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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - February 28, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts HomiL jttm I 5 FEBRUARY 5c per copy on News Stands Gls Take Over With Many Letters To Home Folks One Theme Apparent in Messages From Distant Places The tremendous response on the part of Acton Gls the world has overflowed the Mail Bag and blossomed into a true news A theme that almost plays a melody courses through their Beacon brings home It will be found in almost identical phrases in sev eral of the following The people of Actonare re ceiving a tribute in unaffected words from armed men and women who have taken time out of their busy lives to tell how grateful they are for the thing Acton is doing to lighten their lives even a little The letters follow Service Shots Major John an over night guest of his Carl Anderson of West dropped in to the Beacon office last week to greet the He is looking fit and except for a more serious mien he is much the popular Johnnie of other Now sta tioned at Long he is back on his old home Before coming to Ac ton his family lived in a short distance from The Major is impatient for action in the Pacific now that he has had experience in the European Kenneth whose ex ploits appeared in the last has been promoted to a according to word received by Miss Pnyllis Webb this Captain Frederick Heyliger ap peared at Town Hall this with the former Miss Evelyn and their love ly 18monthsold Frederick Heyliger was wound ed in action in France and is now on a 15day He is a Quiet Town Election Expected In March Four Candidates For School Committee Eileen ANC You cant possibly fathom how much the Acton Beacon means to Im speaking in the first per son but I am sure that I am writ ing what all the other recipients of that paper When youre away from home and cant keep in contact with everyone its just wonderful to have a means knowing what the guys and gals you used toknow are doing our parents do best to tel us the but they cant pos sibly keep in touch with everyone The folks you know mean home and when youre away from home you appreciate all that brings you a little closer to Thats what the Acton Beacon Believ you all have my blessings was surprised at your editorial in the February 2nd I can1 possibly imagine anyone being small enough to think such sland things i But siren on second does anyone ever do any thing for others out of thekind ness of their heart without some thing derogatory1 being said at one time or another Thats what makes wars in the appreci ate your every your every minute of Its an excellent paper it talks of those we want to hear about and it says it in a way we Many thanks an3 do keep those presses rolling Holland Doughty Jungle Warrior Sends Christmas Letter Home A fourcornered race for School Committee is the one contest to be expected in this years Town Elec With Richard Lowden run ning for Hermann Gat Zillah Gates and Wal ter Stevenson and their support are expected to give him a race that should be interesting to the Arthur whose term as selectman expires this has an nounced his candidacy for reelec No one has appeared to chal lenge and it is expected he will be reelected with no Following are the names of can didates for other town offices Mod erator for one Dur kee Town one year Harlan Tuttle Town one year William Henry Soar three years James Baker Tax one year Carrie Durkee Tree one year James Knight JBoard of Public three years Benjamin Ine son for reelection Ivar Peterson and Robert Willett Cemetery Ray Har ris Trustee Memorial Miss Mary Haskell After the resignation last year1 from the School Committee of Rob ert Vaughn Allen filled his un expired Allen is not running this year and Hermann from the intends to make every effort to capture the Francis MM Guess The Beacon of 2nd a couple of days You know its the closest I have been to home in a long Did my old heart good to read about millions of people I and on reading it word for I read it again and got just as big a kick as did the first I think Ive told everybody in our crew just where every stone in Acton is and I know I have at least half of them believing that Acton is the best town4n the Could be that some day well float our tub up the I think the river will be a bit small but what the can always put wheels on cant we About every time we hit port I keep my eyes to see if I can see any body from up that So far no but maybe some one of these days Ill run into someone and if I dot Im afraid theyll have to up the war until we finish Id like to ask you Staff William Holland Had Bill Holland lived seventy five years undoubtedly he would have carried 18 notches on his gun Today his military citation reads he killed 18 to thank everyone connected The Beacon as I said bringing me and a lot of the fellows and gals closer to home than we have been in a long Thanks again and regards to Francis Collins Of course I dont know first hand of the cir cumstances whicty prompted the editorial A Racket the Feb ruary 2nd edition of The Beacon but I want to put my two cents into the discussion just the Continued on Page 3 of the enemy and disrupted their lines of This is a dough ty record for a musician turned and his townsfolk