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   Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - April 10, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts                                THE TON BEACON famuL I 8 APRIL 1945 5c per copy on News Stands BEACON HONOR ROLL Killed in Action x Discharged Betty Harold Richard Richard Ansel Harry Charles Gordon Ralph Harry Donald Ralph Herbert Howard John Walter Dorothy Alton William Daniel Wilfred Paul Charles Millard Stannard Charles Robert George Cedric John Leo Robert Roy Clayton Wilbur Ruoffff Robert David Horace Anthony Francis Joseph S Pfcl S SK Gunner MM ARM Burton Kenneth Thomas Peter John Charles S Donald Ruth John Lawrence S Warren Milton Alfred Robert Edward Jean Robert Stanley Anthony Carl George S Frederick MoMM Doreen Jeffries John Carl Roderick Thomas Betty ANC Russell Clara Emile Donald Thomas Stannard Arthur Wardlej William Brewster Earl John Kenneth Donatus Benere Appointed to Area Price Panel Will Represent Acton At Concord Meetings The appointment of Donatus of West asa mem ber of the Area Price Panel at by the Board of Select men has been approvedby England Regional Administrator of the Office of Price Administra tion Eldon it is announced by Webster chair man of the local War Price and Rationing The newly appointed Price Panel member is well known in the Ac tons where he has been much in terested in local community affairs over a period of many He is Treasurer of State Re formatory at World War I veteran and a member of the American In accepting this important ap Price Member Benere has joined the long list of spirited citizens throughout the nation who are serving without compensation and at much sacri fice of their personal time and in the administration of the difficult programs of Rationing and Price As a representative of Price Member Benere will attend weekly Area Board meetings in Concord where questions on Price Control will be discussed mer chants and consumers having prob lems will be heard and advised and where the entire local Price program will be War Hero ToWed ConeMerriam Engagement Announced Last Week Announcement of the engager ment of their Miss Jan to James was announced by and Russell Cone of Arl at a tea at their home on March Miss Cone was graduated from Jackson College in where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Tufts College is the son of and Harold of South Ac While at Tufts he was a member of Theta Delta He recently returned from eleven months service with the 20th Air Force in the ChinaBurmaIndia A news article of Merriams experiences appeared in the last issue of this Two Local Men Win Air Medals Russell of West and Charles of West have been awarded the Air Medal for service in Both young men are gunners on B24 Liberatorbombers of the 15th Air Sheehan will be remembered in the Actons as a driver of a fuel truck for the Bursaw Gas Oil prior to his induction into the Post War Series Start In Todays Beacon A series of articles on post war plans by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been prepared for and will be published exclusive ly in The The first ap pears in this The author is Charles Judd of Acton who is Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Committee on PostWar I Director Farley is a recognized authority on his subject and with in the past few months has done much research along the lines of post war problems and He has met with prospective em ployers of returned veterans and with has discussed in great detail the problem of finding the man for the job and the job for the His articles will give a picture of plans for State projects that promise steady employment for thousands of If carried out they will bridge the gulf be tween war and peacetime produc tion and so tend to eliminate the possibility of another South Acton Boy With Pattons Army Loses Belongings in Vicious Raid Losing ones chance to receive a hardearned diploma with ones classmates because of the draft is hard enough for a young man to but losing all ones belong ings in a Belgium blitz is At least that is probably the way Corporal Charles of South Corporal Charles Sweet Sweet was the first member of the Class of Acton High to be He en tered the service in May and his diploma was presented to his Craig at the graduation exercises in JIB wjis transferred to Fort i3ustis where he received his basic train ing and was assigned to an anti aircraft automatic gun In October 1943 he went overseas and was stationed in England for some The picture above was snapped in that He was a member of the DDay invasion forces and after spending some time in France went on to Last reports are that he arrived in Germany in time for his 20th on February 25thWhile the Acton lad was his weight with Pattons his friends back in South Acton were giving him a birth day Fourteen of them gathered at the home of Hen ry Capelle on February 21st and packed two birthday boxes under the direction of Sweet demonstrated with two the proper way to pack them after weighing each Sweet received his Corporals stripes in Word has reached his and Craig that their son had lost all his belongings during a bombing in the vicinity of Lux A friend of the family on hislast trip overseas tried to find With leave to go inland the sailor arrived at a place of great Inquiring at he