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   Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - May 25, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts                                T ME TON BEACON fltfL tkfL I 11 MAY 1945 5c pet copy on News Stands Quintet At Junior Prom Miss Norma June Martha Hazel Ruth Acton Marine Weds Concord Girl A pretty home ceremony at DorisL West became the bride of Sergeant Burton At wood of South was solemnized at oclock Sunday May understood when I tell you Clergyman Addresses Catholic Club Audience Gives Informal Talk On the The Japanese attitude concern ing atrocities and particularly the Death March of may be at the home of the brides Herbert 70 Central West Miss Elizabeth sister of the served as with Gerald the brides in attendance as best The bride was given away by her Frank Can of The cere mony was performed by the Rever end Kenneth pastor of the Church in West The bride made her entrance to the strains of Oh Promise sung by Herbert Merriam of A reception fol lowed at the after which the young couple left for an unre vealed The son of and Herbert recently returned from a long tour of duty with the Marine Corps in the Paci fic ANNOUNCEMENT The offer of volunteer assist ance makes it possible for The Beacon to accept outoftown subscriptions in response to re peated Present facil ities will not permit the han dling of local Blood Donors Make Repeated Trips Many Have Given Over Two Gallons A list of blood donors was made available to The Beacon today by Henry Engman who has been in charge of this program since its inception in Acton Working tirelessly Engman has rounded up donors week after and arranged transportation for them to the Red Cross Blood Bank on Boylston street in Boston There are BO many persons who have not donated the burden Continued on Page 5 if a conversation I had recently ivith a Japanese is caching Army and Navy men at cannot return to his na ive said the Reverend Ber nard curate of Bridgets addressing an attentive audience at the Acton Catholic Hub banquet Wednesday When I asked him to explain theDeath March he told me the from early are taught it is better to die than surrender to an enemy that the man who surrenders is little better than a he should be treated like a The atroci horrible and unChristianlike to are the result of a wrong premise of and it causes the suicides of the Japanese as well as the abuse of Father Kane further told his audience that his informant had been investigated by government agencies to the point where there was no doubt of his American and that the by staying in the United States had become a man without a Unless the government makes a special provision for him he must leave at end of the To return to his native land will mean As he is an enemy though a friendly he cannot be allowed a vise to enter another The speaker said that in view of his valuable con tribution to the Allied war his problem may be solved for him by the government after Japan has Father Kane was enthusiasti cally applauded by the diners who filled to capacity the large hall of the West Acton Womans Club A lobster supper was ser ved by members of the Ways and Means Committee of the Womans Ormal Laffin was in charge of arrangements for the Catholic Club with Seaward President of the Continued 5 Acton Man Weds Maynard Girl Couple Will Live In Texas One of the loveliest weddings of the season took place Sunday after noon at oclock at the Union Congregational Church when Miss Mary Jane daughter of and James of Roosevelt May became the bride of Rich ard Francis of West The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Norman pastor of the Miss Gladys of sister of the served as Maid of The bridesmaids were Miss Helen Leit head and Miss Shirley also of James of and Russell South sister of the bridegroom served as Dex ter of was the best The brides gown was of white eyelet lace with chiffon Her fingertip veil was trimmed with white apple blossoms and caught with orange She carried a muff of white talisman A lovely effect was created by the bridal procession because of the contrast of soft tiny muffs adorned with yellow roses carried against the blue chiffon frocks of the and a muff of tal isman roses contrasting with the pink net gown of the Maid of Hon The ushers were clad in pink The church wasdecorated with sweet bridal wreath and wadding1 reception which was held in the church par the young couple left by auto mobile for Camp where the bridegroom is He is the son of William of Arlington West and has been in the service for almost four Case Against Tuomi Dismissed By Judge After having been held in bail charge of assault with criminal Edwin of School South appeared before Judge Edward Caiger in Concord District Court on Saturday tening to testimony from Miss McAvenia the victim of the Chief Michael Foley of the Acton Police and Officer Zuk of the State Police and without Tuomi taking the stand in his own Judge Caiger found no probable and the case was The charge was brought by the police after evidence had pointed to young Tuomi as the per petrator of an assault on Miss Arlene at about oclock on