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   Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - February 2, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts                                THE TON BEACON I 3 FEBRUARY 1945 5c per copy on News Stands Yanks Build Home in War Zone Charles Judd of Nagog Hill believes in carry ing his comfort with If he cannot do that he manufactures it on the spot according to pictures and letters his family have receiv Some months ago Bud was transferred from England to the Being stationed in one sector may not be too exciting but Soldier Calls From Alaska Calvin of North telephoned from and talked for six minutes with his three sisters and two and Elwin and family of Wheeler The Corporal has not seen his brother Harry for nearly three years as the latter joined the Navy a year before the former entered the The Hollowell family report it is hard to tell who received the greater they or the soldier who has not been home for over twentytwo Rebekah Food Sale A food under the auspices of Winona Rebekah will be held on February 2nd at McAl lasters store in West Pro ceeds will be donated to this news paper for Russell Hartwell heads the committee in Other mem bers are William and Fred Russell Briggs In Italy Russell of Arlington West has arrived in Italy and hats taken up duties with a 15th Air Force heavy bomber Trained as a radio operator gunner on a B24 Liberator bomB Briggs is now a member of a group commanded by Thomas of The group has flown more than 145 combat missions against strategic targets in southern Eu rope and the Briggs entered the July He is now station ed at a 15th Air Force heavy bom ber base in Acton Girl Enjoys Jungle Life Army Nurse Treads Strange Paths Texas Sailor Goes Coasting Front of House Built by Charles Judd Farley and Buddies it has its for with the assistance of a couple of his decided to build a The in the recent battle areai is constructed from captured and discarded German war mate The windows were formerly flying over Allied troops in the noses of German The walls are German bomb The GIs have water system with a discarded airplane auxiliary gasoline tank doing noble duty on the Some of the material that went into the house was com When Texas comes to New Eng land at Christmas it goes coast A sailor lad from the Lone Star State a Christmas guest of and Fraser of South and and Willard at the Sylvia home in May Monthly Whist Held Despite Blizzard The January Benefit whist was held at Town Wednesday in spite of furiously drift ing snow and icy The party had been postponed from the pre ceding week because of bad weath Eleven tables were in play with the following winners William Harry Richard William Alfred Daniel Craig Waldo Miss Laura William Miss Phyl lis Benjamin John Erold Jacob Miss Lillian Jack Har William Elmer Robert Clayton Jean his After a traditional Yuletide Christmas thei young together with four other sailor left the Sylvia In stead of going for a walk with the others in company with younger members of the went He liked the thrifi of the sport so much he spent the entire afternoon and much of the evening sliding downhill and walk ing The other Navy men were from Van Connecti The young who could not get home for the were taken to the train in Boston by one of their Each was giv en a Christmas box from the family tree before ACTON SCHOOL NOTES The 1945 March of Dimes is in full It will be in process until January Acton schools will hold a drive during the period for the purpose of securing con tributions from all school Ruth State Guard Practice Realistic Carrie William Miss Laura Fannon won a carton of cigarettes and the War Bond door prize went to Raleigh Beach of West A substantial to be used for publication of this was The committee in charge was headed by Charles of South Ac Rear View posed of prefabricated houses and hangars left behind by the German army in its In a recent letter home Farley explained that his new home was 16 x 16 feet in area and eight feet in He also reports the soldiers have electric a radio and central heating a stove in the middle of the This Son of Acton is a good will ambassador of no mean abil Shortly after his arrival in England he noticed some goats on a nearby As he has been a goat fancier for he no ticed immediately that the Eng lish animals their hooves Striking up a friend ship with the he volunteer ed to do the Thus he per formed in England a chore fie had sometimes tried to avoid in The Girls basketball team has won four games and lost two so far this Members of the team are Lorraine Kennie is the Miss Barbara Barry was elected by the faculty for the Good Citizenship girls were nominated by the Senior with the faculty making tKe final The Boys basketball team will play Wayland at Wayland on and on February Concord Reforma William George Lawrence The death of William George of Arlington Sat urday morning came as a shock to his many friends and He had been ill for two He was 63 years a native of A High Mass of Requiem was celebrated at Elizabeths West yesterday morning at with Edward pastor of Elizabeths and Bridgets Church of Burial was in Bridgets Ceme Lawrence had been sexton of Elizabeths Church for many having served under three including Father He is survived by his Lena Dufour Lawrence two Seaward Spin ney and Norman of Acton one Walter Lawrence of Littleton a five sisters and eight grandchil Three Commfcnd Post ixemses were held by the 5th MSG at their drill Monday Secret orders were opened by the Com manding The first mes sage simulated a call for help from the station master who re ported a train A detail was despatched immediately under the command of an officer to rend er aid necessary for injured pas sengers and to guard The second message called for a guard to prevent looting of a store Littleton This was supposed to take place under severe storm The men supposedly could not reach their objective by the usual method of They were to use whatever means they could find to reach Littleton In this particular case they were supposed to use snowshoes and By an odd there was a snowstorm and while it did not reach blizzard proportions on the night of the it gave the men an opportunity to realize what it means to do guard duty under these to her George of the REGISTRATION OF VOTERS January 5th will play The Girls team is scheduled to meet Concord on the 31st and will play a return game with Con cord at Acton on February Both teams will play Groton on the 7 to 9 Acton 7 to 9 West Acton Fire 12 noon to 10 Nomination papers must be in the hands of the Town Clerk not later than 5 Town March 5 Polls open 12 noon to 8 12 at THANK YOU For helping with the cost of this issue we thank the following persons and who have donated funds and effort William Scanlon Noe Richard Leland Howe and Joseph Curtis Webster Blanchard Acton Grange Alice McAvenia Miss Natasha Farley Benjamin Rice and Lester Sebastian Walter Liebfried John Canessa Walter Stevens Miss Laura Davis William Gallagher James Connolly Elmer Somerville John Pederson Ruth Army Nurse is a home town girl who has traveled to to her and George bring news of magical the jungles of India and other re mote places if ever visited by residents of this Of her with true military refuses to I am only one of thou sands doing the same she casually After graduating from Acton High she became a student nurse at General Hospital in Following her gradua tion she took post graduate work at Simmons She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps two years ago last going im mediately to She went overseas the following Her parents have but a sketchy account of her tours of Detached service covers a wide range of travel and kinds of Hortons most recent tell of her a bam boo or with the jungle coming right up to the Bamboo furniture makes for com but things The life is rough with officers wearing long sleeved shirts and netting for their On their walks they hear monkeys cockatoos and other birds Hitchhiking is with oc casional chances to Hor ton has become an aviation en She has also become a member of a choir which has been formed at the A cantata was pre sented at Christmas in a little bamboo At weath er conditions are not too uncom The jungle is beautiful according to the Dur ing the monsoon the temperature reaches 130 de grees and in the Lieutenants Plain Hell Horton has a Rus with the Army in and a younger Miss   

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