The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 14, 1944 · Page 3
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Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, October 14, 1944
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BROTHERS —Heber Earl Olaaon. motor machinist's mate third class. 22, enlisted in January, 1944, and after altenfllnnr "boot camp" at Farm unit, Idnbo. , JDict»el Hi'hool at Amrf», lo\vn. and ndvanred training at Norfolk, Ya., he was assist i od to a Bhip. lie hud previously worked a year in the Hawaiian Islands Jn defense work and \yus employed by the Oreyhound Bus Depot. Hin brother, Calvin I-vie C la son, .fireman second da SB, 18, n p; adnnte of Knpt Hnkersf i*»ld High School, enlisted in February. 1944, and after "boot cnmp" at Kan Diego, hs wns sent to HTI elrctririil prhnnl at S(. Louis, Mo. They are eons of Mr. nnd, Mrs. H. C. Claaon. 1111 Virginia atreet. IN ITALY—Sergeant Herahet Ramsey. eon of Mrs. Matilda Ramsey of Auberry. enlisted in March, I'J.IO, and is now atattonr-d In Italy with the infantry. He received his education at the Arvin «ohools and the IJHkerafield Hieh School, Sergeant Hnm^ey was married two years ago nt Fort J ( ewip, Wash., nnd hia wife and baby reside at Portland, Ore. Alt MY—Private George D. O'Donley, son of Mr«. Hf-ulah G'Dnnley, San Diego, in serving with the military pot ire and In stationed at Camp Mnckall, N. C. He entered the army in April, 1944. after beinjf employed at an aircraft plant in Sun TMpRO. HiH wife. Mildred O'Oonley, •ml 21-months-old aon, Hyron \VeaIey, reside at 1*0 Harding avenue. ARMED GUARD—Waiter R. Johnson, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnton of 2312 Nelwon street, has the rating of seaman first class in the navy, lie is cerving in the armed Kuard. Seaman Johnson attended Kast Bakersfield High School and WHS employed nt Krickson'a AVelrtins and Radiator Shop before join- Ins the navy in May, 194-1. AIR CORPS—Private Lorwin 13. Gray, 1£, is (Stationed at the Amarillo Air Field, Amarillo, Texas, where he Is receiving training as a gunner. He was graduated from East Bakersfleld High School and was employed at Wayne Dairy and Drive-In No. 1 before enlist- UIB in July, 1!M4. He Is the son of Mrs. Opnl Anderson of 1719 Qulncy and brother of Vivian Gray of The Hume address. enny Stock, Jr., epn of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stock. Sr., of Fishering Drive, haa just been graduated ns fireman first class from the Great Lakes Training Station at Chicago, III. He was formerly employed at Hopper Machine Shops as welder. His wife, Mrs. Doris MearB Stock, resides at 1208 Ogtjen street. MARINK—Private First Class Louis Dale Admire, II. a student at Bakersfield High School, joined the marines In January. 1943, and I» now serving In the air corps in the south Pacific. His mother. Mrs. Blale Smith, resides at (OC Belmont avenue, Olldalo. fc.i ••• KMJSTKD — A well-known University nf Southern California graduate, Barbara K lea nor Ry mines, daughter of Mr. and lire, l^wls A. Burtrh, of Bakersfield. recently became a member of the Women's Keservo Corps of the T'nUed States Navy. MlflB Symmes was assistant to the denn of women nt U. S. C. prior to enlisting in the WAVKS, and she will leave soon for officer training at Smith Collese, Northampton, Mans. A graduate of liakersfleld High School, Miss SymmeH received htr A.A, degree from Stephens College in 1 !>3l* nnd her A.B. from U. »S. C. in 1944. She was a prominent campus figure at the utii- evrsily, bring pre«id«!nt of IMP Associated Women Students and a member of Mortar Board and Trl-Dclt sorority. 1 'pon completion of her training at the Naval Reserve Midshipmen'a School <WR), M ISP Symrnes will be commissioned an ensign in the navy. ON FURLOUGH — Lieutenant Loren Kchols. bombardier on a Flying Fortress, has been home on a furlough while waiting for further orders. Lieutenant Echola has been stationed In Italy and hnldp the Aii Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Rlso the Distinguished Flying Cross. A graduate of Bakersfield High School and a student at junior college, Lieutenant Kchola was employed at Rex roth & Rex roth Construct ion Company before entering the service. ARMY NURSE — Second Lieutenant Frances Van Blarcom, whose grandmother, Mrs. Frances Van Blarcom and aunt. Miss Betty Van Blarcom, reside at 105 Hardy street, left for England with (he. army nurse corps In January and is now stationed in France. A daughter of Robert Van Blarcom of Oakland, she enlisted in September, 1943, Her brother. Cadet Robert Van Blarcom, Jr., is in training in the air corps. Lieutenant Van Blarcom was educated in the Bakersfield schools and attended . Fort Worth College. SOUTH PACIFIC -- First Lieutenant Frank R. Brown, son of the Inte Samuel C. Biown and Mrs, Josie W. Brown, 318 Kentucky street, enlisted in the army in January. l'.M2 mid is now stationed in the south Pacific, where he is serving In the air corps. A graduate of Bakers field High School and Junior Colleee, Lieutenant Brown was formerly employed by the Pacific Gas and Klertric Company. His wife, the former Gladys Lowery of 'Fresno, resides there. Those Who Serve' Is Now On Sale NAVY—Arthur Jack Ray. seaman second class, husband of Mrs. Isabel Ray, i:i08 Shaeta Drive, enlisted In the navy in May, 1!I44, and is now stationed at Memphis, Tenn. Seaman Ray is a graduate of Bakersfleld High School and Jim* tor College and wan formerly employed at Riggs Optical Company. —Photo by Austin. MARINE—Corporal Newton A. Likely. 20. son of Mr. and Mra. C. H. Likely, 725 Grace street, ie In the south Pacific with the marines. He attended Bakersfield High School and was employed by the Western (.Jeophyslca! before his enlistment in December, 1942. MEDICAI^-Private First Class Nelson A. Peckham, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Peckham, 619 F street. Is with an army medical detachment and Is serving as driver for division doctor. Private Peckham Is stationer! at San Luis Obispo. A graduate of Bakersfield High School, he played football with the Drillers and was on the junior college learn. He entered the service In March, 1943. DUTY—M. D. Clark, 18. son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Clark, 800 Beardsley avenue, is a petty officer third class al Treasure lalnnd. where he is undergoing training for submarine duty. He attended RakersfUld High School and wns employed at Barnett Tire Company beofre enlisting in March, 1944. SERVICEMEN $afeer0fielfc Caltfornian Saturday, October 14, 1944 TVilllam Sabalonl of 225 East Seventh street has been promoted from technical sergeant to master sergeant at the Marana (Ariz.) Army Air Field. At Marana he Is a line chief, directing maintenance on BT-13 airplanes used In basic pilot training. Among those due to arrive In the Vnited States this month from the Asiatic-Pacific theater ot operations, are two servicemen from Bakersfield, Sergeant Calvin A. Hedge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edition D. Hedge, and husband of Mrs. C. A. Hedge, who served 27 months duty with the Infantry division and Corporal Ventura R. Ruiz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ruiz. Sr., who has served 28 months with the Infantry division. Private XVilllam E. Xnter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nater, 600 Lincoln avenue, Oildale, has been assigned to the radio school at Sioux Falls, S. D., for training as a radio operator-mechanic. Private Xater was previously employed In oilfield construction work and was inducted in the army in July, 1944. Aviation Cadet "William J. Jasper has completed his basic training at Independence, Knn., nnd is receiving his advanced flying at Moore Field, Mission, Texas. Corporal Oale E. Steele. son of Mr. and Mrs. R. fi. Steele, 2217 Stoele street, is due to arrive in the I'nitecl States soon on furlough from the southwest Pacific where he served 28 mouths with the army medical corps. • Technician Fifth Hrade Ollie A. Humes, son of Mrs. Ethel Hallman, East Bakersfield, has recently been promoted from private first class to his present grade. Corporal Humes was promoted for outstanding achievement while fighting with lieutenant-General Alexander Patch's Seventh Army in France. Private First Class Arnold V. Harnmon of Arvin. has been cited by his regiment of the Eighty-eighth Infantry Division and awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for actual participation In combat with the enemy on the Fifth Army front In Italy. INFANTRY—Captain Charles H. Bell, non of Mr. and Mra. Howard H, Bell, Sr., 420 Hoiichin Road, has been oversea" 17 months and has been nerving in New Guinea nine months. He is a graduate of Taft High School and Junior College and enlisted tn the army In June, 1941. He was formerly employed in the personnel