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FITCHBURG SENTINEL, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1944 i Special Notice* Adbes «M Rubbish Collection for May and June: Ward 1--May 29, Jui» It, ». Vnud r-May 31. Jun* 19. »·. Ward 3-Juna 2. 16, 30. ! 'Ward 4--June 5. 19. Ward 5--May 24, June T, M. Ward 6--May 26, June 9. 23. 7a.m. 48 10a.m. 49 1p.m. 51 THE WEATHER BOSTON, May 23 WO _ Weather forecast for Boston and interior suburbs: Wednesday fair and warmer. Lowest temperatures tonight will be about 50 on the coast, and about 40 in interior suburbs. Gentle winds tonight Temperatures for the 24-hour period ending at 7.30 a. m.: Max. Min. Albany 64 58 Bangor 60 43 Boston 66 50 Buffalo 69 58 Burlington 69 48 Chicago 75 57 Cincinnati 86 66 Concord, N. H. 59 47 Hartford 80 58 Hatteras 80 75 Jacksonville 93 71 Kansas City 87 68 Mpls.-St. P 81 60 Nantucket 62 50 New Haven 77 59 New Orleans 86 69 New York 85 59 Philadelphia :.. 88 61 Portland, Me 58 48 St. Louis 82 62 Washington 92 70 * * * * * * * * * * SAVE THIS PAPER Wh(n yon «r» through radinf II pU* It neatly and *av* tor tha noxt Watt* Paper eoitectian. Th* FKchbarc Sal- vaga committra plan* to collect waste paper periodically. Your day-to-day gavinf el th* wute papar ao dcOar- atrty newiad to main or wrap 700,00) Iterai (or our fighting (ore** U ·tromg- ly urged. Help by wring thl« and all othar papar! Next City-Wide Collection -- May 28 Service Stripes Are Presented To Motor Corps About 36 members of the Red Cross Motor corps attended the annual meeting yesterday at the home of Mrs. Thomson K. Ware in Lunenburg. Lt Millicent V. Livermore read reports of the year's activities. Stripes for 25 hours' service dur ing the year were awarded to: Capt. Hflda M. Howarth; Lts. Marion B. Patch, Millicent V. Livermore, Frances V. Brown, Virginia C. Hall, Ann Howarth, Lea A. Burnap and Susan L. Ware, both of Lunenburg; Irjs Newton and Dorothy Rush, both of Townsend. Others who received stri;·ipes ·Bel were: nunes, /uxrea . J5isnop, ueua Fisher, Roland Founder, A. Edgar Ganong of Townsend, David H, Goodell of Lunenburg, Harry Merrill of Townsend Helen F. McKeogh, Walter J. Rautio, Anna G. E. Simmons, William J. Deming of Lunenburg, Dean E. Button, William T. Swain, Arthur W. Wilkinson, and the Misses Dorothy M. Tenney, Marguerite M. Sullivan, Bernadette Seney, Aileen M. Rantamaki, Anita T. Luscombe, Hermaline M. Leblanc, Bertha C. Kendall, Delia G. Johnson, Maud L. Gifford, Marguerite T. Griffin, and Mary Gould. Mrs. Douglas Crocker of the national Red Cross spoke on the work of that organization. A buffet supper was served. --Fitchburg local, Barbers' union, will meet tonight at 7.30 p. m. in St. George hall. --The Finesse club will meet tonight at the home of Mrs. Allan E. Peterson, 24 Simonds street. --Devotions in honor of St, An* thony will be conducted with the May devotions at St Anthony's church tonight at 7.30 p. m. --Agostmo Ciaschini, 125 Harvard street, has returned to his home from Burbank hospital where he has been a patient --The married members of the Girls' Friendly society will meet Thursday at 2.30 p. m, in Christ church parish house. --Action will be taken on a special communication for the High court, ACA, at the meeting of the Court Montcalm, ACA, in Eagles' hall tonight at 8 o'clock. --Mrs. Thomas M. Landry of 48 Day street has returned to her home from Burbank hospital where she had been a patient for the past three ,and one-half months following an operation. --Raymond E. Aho, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Aho, of 284 Elm street was recently honored at the dean's list banquet at Northeastern university for having finished sixth in his class in academic rating, --John G. Woollacott tax collector, announced today that his office as now working on warrants for 500 delinquent poll tax payers whose tax bills for 1944 will be placed in the hands of the sheriff within a few days. --The monthly meeting of the Massachusetts Assessors' " Assn. which will be held in Springfield Thursday will be attended by Fitchburg assessors. A discussion of veterans' legislation passed at the special session of the legislature will be headed by Henry F. Long, state