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   Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - July 31, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts                                THE TON BEACON HonVL jtfL ifuL JoteML I 15 July 1945 Smith Car and Truck Crash at Kelleys Corner Ralph the former Miss Annie of Massa chusetts West was painfully injured yesterday at noon when her car was iri collision with a tractortrailer truck driven by James of Dor and owned by the Brine Transportation traveling in the di rection of West Acton on Route was driving her husbands According to the traveling North on Main street from South failed to heed the Stop sign at Kelleys The Smith car was badly dam Smith was taken to Clarks office by Select man George Braman and Chief Michael She was later taken to the Emerson Hospital by ambulance for xray It is reported suffering from a sprained ankle sustained several weeks her ankle was further She also received lacera tions about the Her Ralph is a Seabee who has had much ex perience in the European combat and was returned to this country some months He is now stationed at Ration News STOVES All gas heating and stoves have been removed from quota restrictions although they still are Applicants desiring gas heating or gas cook if wul receive cer tificates without the former delay caused by insufficient Oil oil cooking and combina tion stoves are still under quota SUGAR The Sugar Panel an nounces that applications for home canning sugar are processed as they are received All Boards are on a quota basis and can issue amounts of sugar only within their The local Board has given preference to those applicants who have signi fied their intentions to do early The Board can issue only the first portion off the amount applied that five pounds per until the Washington office gives permission through the Regional Office to issue the As soon as this permis sion is coupons will be issued FUEL OIL An appeal is made to fuel oil users to submit their renewal applications for 19451946 oil The Fuel Oi Panel is concerned of 800 applications sent a scant 50 have been This wil cause a dangerous bottleneck a1 the Issuance Center in the fall if the condition is general and many persons who did not file early may go without the necessary fuel for The Regional Office considers the situation so serious it has given the local Board per mission to close its doors at noon daily in order that applications may be processed and forwarded to the Issuance This move is unnecessary in Acton at present as all applications received have been processed and at present are at the The Issuance Cen ter is forwarding coupons to con sumers as speedily as possible be cause of the desire of the OP A to have all available storage space in consumers homes filled early to make room for additional supplies at the dealers SHOES Womens from the modestly priced to the expen have been ration free when reduced in for several Continued on Page Soldier Husband Calls From London One a few weeks Ellsworth daugh ter of and Albert of West was called to the telephone by the New York office of the Bell Telephone Com She was told her at present on duty in would call her from London at a certain She was asked to be at home so as to receive the The telephone company had warned her sufficiently in advance so that she was able to get in touch with her husbands who lives in and have lier come to Acton to talk with her Massey had been instructed by the telephone concerning topics that are tabu because of and with The call was so clear that all parties com mented it might have been a local The entire Jones the Sergeants mother and his wife chatted with him for six minutes over the mile oceanwide In telling the story Al bert Jones said everyone received a tremendous thrill out of the ex He said Massey was on a furlough in London at the time he made the From War to Trout Fishing The battle saga of Lyle of well be titled From Hell to Trout His D Day and D plus 1 Day experiences are vividly told in a recent letter Entering the Army in he was trained at Fort Bel and assigned to a Combat Engineers He sailed from Boston in October of 1943 arriving in for further From there his outfit was sent to While in the latter country he ex perienced the feeling of having bombs whiz over The nearest one landed just a block and a half Katharine Schofield S Home on Leave WAVE Katherine of South who wears the in signia of a Seaman is spending two weeks leave at her Miss Schofield is stationed in New Orleans and doing wire recording at a ground school for She is enjoying Navy life and finds that plenty of amuse ments and educational opportuni Wave Katharine Schofield ties are offered at the base in the Deep In spite of its repu tation for old world the local girl finds New Orleans a unattractive The lives up to its reputation as she has proven by dimng at the internationally Antoines Baton on the other is a lovely city according to S It is beautifully land scaped and itshomes are well and neatly I saw a ferry down there for the first time in my said Miss And we can go dancing on It goes out for about three The USO runs dances at camp and has something of interest for us every Even as her Naval Miss Schofield launders her own