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Acton Beacon Newspaper Archive: January 19, 1945 - Page 1

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   Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - January 19, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts                                THE ACTON BEACON 2 JANUARY 1945 5c per copy on News Stands THREEDAY SEARCH FOR BOY ENDS SUDDENLY Left to Clarence Wesley William State Trooper Selectman George A three day search for Robert I TwentyFive Out of New Years so weakened the of Acton was to an abrupt close when he appeared at the home of Wil liam Kazokas on Arlington Tuesday Police had been called shortly after when the youth failed to return from a fishing trip to Grassy Pond Newtown They searched until and commenced grap C v The search continued throughout Sunday despite a snowstorm and biting until darkness stopped Grappling was resumed A driving rain ice which had been cut over a large oper ations were suspended early Mon day A crew of searchers began to beat the woods early Tuesday morning in the Grassy Pond and Fort Pond sections the seem ingly slim chance Rimback might not have The boys father told the Beacon reporter early Sunday morning that but one set of tracks led to the hole in the and he was convinced his son had been The were divi ded In their Officer Rob ert Willett had observed two sets of tracks at the boys car and was certain he would be found Dragging operations covered a dis tance of 80 feet in every direction f rorn the Police and Fire the Board of Selectmen and volun teer residents worked unceasingly in an effort to find either the boy or his Concord and the State Police loaned equip Troopers Geist and Dumont of the State Chief Foley in charge of Officers Willett and Frank were almost continuously on Sel ectman George Wendell Everett Charles Judd William Walter Clarence and many others worked long hours in a common effort to find the According to who called the Town Hall as soon as Rimback appeared at her he told her he had seen a wounded deer across the Pond and had given He said he became lost and kept walking for the three days before he finally found his way out of the woods to the Kazokas The Services BurkeWalther Nuptials Last Week Miss Meltha Elizabeth daughter of and of Lawsbrook South was married to James on January 4th at Our Lady Help of Chris tians Church in The officiating clergyman was James of the Boston City Hospital The bride was given away by her A graduate of Acton High School in Burke was on the staff at the Carney Hospital in She was attended by Joseph a recent Burke is a Holy Cross grad Class of 1941 and was at tending Boston College Law School at the time of his entrance into the The ushers were Paul Murphy of Jamaica an uncle of the and William Moran of Fall a cousin of the A reception was held at the Old Mill Dam in following the At least 25 men and women who enlisted or were drafted from have received their dis charges from the armed Many of them have seen foreign service and have received Honor able Medical Others did not have an opportunity for overseas Edwin Benjamin BENJAMIN RICE JOINS ACTONS HERO LIST Former State Guard NonCorn Wins Honors in Pacific James Richard Charles Russell Thomas Robert Donald Leo Clifford Hugh Richard Charles Leo Roy Edward Anthony Paskiewicz and James Navy Robert Reed Charles Marine Corps Dewey Army Nurse Corps Esther Parkhurst Adele Coast Guard Carl Merchant Marine James Chimney Fire Threatens House Firemen Finally Quell Stubborn Blaze A stubborn chimney fire at the home of Ellen Durkee on Nagog Hill gave the Fire Department a hard fight Friday Flames leaped three feet into the air from the Dur kee discovered the fire when she saw flames spreading from a chim ney opening the second At great risk she shoved against the tin covering the hoping to control the spread of the and shouted for When her cries were not heard she rushed to a telephone and called the Fire Considerable damage was caused by smoke and The firemen could not put out the blaze from below and were forced to fight it from the chimney opening on the roof before it was brought under SawyerMcCarthy Wedding Held Sunday Benjamin well known Acton police and Miss Mary of School South were united in marriage Sunday afternoon at the rectory of Bridgets Church in Benjamin Sawyer The bride was attended by her Roy of with McCormack serving as best The bridegroom has been a mem ber of the local police force for the past eight years and has lived in Acton all of his He is a brother of Miss Clara a member of the Acton Rationing Following the ceremony a wed ding supper was served the guests at Wayside After a short wedding trip the couple will make their home on South Main Entire Class Now In Service The early entrance into the service of Dominic Marini will bring the entire male membership of the Class of Acton High into the armed This group is fortunate in being sponsored by the Mothers Club of 1943 which is active in sending comforts and delicacies to the boys throughout the Benjamin USN Young Acton Couple Wed Mildred Hodgen and Albert Braman Take Vows In Home Ceremony Miss Mildred Frances daughter of and Hugh Liberty South became the bride of Albert Stacy son of and James Waldo of Central in a pretty home wedding at Harry pastor of the South Acton Congregational Church performed the double ring before an altar with a background of lighted candles and stained glass window The bride was given in marriage by her Her only attendant was her James who was Matron of Russell Hayward of South Acton served as best Miss Mary organist of the Congregational played The Wedding and appro priate music during the marriage Harold un cle of the sang I Love You accompanied by Miss The bride is a graduate of the Acton The Peacock Beauty Academy of and at tended Bryant and Stratton Busi iness She has been employed as a secretary at the Raytheon Manufacturing Com The groom attended the Acton and at present is manager of the Von Lear Cider He is a member of the South Acton Fire and of Charles Welch Benjamin of School West has been awarded the Bronze Star by the Commander of Amphibious Forces of the Pacific Fleet for service set forth in a secret cita According to that part of the citation that may be Rice distinguished himself by gal lantry in action in the assault and occupation an enemy held carrying out his duties in a calm and efficient manner des pite enemy opposition and in the face of heavy mortar machine gun and sniper For some time previous to his enlistment Rice had worked in a defense contributing much to the war effort at home by car rying other workers in his car and by long hours at his He was an enthusiastic member of 5th 29th MSG and had reached the rank of Although married and with home none of his friends were surprised when Rice He had always wanted to do more than fill a defense niche and felt he would rather enlist than wait to be Rice has received a wooden box from her husband filled with trophies with a distinct Japanese Among them were three Jap sailor all carefully with instructions they be given to her Bobby and Billy Soar and Dickie Another unusual item was a tool owned 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