tax commissioner. --Wilbrod Rousseau, 31, a lodger at 39 Blossom street, was admitted to Burbank hospital late yesterday for injuries he received when he fell off a stool at Bcrger's cafe, 153 Mam street Hospital authorities reported improvement in his condition this noon and said he is suffering from a laceration behind the right ear and two fractured ribs. Less than five per cent of Panama's tillable soil is unler cultivation. Amazonian Indians first discovered and utilized cocaine, an ingredient of the coca plant _ ^ Record Eagle Initiation Set Slated Sunday A class of candidates will be installed by Rtchburg aerie, FOE, Sunday at 2 p. m. in Eagles hall. This will be the last class of the fiscal year and will be known as the "Bust the Record Class." Last year's record initiation was 553 members. This all time record will probably be broken Sunday when the group is initiated. An entertainment program has been planned and lunch will be served under the direction of Harold M. Frank, ST., chairman of the arrangements committee and newly elected president of the aerie. Officers will be installed June 6 by Worcester aerie degree team. Name Speaker For Graduation Of Nurse Class Dr. Richard Grummere, chairman of the committee on admissions and lecturer in Latin at Harvard col- lyege since 1935, will be the speaker at the graduation exercises of the Burbank school of nursing Thursday at 8.15 p. m. in the Fitchburg bJb|h school auditorium. Dr. Grummere received his master's and doctor of philosophy degrees from Harvard and has also been awarded an honorary master of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of severed educational societies and is author and translator of many notable works among which are numbered three volumes of Seneca's Eplstulas Morales as well as several Latin textbooks. Russell B. Lowe,, chairman cf the nursing school committee, will preside. A reception will follow the graduation exercises. Annoncement has been made that several of the graduating class plan to go to college after receiving the diploma of the school Others will enter the nursing corps of the U. S. armed forces or do post graduate work in specialized fields of train- Members of the graduating class were guests of the school's present senior group of students at a buffet supper last night in the nurses' home. The graduating class members are: Misses Elizabeth McDermott, Dorothy McGregor, Shirley Quinn, Marie A d a m s , Pauline Berger, Gertrude Bonnallie, Irene Fredette, Bella Ghenes, Lucille Isabelle, Jennie Porrello, Lena Roux, Feme Tappley, and Betty Woods, all of Fitchburg; Marion B. Ferguson of Braintree, Mary Costello, Forge Village; Barbara Abbott Richmond, N. H.; Kathleen Brown, Augusta, Me.; Dorothy Leader, Apponaug, R. L; Marguerite Powers, Medway; Janet Simpson, Boston; Evelyn Archibald, Haverhill; Clare Campbell, Weston; Mayrtle Chadwick, South Attleboro; A n i t a Haitsch, Bronx, N. Y.; Dorothy ·HiW^AMaMjfiAUilUdHMtaG^JdQiMillAiUlfiflBi Benson, Vt; Charlotte McGregor, New York city; Lillian Thompson, Rutland, Vt; Delia Whippie, West Rindge, N. H.; Iris White, Medway; Dorothy Whitney, Ashburnham; and Elizabeth Williams, Windsor, Vt New Arrivals At the Lucy Helen Hospital A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Gravelle (Phyllis L Conley), 9 Douglas avenue. A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John VanHazinga (Sylvia Wartiainen), of Westminster. A son to Pfc. and Mrs. Waldo Pierce (Doris Archer), 189 Lincoln street Bmwell'Doe Miss Leona R. Doe, of 59 Mt Vernon street and Charles J. Buswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Buswell, of Andover, N. H., were married Sunday at the First Parish church. Rev. Gilbert A. Potter officiated. Lunchroom Break Several lights of glass in a rear window were broken during the night in an attempt to enter Jack Ray's lunchroom on Mill street for the second time in two days. Police discovered the broken windows at 1 o'clock this morning and determined that no entrance had been made. Several dollars worth of nickels were stolen from the lunchroom in a break early Sunday morning. Heavy, intermittent showers fluting the day yesterday produced a precipitation of .60 of an