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Globe Gazette
Mason City, Iowa
August 02, 1944, Page 6

Memorial Is Conducted by W.R.C.

At the Women's Relief Corps meeting Tuesday afternoon in the Legion hall, with Mr. C. E. SHERWOOD presiding, memorial services were held for 15 servicemen who had lost their lives in defense of their country.

A memorial table was arranged by Miss Betty RUSSELL with flags, patriotic emblems, and garden flowers. A blood plasma fund container was in the center with a placard, "In Memoriam to a Fallen Hero." Mrs. SHERWOOD gave the names who were Pfc. John M. GARCIA, Platoon Sgt. William C. CROSS, Pfc. Roy J. SCHULTZ, Sgt. Cecil WALDMOE, Pharmacist's Mate Maurice T. HURIT, Sgt. Robert H. ANDERSON, Sgt. Robert D. FOWLER, Signalman Dale E. WENTWORTH, Sgt. Harvey McDOUGLE, Cpl. Keith E. DYE, Pfc. Wallace R. SPINGER, Pvt. Harry PAXTON, First Lt. Richard L. GROW, Pvt. Harold FRAZIER, Staff Sgt. Ernest RUHNKE.

Mrs. Erma HEWITT placed the corps check of $7.50 in the container and led in the Lord's prayer. Mrs. Hugh STEVENS played a piano solo "America, The Beautiful." The additional check brings the total for blood plasma fund to $132.50.

The charter was draped for past department officers and Mrs. Sara CRAWFORD. Mrs. STEVENS played "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God to Thee" during the ceremony and Mrs. Lavina WHIPLE offered prayer.

General orders were read calling attention to the honor bestowed on Mae BORN, department president, by Gov. HICKENLOOPER who appointed her a major on his military staff. This was done becaue of the many services rendered in all wars by the W. R. C. and she is the first woman to hold that office.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2012



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