Saturday May FLASH George Gilbert has been liberated from a German prison camp and expects to re turn home as soon as transpor tation can be accord ing to word received yesterday by his He has been a prisoner of war since August Donations Used For Beacon Mailing Costs Two entirely unsolicited and un usual monetary donations were re ceived by The Beacon this The first was given by Llew ellyn Fullonton of South Acton in the name of her the late Emma Quimby prior to her death had told her daughter she wished to help along the work of The t The second one was made by employees of the Ark Manufactur ing Company of West in terested in the continued success of this Those making donations were Margaret Jack Benjamin Edgar Gene Ed win Norman Walter Albert Helen Laura Florence Virginia Ew Florence Schnair and Harry The money will be used to meet mailing costs of the next in addition to the goodwill ad vertisement of the Ark employees in todays Acton Veteran First To Receive GI Loan Hugh of Wheeler North is the first exservice man of this war in New England to have received the guaranteed loan under the GI it was an nounced Friday by the Farm Se curity who was discharged last August after service in Africa and on the has been diligent ly reestablishing the farm in North when he entered the servicepltfis under stood he plans to buy brooders and other equipment to build up his postwar with the When the exsoldierreturned to Acton after being discharged from the service he wasted no time but within a few weeks had his first determined to build up a successful By working early and late he has increased his flocks by the hundreds and is well on the road to ac cording to reports from North Center Womans Club Election The annual meeting of the Acton Womans Club was held at Wrights May The following officers were elected Allen Moody 1st Vice Alden 2nd Vice Leo Roche Recording Sec Kenneth Jewell Cor responding How ard Hulbert and George Baby Beautiful Contest Scheduled A Baby Beautiful Contest will be held in the Town Wednes day June 6th at Entrants are requested to file names with any member of the committee in together with the childs weight and Children from six months to five years of age are Contestants will be judged by an impartial committee of three whose According to Miss Mc Avenia was within 300 yards of her home on High Street after having arrived on a late train from when she was She told Chief Foley that the attack occurred as she reached a lonely spot on High Street after having turned in from Main She said her assailant tried to drag her over the stone wall on the north side of High Street and when her struggles prevented the she was thrown vio to the One of her attackers hands was clamped tight ly over her the other grasped her throat in an attempt to strangle She struggled so furiously that she succeeded in wrenching free and screamed He became fright ened and fled the Miss Mc Avenia ran the remaining distance to her screaming as she When she reached her home her parents immediately called Except for a cut on her anri finger marks on her Miss McAvenia was although Berger of Concord was called to treat her highly nervous On hearing the girls description of her Chief Foley called Tuomi out of bed at for Miss McAvenia des cribed her assailant as being 6 feet with light wavy He wore a white shirt with sleeves rolled halfway to the elbows and open at the He had on khaki She said he had long soft hands with the fingers on the right hand thick and different from the Tuomi was questioned again later on the same day by Officer Zuk of the State Police and Chief Following further investigation which included renewed questioning of the Tuomi was locked He first appeared in court before Judge Pierre Northrop on May Due to the nervous con dition of Miss McAvenia a continu ance was requested by the police and the case was continued to May Bail was set at Tuomi was represented in court by Attor ney Charles Lerer of Miss a graduate of j t a names will not be made public until the day of the Proceeds are to be donated to The The committee in charge is head ed by William of South assisted by James South Acton Walter East Acton Ed win North Acton and Edward West Thank You For giving gallant service in a sad cause The Beacon expresses its deep gratitude to Lester Sebastian Robert Bond Robert Britt Edward Schmitz Albert Jenks Mary Duggan Cormier Lynne Townsend Leo Thatcher Norman McAllaster Richard Greenman student at Boston She had attended the theatre in Friday night with and had caught the late train arriving in South Acton shortly before She is agjle and ath having participated in many sports during her high school It is believed her agility and strength saved her from more seri ous injury and possible Live Lambs Available For 4H Club Members Live lambs at each are avail able for those members of Actons 4H Club who wish to buy and raise according to an announce ment miade by the Extension Serv ice for 4H Clubs of Middlesex this Members may place their orders with Edward 53 Prospect South who is acting as a supervisor of 4H Club activities in this   

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