inch, the heaviest recorded this month. The rain ended in the early evening and was followed by a dense fog which still enshrouded the city this forenoon. Total precipitation for May amounts to 1.27 inches, compared with an average precipitation of 3.53 for the month during the past 79 years. Given Continuance Rollstons Buick, Inc., of 762 Main street, charged with accepting improperly endorsed gasoline ration coupons, was granted a continuance by Judge William E. Day, of Boston, at an OPA hearing held in Worcester yesterday. Atty. A. Andre Gelinas, counsel for the Buick company, requested the continuance and it is expected that the hearing will be held within the next three weeks. Judge Day took under advisement accusations brought against four other dealers and one consumer. Peter J. O'Malley, OPA enforcement officer, prosecuted for the government agency. Deaths ROBBDfS--» thlf city. May 22. Marie L. (Bemls), widow or Jtrne* M. Robbins, 123 Day street, 97. Funeral Thursday at 11 a. m. In Beard funeral home. Burial in Evergreen cemetery, Leominster. SMITH--In East Hartford, Conn., May 22, Add)* E, widow of Ernest M. Smith, formerly of Leominster, 74. Funeral Thursday at 230 p m at her lv»ne, 60 Olstead street. East Hartford. Burial la Center cemetery, East Hartford. SIDE GLANCES By Galbraith fagR. 1X4 BY HIA BOMML MB. T. It MB. U.«. MT. OTT. This isn't work, Eddie, if s just exercise, building muscles so I can wrestle Japs! Give me a tyto of that cone and 111 let yon try it a while!" Cpl. Crockf ord. Bomber Gunner Gets Air Medal Cpl. George W. Crockford, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Crockford, of 84 Snow street, has been awarded the Air Medal "for meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy." CpL Crockford Is a right waist gunner on a 15th army air force Liberator bomber stationed in the Italian area. He is a member of a group that has been bombing German-held targets in Austria, Romania and northern Italy. The corporal trained at the Amarillo army air field, Tex, in San Diego, Cal., Harlingen army air field, Tex., and at the David Mountain field, Tuscon, Ariz. He entered the service Oct. 26,1942. Nine Delegates At Conference Nine persons from the First Parish church are attending the four- day meeting of the American Unitarian Assn. which opened yester- They are Misses Murial P. Carlson, Alice C. Mason, Helen J. and Esther Goodspeed, Mrs. J. Kimball Eager, William S. Kemp, Maynard Ford, Richard StiLes and Rev. Gilbert A. Potter. Before the association adjourns members will hear resolutions calling for participation in a world compact advocating world organization in the interests of world peace; urging democratic participation of all Americans in the 1944 elections, and strengthening of the church's concern with respect to the community moral standards and social relationships. Superior Court Superior court session did not open until noon today because defense counsel for NETTCo. had to present his closing argument to a jury at the Worcester session before appearing here for the opening of $10,000 action of tort against the company. Jacob Koski, of this city, seeks damages from NETTCo. for injuries he claims he received Jan. 9, last year, when he slipped on an icy sidewalk in front of the company's Mam street office building in this city. Koski claims that faulty grading in front of the building allowed surface water to flow onto the public sidewalk where it froze. Trial of the $20,000 action of tort by administrators of the estate of Alonzo Caron, of this city, against the FL, was continued to a later date, because counsel for the plaintiff is prosecuting attorney for the OPA at hearings in Worcester. The action based on injuries Caron received while a passenger in a bus July 21, 1941, was scheduled to be the first case head by the jury. Judge Allen G. Buttrick, of Lancaster, will instruct all jurymen early this afternoon after a jury is chosen to hear the evidence in the Koski-NETTCo. trial. When tons of excess munitions were exploded in France after the last war the sound reverberated 200 miles. Minnesota has 11,007 lakes. Society Notice$ O. E. S. Lady Emma Chapter, No. 17 Stated meeting Tuesday evening, May 