Tiefenbach, center, and her five sons, all in the Army Navy. The boys are: At top, Vernon, left, and Arthur; bottom left to right, Alfred, Leo and Roger, the last a prisoner of the the Philippines. or all the so Timer familiar back Granl- one the postwar' A. to at We Charles which n., pubr subject W. C, A. at in the C. Mrs Bupt. and A. Of all the^war mothers in the twin cities who ,will celebrate tomorrow tomorrow -- Mother's Day -- with pride and joy none will be happier than Mrs. Mabel Stewart, a 54-year old'widow of 515 State street, St. Joseph/where she lives with her youngest. daughter. Mrs. Stewart-has five sons--three of them commissioned officers. Four are" in the Army, and fifth is in training as an Air force cadet. A sixth son is engaged in war plant work, as is her daughter and h e r son-in-law. ' Â· - . ' Â· ' Â· ' . Â·That Isn't A H . - , - But.the record of patriotic service service for this heroine of.Mother's Day doesn't end with those five sons in the military service. She herself Â· is engaged in work--for she toils daily at a'sew- ing machine at the industrial Rubber Rubber company in St. Joseph. And 'that Isn't, all, either! This smiling, happy, white-haired mother of five soldier sons has si- two pints ol her to the Red Cross ready donated precious blood blood bank and, in an extra surge of patriotic devotion, she apportions apportions 10 per seat ol.ner wwÂ» for war .bonds! A Proud Busy Mother Mother Day's of 1943 finds' Mrs. Stewart a'proud and busy mother. She's proud that her five sons are in uniform; proud that one has already been decorated with a Distinguished Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry gallantry In action; in the South Pacific Pacific fighting. Mrs. Stewart's husband died on Sept. 29, 1942, and she has since continued her task as head of the family. She does her own house' work and reports at the Industrial Rubber company at 3:30 p. m. each afternoon and works until midnight, midnight, sewing gas mask bags as her contribution to the war.effort and in the hopes that the gas mask she makes may save .the life of one of her boys or the lives of the sons of many other proud American mothers. mothers. Â·Recently her daughter, Â· Margaret Stewart, U, who is employed at the Auto Specialties war plant, sent her mother's name 'to the Emblem of Honor Association, which in turn mailed Mrs. Stewart t five star emblem on silver wings, which the (Me*** Turn to Pace Eight) Of the hundreds of twin city mothers who tomorrow will serve as the heroines of Mother's Day these two local mothers--residing will he smilinelv happy Together, they have ten s ons in the service. Of these ten, one is a prisoner of the Japs. He fought immortal command at Bataan and Corregidor, in the Philippines. Both mothers are engaged in indus trial war employment in St. Joseph additional evidence of their patriotic devotion. Widow Has Five Sons In Uniform And Three Are Already Army Officers 10Â°o Cut In Meat M Prices Planned Federal Subsidy Will Stabilize Cost (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, May 8.--A two- billion-doliar-a-year federal program program for 'subsidizing the American cost of living was reported author- tatively today to be under consideration consideration in high adminstration quarters. The report followed, yesterday's official announcement that meat, coffee and butter subsidies will be (Please Turn to Page Seven) Major Cohen Assigned To Important O f f i c e PORT SHERIDAN, m., May '8.-Maj, '8.-Maj, Harry Cohen, 816: East Main St., Beriton Harbor. Mich., has been named director of internal security and intelligence at. Port: Sheridan, relieving Map. H. E.. Smith who has been' transferred \to. the University University of Chicago. BOX CANDY FOR MOTHER Gilbert's, Schrafft's, Bunte's, Lambert's Lambert's Â»5c to WOO, at Drug, J71 TenilorUl Bd. Baniart -Adv. rs. Carl Tiefenbach Learns Missing Son Alive, Prisoner Of Japs Mother's day tomorrow will be ai happy one in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tiefenbach 1508 Bernice avenue, St. Joseph. There are five Tiefenbach boys in the armed services of their country.- country.- The first one joined up some five years ago. The last one to go-the go-the baby of the lot--was 18-year-old Leo. He left a few weeks ago. One No Longer Missing What will make Mother's day tomorrow tomorrow in the Tiefenbach Home so auspicious is that the older of these five sons--Roger-- is no longer listed listed among the missing in the government's government's casualty lists. A year ago this week Corregidor fell. It marked the end of the gallant gallant defense of McArthur's outnumbered outnumbered Army in the Philippines. Later, word came through that Roger Tiechenbach was "missing in action." Month spassed and ' ho ' other word .came. Then, about two months ago,' a telegram, from' the-War department department brought tidings that Roger Tiefenbach was 1 a prisoner ol the Japs. Thus was dissipated the dread fear that Roger Tiefenbach might be dead--and ao this y^Uwr's day his mother and his father happy with the thought that day when an exchange of prisoners is made their older son, Roger, be coming home. She Works At Canning Â» Mother of five boys serving country, Mrs. Tiefenbach was yesterday at work with a force other women at the House of canning plant in St. Joseph. Smiling, happy, the bloom of youth still on her cheeks, this mother sto:d working at an assembly assembly line where an endless row glass jelly, jars, brimfull flowed evenly of strawberry and smoothly past .her station. From each one she dipped a spoonful of the jelly-head spacing they call It. "Oh, it was such a relief to that Roger was alive," said Mrs. Tiefenbach. "Even if he is a prisoner, wa have hope now that he be coming 'home some day. written him, just like the Red says. And we're hoping that some 'day a letter will come through him." '. .,- :.Â·'. Â· -':Â·Â· Pose for a picture? Sure, smiltd this happy, busy .war mother. (Pleas* Turn to Page Eight)