was disappoin ted to find he had missed the Ac ton boy by but two He was told Your buddy was one ofthe lucky Permission has been given to publish excerpts from some of the Corporals letters to his They follow can now tell you that we are in It is a beautiful country and the people are The first day we arrived at a cer tain town we stopped to rest and some little children came to us and insisted that we visit their school which was The who could speak welcomed us and after a little the school was much like we returned to our We were cold and Continued on Page 4 Seabee Gives Striking Picture of Liberated Areas First hand information as to conditions in liberated Pacific areas has been received by George of Nagog Hill in a letter from her husband who has been in that area with the Seabees for over two A veteran of the and at present in a censorable the Center man and former Acton High School faculty knows whereof he Braman has permitted the letter to be published in The Beacon with only the personal messages Last Gold Star Mother Passes Away Actons last Gold Star mother of World War George Quim passed away at her home on Piper South Sunday night after having contracted pneu monia two weeks Funeral services will be held tomorrow af ternoon at oclotk at her late Bom on the old Billings Place m South Quimby had liv ed most of her eightyfive years in this Her for whom Quimby Square in South Ac and the local Legion post in are died in action in the first World Several years ago Quimby visited her sons grave in in company with other American Gold Star Surviving her are two Llewellyn South Acton James West Acton a Russell New York seven two of whom are now in the Burton Wayne grand Baby Dies On Fathers Birthday Especially tragic was the death on her fathers April of nine monthsold daughter of and Joseph Kazokas Anne Vit formerly of South The couple had brought their baby to the Childrens Hospital in Boston from their present home in New York in the hope of improv ing her The news of her death came as the father was cut ting a birthday cake at the home of relatives in The baby died as the result of a rare condition in which her blood became a distinct type apart from that of the and Kazokas have two other Joseph and Rich Kazokas has a responsible position with the Federal Com munications Commission and is stationed in New While living in Acton he was employed at the American Cyanimid Cor Funeral services were held at the Twombly Funeral Parlors in Wednesday with burial in the family lot at Mount Hope West Warns of Danger From War Souvenirs State Fire Marshall Asks Cooperation Dangerous war souvenirs in the possession of civilians have resul ted so frequently of late in tragedy that Fire Chief Stuart Mac Gregor has forwarded a message from State Fire Marshall Whitmore to all Acton concerning the Vrorn all parts of the country these trage dies resulting from improper hand ling and ignorance of the lethal qualities of harmless appearing Continued on Page 4 Written by George Braman I dont remember just what I have told you in the past regard ing the Island Im on so Ill tell you what I can about it At first while the greatest part of our outfit was busy elsewhere we established our camp in a wooded area where brush was about 12 feet high and impossible to walk through unless a trail was We had to clear out any booby duds unexploded That was my job We had quite a lot of that stuff in this area along with a number of dead that had to be The bull dozers took care of the brush and the dead very well and although the flies and the stink was almost unbearable we managed to get a good start and make things livable in spite of rain and bad There were a good number of Japs all around but we had a de fensive set up that worked real well and consequently we managed to keep most of them out of were right in the cainp stolen Marine and and when wed go after them theyd start to they very seldom if ever its most always a trot or It was hard to get a nights sleep as I and still do the camp Id just get to sleep and then some shots would be fired and Id have to investigate to see what it was all That over with Id hit the sack and maybe be asleep an hour when another fusillade of and another check some times Id sit up a good share of the night with one of our guards at a damn creepy Well that was fun and time sped by pretty quickly and although Japs were killed within a very few feet of our none were ever killed in the camp Sniper fire was very common and all of us were lucky in not being A couple of our men on patrol got it and another fellow stepped on a but outside those three toeing killed and a few wounded we came out on There is hardly a day that goes by but what a Jap or two are but we now have a place that is pretty free all We have a very nice high good nice breeze and good living quar We have hot and cold water in our showers and it sure seemed nice to get a hot shower that really took the dirt and grime out that cold water wouldnt My quarters are up off the ground about two all screened with a double ceiling which keeps Continued on Page Point Free Frozen Green 27c 12 37c Lima Beans 12 33c Crushed Pineapple 16 42c Horse Meat 16 20c Jack Jill Cat 16 14c Sealtest Ice Cream 6Oc quart brick Jenks Frozen Food Lockers West   

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