23, et Its Main street. Business meeting at 7.45 p m. Initiation. By order of the Worthy Matron. INA B. MAXWELL, Sec. ASSOCIATION CANADO-AMERICAINE Court Montcalm, No. 30 Regular meeting Tuesday evening. May 23, at 8 p. m. In Eagles' hall. A. J.'BEAUCHEMPl. Sec. Treat. ORDER DAUGHTERS OF ST. 6EORGE Mary Arden Lodge, No, 122 Regular meeting Tuesday, May 23, at 21 Eedmen'i hall. 21 Union street, at 7.30 p. m FLORENCE WTRDNHAM. Fin. Sec. L O. O. F. Apollo Lodge, No. IDS Regular meeting in Odd Fellowi hall, Wallace building, Wednesday evening. May 24, at 8 o'clock. Third Degree rehearsal. R. HARTLEY EMS. Sec. THOMAS ROTAL ARCH CHAPTER Fltchbnrjr. Man. A special convocation of Thomas Royal Arch Chapter will b» held Wednesday evening. May 24. 1944. at 7 45 o'clock. Work: Past and Most Excellent degrees. Per order HARRY W. DOLE, H P. Attest: JOHN F. WIDLUND, See. At The Theatres Tonight Fitchburg--"Tender Comrade." Shea's--"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "The Falcon Out West" Universal--"Chip Off the Old Block" and 'Tornado." Cumings--"Road to Morocco" and "Wrecking Crew." Strand--"Mr. Big" and "Leopard Man." Lyric--"Shadow of the Thin Man" and "Little Lord Fauntleroy." Junior Hadassah Elects Officers Miss Dorothy L. Fergenson was elected president of the Fitehburg- Leominster Junior Hadassah at the meeting last night in the vestry of Congregation Agudas Achim. Other officers named were: vice- president, Miss Pearl Shuman; recording secretary, Miss Frieda L. Jacobs of Leominster; corresponding secretary, Miss Ruth Flaum; treasurer, Miss Dorothy Miller. Miss Slamothe C. Krevourck was chairman of the nominating committee. The Installation will be June 25. A Jewish National fund MnthcrV day meeting followed the business session. At the special ceremnoy, Miss Rhoda Miller presented tree certificates to the mothers on behalf of the members. The certificates indicate that trees have been planted in Palestine in the name of the persons receiving them. Miss Fay Lazarowitz was pro- grain chairman. The program included a reading, "Hyman Kaplan," by Mrs. Jacob Winthrop, All members of the junior Hadassah were invited to the annual linen shower to be held June 5 in the synagog for the Rothschild hospital in Palestine. Angelopoulas-Reynoldt Miss MarjorieL. Reynolds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Reynolds and Thomas Angelopoulas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter An- geiopoulas of 418 Broad street were married on May 20. The Rev. Henry I. Bailey officiated at the ceremony that was performed at his home. Divorce Asked WORCESTER, May 23--Charging cruelty and intoxication, Victor Nurmi, Fitchburg, filed a divorce libel in probate court yesterday against Lyyli Nurmi, also of Fitchburg. They were married in Fitchburg Jan. 21,1922, and lived together in Portchester, N. Y, and Fitchburg. They have a child. Gets Probation WORCESTER, May 23--Dominick Tibery, Leominster, charged with breaking into Eagles' hall'here in the night time several months ago and stealing a small amount of money and a quantity of liquor, was given two years' probation and ordered to make restitution, by Judge James C. Donnelly in superior court here yesterday. He pleaded guilty. Old Trees Down Lumbering operations on Elm street necessitated the detouring of traffic for a brief time and attracted scores of high school pupils on their way to classes early «l»is forenoon. Park department employes felled the remains of two large maple trees which had been standing for years in front of the county courthouse. The two trunks a score of feet high fell just where the department's lumberjacks wanted them to drop. Within less than an hour the two tree trunks were down, cut into shorter lengths, raised onto trucks by a crane and hauled away to the city yards. 