although the coat sleeves offer difficulties she said The Acton girl is a graduate of the local High Class of In the Torch of that year she was named as the Most Con She played basket and and was a mem ber of the Glee She has been in the service for six Police Blotter Arvo Askel Mannien of Maynard appeared in Concord District Court on charges of drunkenness brought by the Acton Police and was sen tenced to ten days in the House of Correction at Lyle Reynolds In his letter the South Acton boy gives the following pic ture of D Day We loaded onto an LST for the It was quite but I wasnt for a OnD Day we stopped about nine or ten miles out and a Rhino Ferry came along and was fastened to the front of the We ran all our equipment onto the It was real rough and the ferry bounced around The ferry is a large floating dock We came in close to shore but were told to stay out for Sure glad we did as the Continued on Page Glenn Secrist of was fined in Concord District Court for exceeding the speed limit in Miss Mary Pullinen of Fitch burg was fined in the Con cord District Court for failing to stop at the intersection of Central street and Massachusetts avenue in West Perviss Carruth of appeared in Concord District Court and was fined by Judge Pierre Northrup for failing to heed stop sign at Central street and Massachusetts and for operating after suspension of NOTICE The next issue of The Beacon will be published on August 5c per copy on News Stands Mitchell Bomber Crashes Empire State Building in New York Fog Misleads Veteran Flyer Causing 13 Deaths A B25 Mitchell Bomber crashed headlong into the Empire State Building in New Saturday while on the last leg of its continental The big bomber which was being piloted by of had left Bedford airport after having been cleared from the local and was enroute to the Newark airfield when the tragedy The planes base was in North Pacific Hero Weds Former Acton Girl William Holland and Miss Edith of form erly a resident of South were united in marriage Sunday July at Lukes Church in The oclock ceremony was performed by Eason former pastor of Georges Episcopal Church in fc The bride was attended by her Margaret of Smyrna The best man was Eugene who recently re ceived his discharge from the Army after many months in the received much publicity for his feats in killing Japanese sol He gave up his Sergeants stripes to join an enlisted mens band where he served as An interesting letter to his par ents was published in newB The young couple will spend a months honeymoon in Veteran Takes Bride A wedding of interest to service men and women took place Sunday afternoon at oclock at Charles Catholic Church in Wal when Leo World War II veteran of the Pacific and Miss Rita Louise of were united in The plane struck the skyscraper at the 79th the engine tear ing through seven walls and go ing out the other coming to rest on a penthouse roof a block At last there were thirteen Flaming gasoline flooded the 79th and lower causing death and serious injuries to occupants of the Two elevators crashed to the one it is falling eighty Smith had spent Friday night with his wife and young son at his home in A young Brooklyn sailor who had begged a was a The morning was foggy and the pilot had been warned by La Guardia field that the Empire State Building was shrouded in and was told to keep above 1500 to 2000 Occupants of other in their stories to news said that the bomber flew past their windows at fifty and jfv dently striving for altitude when the crash Among the wit nesses were Morton the baseball who was standing at the window of his room in the New Yorker This tragedy is the third to oc cur in three weeks involving planes that have left Bedford air The an army trans fell in flames near Nine Acre in carrying five army men to their The sec ond also in a bit over a week ago in the same lo although this time in Con causing the death of the a veteran with 50 European missions to his This plane was a Smith and the pilot of the transport that fell in were also returned fliers who had been decorated several Leo Thatcher The clad in traditional white with long was at tended by Miss Anne of Cedric a veteran of the Americal and brother of the was best A reception was held at the home of the bridegrooms and Henry on Massachusetts West following the The bride is a daughter of and Dennis of Whit comb After a honeymoon to be spent in Connecticut the young couple will occupy thpir new apartment in the John Littlefield on Central West Edward Jlurley Receives Army Discharge Edward Kinsley West arrived in Acton last and is back in civilian A member of the famed Company Americal Hurley is a veteran of four and onehalf years army with thirtyeight months spent in the Pacific He has the Presidential Unit and three battlestars on his service signifying1 ac tion at Philippines and Hurley has no immediate plans for the although he likes his home town so well he would like to get work in this when he has had a sufficient time to Asked how he felt toward the Hurley said I dont I guess they are all and the reporter received the impres that this veteran is so glad to be home he just wants to forget everything connected with his Pacific BUY WAR BONDS   

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