are justly proud of Staff Sergeant William Dunlop Holland received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy at Solomon on March During the initial attack by the enemy against positions on Hill Holland was a pla toon sergeant in the garrison force occupying the Without re gard for his own Hol land crawled to an exposed posi tion under intense mortar and machine gun fire where he killed 18 of the enemy and disrupted their lines of By his courageous conduct and expert he was an inspiration to the men of his Son of and Frank Hol of but formerly living in South Hol born in New grew up in this town and gradu ated from the local High Inheriting a love of music from his talented who was conduc tor of the Anchor and Ark Glee Club for a number of the boy studied particularly the In High School he was active in making the basketball squad and was on the Student Other members of his class 1936 also in the services are Ensign Thomas Clarence Francis all and Leo Holland is wellknown locally for his talents as a having appeared in amateur In his sophomore year The Torch describ ed him as A good His outfit was the first to leave for Australia from Camp From Australia he was sent to New Caledonia and from there to Fiji Islands and the Solomons where the action at Bougainville raised him to Actons Hall of It was in that des perate battle that Robert Town another local lost his Holland has been in the South Pacific for three After two and onehalf years of jungle fight ing he was transferred to the Regi Headquarters Company According to latest reports he is on the move whether a return to combat duty or is not Continued on Page 2 Many Changes In Acton Teaching Staff Miss Feehan Resigns To Go To Waltham Miss Alice Feehan has resigned her position as teacher in the Ac ton to take a position at the Newhall School in Waltham on February Barbara graduate of Fitchburg Teachers will take Miss Feehans teaching the third ami fourth Ciabatton has taught at Lunenburg for four and is now working at Fort Anne of has been ap pointed as teacher of the fifth and sixth grades to replace Flor ence Rooney who has been substi tuting for some Mc Allister will report duty in She will be the fifth teacher sofar this year to take over these two She is a graduate of Fitchburg Normal and has at Goffs A local Miss Anne Hag has been appointed to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Barbara Mils Haggarty was president of Stu dent Government at Salem Teach ers While at Acton High from which she graduated several years she was presi dent of the Class and active in She was an outstand ing Beacon Honor Roll The following list of names of service men and women is the first installment of The Beacons Honor A column of names will be printed in each issue until the list is Clipping the column and saving it as it is pub will enable readers to learn readily those armed forces members who are of the Names of those who have been discharged as well as those who have given their are inclu In persons who have lived in Acton at one time and have retained their interest in local will be Should our readers find a name missing and feel that person is entitled to receive The a message to the editor will start the current issue on its x Discharged Killed in Police Drive A drive to prosecute motorists who fail to observe stop signs within the town limits has been launched by the Police Depart According to the police many local residents have been disre garding the stop signs placed at different intersections in the Several violations have been re ported to the police resulting in the drive to curb the Those booked will not only be subject to a fine in Court but the loss their licenses as Earl Paul James Edwin John Walter Wilho Walter Robert Robert Bernard Fred Dewey S Major S MM M Old Fashioned Dance On Patricks Day The usual monthly whist party for the benefit of The Beacon will not be held in an Old Fashioned Dance will be held Saturday March proceeds to be donated to this Miss Alma of Maple South will serve as chairman of the Dance SEND YOUR MILEAGE RATIONING RECORDS Announcement has been made by the local Rationing Board that gasoline applications cannot be processed unless accompanied by the Mileage Rationing Record of the This Mileage Rec ord was sent to all motorists to gether with their A books in Nov Federal regulations re quire Boards to endorse the re verse side of the Mileage Record with every issue of Hard ship or Supplemental Applications will be held until applicants submit their Mileage Rationing To avoid de lay the Board requests the Record accompany the FLASH Word has been received by the family of Peter that he was Hilled in action on February Philip Stanley Charles James Clarence George L Robert Henry Hazel Lloyd Burton Edward Wilson Kenneth William Horace Bert Harold Charles James Lester Leo Wilfred Harold Franklin John Wesley Emerson Walter Charles S Leon Robert Victor George George Thomas Francis William S Thomas Frederick S John Thomas Francis Edwin John Cornelius Leo John Michael Joseph Norman S Henry Ralph John S Joseph Joseph James Lincoln Benjamin Richard James John Alton S Henry Frank SK George Henry Augustave Continued in Next Issue
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