4-Day Weather Forecast BOSTON, May 23 W)_Extended forecast for New England for the period May 24 to May 27 Inclusive: The temperature during the next four days, Wednesday through next Saturday, will average from two to seven degrees above normal in thp inland sections of northern New England, and from two to five degrees above normal elsewhere. Cool weather Wednesday and early Thursday will be followed by rising temperatures late Thursday through Saturday. Precipitation will average moderate, between one-third and two- thirds of an inch, occurring as rain on Friday. Rodney F. May Brockton School Musical Director Rodney P. May, formerly of this city, has been elected director of music for the public school* of Brockton. Mr. May Is completing hii fifth year as supervisor of music in Natick. He was graduated from Fitchburg high school in 1927, attended the University of Vermont, and was graduated from Boston university. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H-JMay. K. Of C. Council Plans To Mark A Half Century The 50th anniversary of the institution of Fitchburg council, Knights of Columbus, will be, observed this year with a program starting in June and ending on Columbus day, Oct. 12, according to plans announced today by .Dist Deputy John J. Foley, who is serving his fifth year as grand knight of the local council. Fitchburg council was instituted on July 1, 1894, and four of the charter members are still active members of the council. They are Michael F. Dunn, George W. Dunn, John T. Burke and Bernard W. Dineen. Since the 45th anniversary four of those who signed the original charter, Edward J. Sullivan, Joseph A. Holland, Joseph F. McDermott and William E. Hackett have died. The annual four-days lawn party of the council, the proceeds from which are used to carry on the program for the servicemen, will be held on the grounds at 85 Blossom street from June 28 to July 1, while an exemplification of the first and second degrees of the order will be exemplified Sunday, June 4, with the major degree to be held m St George's hall on Sunday, June 11. Fifty-five members of the local council are now in the armed forces and for over two years an average of 25 servicemen have been housed each Saturday night at the kjcal home and breakfast has been furnished them on Sunday mornings. The slogan of the order used in the last war, "Everybody welcome, everything free," has resulted m over 2500 service men being entertained, housed and fed by the local council during the present conflict Every state in the union has been represented by the service men who registered at the KC as well as England, France and Canada. Last Saturday night 34 service men including four English sailors were the guests of the council. Deputy Grand Knight Herbert I* Connors is general chairman of toe lawn party committee. Financial Secretary John R. Kearns is chairman of the committee arranging for the exemplification of the degree and the officers of the council are making plans for the Columbus day W-nn-UTt ..nn^ "fo*[T i^pftftff 6 ! 8 ,~ii L*~ C t 50th anniversary. Edward J. Fagan and Alfred J. Shortsleeves are co-chairmen in charge of merchandise and personnel for the lawn party and George W. Stanton and James F. Pyne ot the service committee* are making plans for the annual council outing which will be held later in the sum- m Deputy Grand Knight Connors announced today that all committees having to do with the various parts of the observance would be announced wittinafewdays.^ Brooks (Continued trom Page One) Carl E. Groom, of Lancaster, a part-time mechanic at the Bolton airport, testified that he saw both defendants leave the office at the airport and on entering found Powell in a slumped position, seated on the floor. , Powell on taking the stand den- nied that he carried a wrench at any time on entering the office. Both Sevigny and Groom and the police who investigated said that no wrench was found anywhere in the office. Dr. Lawrence F. Burke, of Clinton, who treated Powell, testified to the extent of the man's injuries. He said there was no way he could determine what Powell had been struck with. Invasion (Continued from Page One) press asserting that the shooting of 47 British and Allied prisoners of war, all RAF officers, in the German prison Camp Stalag Luff 3 in March during an alleged escape attempt was "mass murder." The in* cident was reported to the House of Commons last week by Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, who promised a full investigation. Nazi radio warnings and reassurances about the impending invasion included an