08 Jan 1943

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THE GREELEY DAILY TRIBUNE, GREELEY, COLORADO e r o( mare, wt. 3200; Shorthorn, old Leghorn hens. I V E R TANDEM SYRUP E 2 way binder; digger; Cope hay rack cutter; another of of GREE A.M. brand Gun- 15 and F. 9, wt. each. 2 In GOOD RUB' AND Coxswain Arch Pence, Formerly in High School Here, Helped Land Troops in North Africa oxsftTiin Archie Pence, 2], former former student nt College High and Urceley lilgh school, ivlio, as member member of tho navy's amphibious force, helped Innd Uncle Sam's n r m y in Morocco in November niul who silent six weeks In Africa with Hie expeditionary force, hna been In Greeley this week on -furlough visiting visiting hla parents and other relatives. relatives. He Ms the. BOH of Major A. B. Pence, retired, and Mrs. Sylvia Pence of Creeley. Major Penco la now with tho plant protection s t u f f of North American Aircraft company- company- at luglewood, Calif. Mrs. Penco has been living in tho Delta district with her mother, Mrs. J. S. Archibald, and her sister, Mrs. C. H. Miller. Coxswain Pence was a gtm pointer pointer for a 5-Inch antl-aircriitt gun on the battleship Oklahoma which capsized capsized In Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, alter being hit by Japanese aerial torpedoes. torpedoes. When order came to abandon abandon ship be cllmbeil down the bl board side to the blister on the side of the ship and then dived. He flwam several yards to nuother ship which took h i m aboard. After Peurl Harbor the navy reported reported him missing In notion on Dec. 20 1041 hut on Jnn. ], 1942, tho navy Informed relatives that the report was 1n error. A f t e r tjie Penrl Harbor attack, Pence for some time was on a transport transport In the Pacific. Then he was assigned assigned to a nnvy transport which carried the expeditionary force to Africa. Ilia group landed at Port Ly- lUtey, n h o u t 65 miles north of Casanca. Casanca. There wan aouie resistance 'rom aircraft and for anveral days there was some difficulty with Eiilp- ers back In the hills boyond the iiort, a town of about 35,000 people. During tho f i r s t three days of Ihe Inmliug operations, Penco w a s aboard ship helping with the loading loading of landing craft. Later he was on patrol duty ashore and went up a river on a boat inlo sniper-Infested sniper-Infested arena which hud to ho "cleaned out." He also visited Casablanca. He said tho whole task of transporting transporting and landing was worked out to minute detail and that the men were admirably equipped nnd ready for any contingency. Some a r t i l l e r y fire was encountered, hut shells did not come close to tho ships anchored off shore. Coxswain Pence was horn at Pull, man, Wash. AHbo he attended both College High and Greeley high In Greeley, he was graduated from high school at Cheyenne in 1039. Ho nttejuted St. Mary's college at Sun Antonio, Texas, one year anil then enlisted in the navy In Nov., 1910. He leaves Greeley Saturday for an east coast port after being hero a week. Ho belongs to the Greeley chapter of DeMotay. This Is hU first visit to Qreeley since December, December, 1910. His father, Major A. B. Pence, retired, served 32 years in the army, rising to a majority from the ranks. He served in the Philippines, Hawaii Alaska, on 1he Mexican border nnd In tho World War, nl- tho ho did not go overseas. He retired from tho nrmy In 1933. Coxswain Pence's grandfather, !t. L. Pence, btillt the first building Ault In 1897 and for nearly 20 was postmaster jit Ault. Mrs: Ehn Is President of Club at Ault Anil, Jan. 8.--Election ot officers was held at Young Matron's club on Wednesday afternoon, ivheu Mrs, Carl Mnlmelvom was hostess. .Mrs. Edwin. Elm was elected, president; Mrs. Ray Adams, vice- president; Mrs. Roy Kohler, secretary; secretary; Mrs, Harvey Nelson, treasurer; treasurer; Mrs. Harold Fletcher, press reporter; Mrs. Asa Mason, Jr., historian. historian. One o'clock covered dish hincli- eon was yilftmietl for next meeting In homo of Mrs. Harvey Nelson. H o s t e s s served refvelnnents dining social hour. 20th Century e.ub was received by Mrs, David Simpson. Wednesday Wednesday afternoon. "War Time Substitutes" Substitutes" was tUemo of program. Mrs, Ray Simpson gave a paper on "Foods In Wav Time," and Frank Peterson gave a paper on! "Synthetics." Mrs. Simpson gave hostess demonstration on mending. Mrs. Clarence Veden and son, Donnlo were club quests. D a i n t y refreshments were served. S u n s h i n e Circle Meets Sunshine Circle mot Wednesday Eiflcrnooii In home of Mrs, Clark Hanklns; club guests Included Mrs. R. B. SfvcrSj Mrs. Fay Woods, Ilodo Torinoy of Grecloy. Lookout committee for past month reported t T

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  1. Greeley Daily Tribune,
  2. 08 Jan 1943, Fri,
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