department of the Rirh- field Oil Company. His brother. lieutenant Howard H. Bell, Jr., is stationed at Muroc Army Base. MARINE—Thomas A. Robesky was recently promoted from lieutenant to captain In the United States Marine Corps «nd la stationed in the south Pacific. Captain Robesky enlisted In the marine corps early in the war. going; to Quantico, Ya.. for hi« officer's training. Captain Robesky i.s a brother of Lieutenant Donald Rohesky. a member of Bakersfield High School faculty and who is now in the navy in the eouth Pacific. Another brother. Kenneth Robesky, is in midshipman's school in Chicago. RELATIVES—Private Claude Frank* entered the nervice In 1942 and it oversea* with a medical corp*. Private Frank*, son of Walter Franks, Route 1. Bakers- fleld. wa* formerly employed by an Edison potato company. Jerseant Eldred Nichols, ion of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Nichols uf Wasco. attended Wasco school* and went Into the army In 1943. Ha is now stationed In the Hawaiian Island*. James O. Banks, machinist's mate second clans, has been overseas with the eeabees for 12 months and has been stationed on the Solomons. He was employed by the Continental Oil Company before enlisting in 1942. James R. Banks, machinst'a male second class, who has been oversea* 12 months, has been on the Gilbert Island*. He attended Bakersfield High School before enH.itinn In June, 1943. They are ion* of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bank* of Route 1, Bukerafield. PALS—Joe Hoff, 19. seaman third class, inn of Mr. and Mrs. .>!. 1.. Hoff, 904 Pico street, Taft, and Chester Wheeler, 20. coxswain's mate, son of Mr. and Mra. TOd Wheeler, 700 Pierre *treet. Taft, attended Taft grammar schools and graduated from Taft Union High School, were employed by Chanslor-Canfield Midway Oil Company prior to their enlistment In the United States ':oast Guard In February, 1943, and at present they are stationed in the Hawaiian Islands. KNMSTKI) — Ksther Cnnnie Bprppr. daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. Carl P. Reiser of 1 Si fi I,ni iiM I.;ini'. hns enlisted in the \VAVKS mi-! \\-\\\ IPJIVP soon to h*»- Bin her in doctrinal mn course nt Hunter <'olIpRe, N. Y. Miflfl lit 1 1 wr has ft hroiher who Is n socond lieutenant in the army u ir corps. IIROTIIKRR—Aviation Cadet Raymond Carl Anderson. 19, enlisted In the air corp* In Mnrrh. 194.'1. nnd was ,-sent to Miami Bear-h. KI.i.. and from there, he took his f. T. D. t ranntiff :u '"Icmsnn Mihrary College, riemson. S. C. He received Viol'liKht tntinin? at Max\v,-!i l-'n>id. Ala., jtml is now in advanced training at Hondo, Texas. Ho is a ri ad'iate of IJakersf ;,•,<! lfi-;h School, a mvmher of Beta Jl\ V, M. D. H . and Hiy II Society. He also l<-lli-rod IP truck. His brother, .Alfrt'd .lames Aml^con, I,. t-niiMted in the navy r'>si'ne in Mav, 1944, and Is now nl.oaril a carrier in the I'.-n'ific. A Krmluate ot Ilakersfield High School, he was Junior class president in Junior College in l:u:. pr"sid>iit "f Beta Hy Y. a. member of HIIJM Service club, i'.iu- I; Society at.<l lettered In football. They are; sons of Mr. and Mrs. B. \V, Amk'ison, 415 Kleveii! li street. RADIO (UINNKR—Richard Kniffrn, seaman second class, will graduate soon from the Naval Air Technical Training Center nt Memphis, Tenn.. as rnrtio gunner. Seaman Kniffen received his education at Kast Bakersfield High School and Haketsfield Junior College and was employed by The. Bakersfield Callfornian before enlisting Ir, April, 1844. He 1* the son of Mr. nnd -Mm. John Kniffen, 808 Qulncy Btreet. POITII PACIFIC—Kenneth L. .Schlointz. L'8. son of Mr. nnd Mra. Herman Ruby. UUi Ilonlta Drive, is u cnrpcnter's mate who is nerviliK in the south I'aclfic. He •wears four stars for four major battles. In which h« was a purl [clpant. His duties have taken him to Snipnn. Guadalcanal. New Caledonia, New Guinea and other south Pacific areas. After unending Bakersfield High School, be was employed by Alvu Hackney and later joined the navy In January. 1942 MARINE—Private First Class Harvey A. Mulock. IS. son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Mulock. 708 Twenty-first street, is now stationed at Camp Pen- tlleton, Oceanside. where he graduated recently as operator In motor transport school. He attended Bakersfield High School and was employed at Kern County BottllnfT Work* before enlistment in April, 1944. RUMHARDIER—Aviation Cadet Gilbert I.,. Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd K. Powell of Houte 1. Bakersfield, a recent graduate of the army air force* bombardier school «t Kirtland Field. Albuquerque, N. M., has been appointed n flight officer and awarded the silver "wings" of the aerial bombardier. Now ready for active duty, his destination i* not disclosed, COAST GUARD—Coast Guardsman Ray Rexius. 21, fireman first class of Shatter, has participated In four Pacific invasions aboard a coast guard-manned assault transport. Ills side job between regular duties Is that of ship's movie operator. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rexlus. he is a graduate of Shnf- ter HiKh School. He enlisted In January, 1943. AIR CORPS—Private First Class Kenneth Thrasher, 19. son ot Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Thrasher, 725 Hollby Road, In stationed at Sheppard Field, Texas, In the adjutant's office nt headquarters. After graduating at Bakersfield High School and attending junior college, he entered the service In March, 1943. WAC — vSerpeant Mnry Rita Hmilh, dauffhter of Mr. nnd Mr«. A. A. Smith, 1620 Flower street, landed In New Guinea on Sept em her 6 with a In rue contingent of the Women's Army f'orpn and waa thrilled to find her brother. Lieutenant Allan A. Smith, was stationed nearby. The Smiths had not aeen each other lor two years. £•-;,.,,,,..,> vX. r «-.. :ft ..,.. r .«,.,-..., -,. .... v . , 5 .. y ... ...„. INFANTRY—Private Henry It. Carr was inducted In the army in December. 1943, and has been serving with the Infantry In France. His wile. Mrs. Luella Carr, and 6-year-old daughter, jJJonna, Mae. reside at 900 Chester Place. Private Carr was formerly employed by the Kern Wholesale Liquor Company IN TRAINING—Private Alva K. Ruby, 19. son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ruby. 206 Bonita Drive, la stationed at Camp Maxey. Texas, where he is attached to a medical corps. Private Ruby attended local schools und was employed at Nord's Dairy before entering the army In January. 1944. CAVALRY—Salvador Mendez. 18, aon of Mr. and Mrs. -vnnstarlo Mendez. GUI Kast Tenth street. Is with a cavalry unit at Fort Fllley, Kan. He attended Kakersfleld High School mid was employed at Valley Autn Company before Joining the army In July. 1341. I'ARATKUOI'EK—Sergeant H. n. <Buil> (.irellem, ftm of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. c;rellem, 404 Washlneton aviMiuc. CM!- d.-ile. l« (stationed in New nuin»a with tha army paratroopers. He h;t* been overseas slnco May. Sergeant LJretlein was formerly employed by the plate division of forestry before his enliat- ment in December, 1941. NKW GL'INKA-Private James E. Hit- l»y, son of Mrs. Carl Heitmann, San I''ernunilo, formerly of Bakersfield. has been statinnetl ir New Guinea for six months A graduate of East HakersfleM :iit"h School In 1942. he was formerly enipHiye.' an night cook at Paul's Drive-In. NAVY—Aubrey A. NorrU, II. shlpflt- ter recond clasi, entered the service In April. 1944, and Is now stationed In the south Pacific. The former Bakersfield High School student IR the son of Mr. am; Mr*. C A. Norrli, Rout* i. B»kersfiel(< BROTHERS—Private First Class Floyd H. Kobertu, 24. and Corporal Clarence H. Roberts, 2J. entered th« army In Octooer. 1942, and received par* of their training together at Miami Beach, Fla. Private Floyd Roberts ha* been In a hospital In India for six weeks and Corporal Clarence has been In the Hawaiian area for over a year. They are son* of Mr. -ind Mrs. Harlen Roberts ot Arvin. IN IRAN—Sergeant Warren W. Allen, nephew of Mrs. E. J. Shelvey. 1121 Inyo mreet. Is now stationed in Iran. After graduating at rtakersfleld Hltth School, he wns employed at the post office and iatrr at Southern I'ucific. >IAKINK-«-Cor|«tr«l Robert J. Gretleln. 'JO, son of Mr; and Mrs. Kdwin A. (liet- lein. 404 Washington avenue, Oildale, Ir serving with the marines in the south 1'Bi'fflc. He attended McFurlaml (schools, and enlisted In September, 1942. ri'KI-I.E HEART— Corporal OrvllI* H. Kdlncer Is serving In the medical detachment of the Infantry In B*r»nce> and recently awarded the Purple Hearl. Before his mlintmeut In the army in August. 1K4L'. he wxt employed at the Kern Uenrra.1 Hospital and mad* hl« hum* with hl» slater, Mrs. H. W. Model. ::;,< Oregon Drive. He atUuded W««i» schools. v t

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