estimate that 3,500,000 troops are poised in the south of England for a thrust against the continent, the biggest Nazi estimate thus far. Berlin radio broadcast an article by CoL Ritter Von Schramm in the Berlin Borsen Zeitung, conceding the Allies would excel in power and weight of equipment in the opening phases of the assault hut said "fast armored forces are standing by for counter-attacks against any threatened points and to isolate penetrations. The Allies hardly will be able to out-tank us Immtx, diately after the landing." U. S. army field commanders were in possession of * 24-page booklet from headquarters urging their full cooperation with war correspondents in sending an accurate report of the fighting speedily back home to counteract Nazi propaganda. The gibbon, a small ape, is the world's finest aerial performer. Only 3.7 per cent of the American troops wounded In World War II have died as compared with 6.1 per cent in World War I. Men's News Sgt James J. Leo, son ef Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leo, of 47 Salem street has been elected to attend the army engineer's officers' school at Ft. Belvoir, Va. Sgt. Leo is stationed at an Allied base in the South Pacific area." He has seen action at New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, on the Russells and in New Georgia. Cpl Alfred Boucher, of Westminster, is stationed at an 8th air force service command station in England. CpL Boucher makes final adjustment* en planes before they take off for battle. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Boucher of Old Turnpike road, Westminster. John F. McManus, of Ozone Park, Long Island, N. Y., and Ashburnham, has been promoted to the rank of captain. Capt McManus is assigned to the intelligence division of the army airways communications system headquarters in Asheville, N. C., and is in charge of the graphic information section. In civilian life Capt McManus was art director for the Duenewald press in New York city. Joel N. Kallio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nikolas Kallio, of Warren road, Townsend, has recently been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Sgt Kallio is serving as a radio operator-mechanic with the ground personnel of a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group of the 15th air force somewhere in Italy. Mr. and Mrs. Fhilias P. Leger, of 9 Huron street, have received the Purple Heart that was awarded to their son, Henry E. Leger, who was killed in action in September of 1343. The posthumous award was made "for military merit and for wounds received in action." Cpl. Stanley A. Go*J«, of 69 Myrtle avenue, has arrived safely in Egypt according to word received by his sister, Mrs. Hubert Hassett. Cpl. Goode was previously stationed in England. Olivier P. Johnson, M 2/c, formerly of Fitchburg, is now on overseas duty. Miss Selida M. Bibbo, a graduate of the Burbank hospital school of nursing, class of 1943, has received her commission as an ensign in the navy nurse corps. She will report for naval duty at Norfolk, Va., May 31. Her home Is in the Bronx, N. Y. Sgt Hector F. Methot, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hector F. Methot, of 86 Sheridan street, was hftme recently on a 72-hour leave. Sgt Methot flew home from Selma, Ala., where he is stationed. Clarence Laventure, S 2/c has returned to his base in Boston after spending a weekend leave at his home on 1273 Water street inert Hanks, E 2/c, recently spent a 12-hour leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Hanks, of Ashburnham street He is stationed at Newport, R. I. Pvt Hector E. Bolduc, of 83 Wallace road, has arrived in England, according to word received by his wife, the former Gloria Brisson. Missing (Continued from Page One) the 13th AAF combat training unit in the South Pacific area. The lieutenant is a graduate of Mass. State college and was employed at a Boston induction center previous to his entrance into the service. Only dust-free air is that over the ocean 600 miles or farther from shore. SMART DRESSES FOR LESS AT IRENE'S DRESS SHOP IM ftUdUon St. Tel. Zttt Opp. F.C4. Comat Opm Evtntof* Excipttet Mond«y« WUt. Ground Jtor*«y* (US. SI«*« 14-M. Bectal Diseases, Varicose Veins and Hernia Treated By Ambulant Method. Dr. J. O. Stotrt Murrey, M.0JXO. Rectal Spccfell* U Winter St, Km*. N. H. T«L 1TZ2.W CANCEL THEM at one* (lira M AWk-C LOAN. AH ycwr cndttor* an paid In full and yon have our? M-AX: «a pay -- and w»1l DV (B6 AbtdMl* prt- tap*. Act NO*. 580 MATH ST. * FITCHBUHQ Pert BW*. 2nd flow Then* 1400 Lknat if Young Captain Accomplishes 57 Air Missions WINCHENDON, May 23 -- Capt. Vernon F. Creighton, son of Mrs. Nellie B. Creighton of 34 Goodrich street and the late George M. Creighton, is spending a well-earned furlough after 17 months overseas in the North Africa, and Italian combat areas where he was engaged in harassing the Nazi forces from the air. He accomplished 57 bombing missions over enemy territory as pilot of an attack bomber, bearing the fighting name of "Slugger." Capt. Creighton, who is 23, is the only air pilot from Winchendon and bears his several honors with modesty. At the insistence of his late father, a former soldier and tast commander of Lt. Wilder White post, VFW, Capt Creighton entered the air cadet school at Maxwell field, Montgomery, Ala., for preflight instruction, Nov. 6, 1941, iater going to Bennettsville, S. C., for primary flight and, basic training at Shaw field, Sumter, S. C, and Moody field, Ga., for advance. There he received his wings and was commissioned second lieutenant Further training at Baton Rouge, La., won him a first lieutenancy. He went overseas Jan. 1, 1943, and into combat in North Africa, following the campaign through Sicily and to the Italian peninsula, where he won his captain's bars. He says that he was not the donor of the ship's belligerent name as she had been christened before he assumed command but nevertheless, she had earned the title, as the craft had participated in 128 mission when Capt. Creighton left--and despite wounds and battle scars she had never been forced down, although Capt Creighton was forced to crash land on his own field after returning from a mission with the craft in a disabled condition. Once he was forced to put out to sea to shake off a bomb which had not cleared. Luck was with him during his engagement, as he says he was never hit nor suffered any other injury. Capt Creighton was graduated from Murdoch high school in 1937 and before his entrance into service was a salesman for Coca-Cola Bot- tding Co., stationed in Gardner. He was married Dec. 6, 1942, to Miss Doorthy Ann Toney of Shubute, Miss. He will leave this week for the air force rehabilitation field at Miami Beach, Fla. · LOST · At Girls' Scout Rally, Girl's Navy Blue Coat, size S, with Filene's label Please call 2159-M or 1044. ROYAL BEAUTY STUDIO 370 Main St Tel. 4857 PERMANENTS Abo Cold Waves Graduation and Father's Day Cards Select Yours Today. Limited Supply. Baron's Card and Gift Shop 300 Main St. Next to F. L. Waiting Boom D. Of I. Initiates Member Class A large class was initiated by the Jeanne d'Arc circle, Daughters of Isabella, at a ceremony conducted by Mrs. George F. Dunn, regent, last night in the Elks' auditorium. Mrs. Dunn was assisted by Miss Mary A. Dunn, past state regent, and Mrs. Edward J. Breen. The choir was under the direction of Miss Helen A. Coughlin and Mrs. Evelyn M. Fepin. The soloists were Mrs. Malcolm J. Fohy and Miss Mary P. Murray. Miss Alice G. Coughlin and Mrs. Fohy sang a duet. Mrs. Dunn presided at the b,usi- ness session. Quarterly reports of the officers and various committees were read. A letter of appreciation was read from the mission stamp bureau, Weston college. The charter was draped in honor of the late Miss Helen E. O'Neill Plans were discussed for a picnic to be held June 12 at Whalom park. Mrs. Joseph A, Frigoglietto is in charge of arrangements. Announcements were made that the Leominster circle will h,old its communion breakfast June 4 in the Leominster city hall; and members whose names begin with the letters K, L and M will go to communion services this month for the members relatives in the US armed forces. The war stamp prize was awarded to Mrs. Arthur H. Gorman. There is enough ice in Antarctica to encase the earth in a layer 120 feet thick. 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