Polk County

Mary C. Giannobule



Twenty Des Moines women were graduated Saturday from the Navy’s general indoctrination school for WAVES at Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, Ia.

Some of the graduates will be sent to one of the 13 schools in the nation now being used by the WAVES for advanced training.  Others may be immediately assigned to active duty where qualified for such service.

DeMoines women in the class were: 
Thesa Marie Boyd, 214 ½  High st.
Marie A. Davidsaver, 1725 York st.
Lenore Margaret Flannery, 1326 E. Thirteenth st.
Mary Catherine Giannobule, 2900 S.W. Ninth st.
Ruby M. Jensen, 1301 Stephenson Way.
Betty Jean Jordan, 1443 Harding road.
Marjorie Alice Osterhout,l 1180 Nineteenth st.
Mabel Ann Pearson, 169 E. Broad st.
Martha Warren Powell, 709 Morton ave.
Martina S. Poyseur, 3201 Third st.
Dorothy Marguerite Rousch, 2719 Forty-first place.
Doris Elaine Shoning, 1349 E. Fifteenth st.
Mary Ann Smith, Route 4.
Evelyn Elvera Stansberry, 1305 E. Twelfth st.
Doris Marie Tellis, 2228 E. Walnut st.
Mary Elizabeth Watkins, 932 Thirtieth st.
Roberta Williams, 2323 Fortieth st.
Margaret L. Willis, 428 Pleasant View drive.
Patricia Wolcott, 1607 York st.
Mary Aloyse Wright, 1402 Ninth st.

Source: The Des Moines Tribune, Monday, April 5, 1943


A JEEP Ready to Roll...for Every Name On Our Honor Roll!

That's the slogan of twelve hundred Younker employees for the next three weeks. A great mass-meeting was held last Wednesday morning to organize for this store's one hundred percent participation in this nation-wide campaign. Selling is our business. Enthusiasm is high.

Our plan is to sell enough War Bonds and Stamps to buy a JEEP for every name on our honor roll. A Jeep costs about $1000. 136 of our employees have gone from our store to enter the service. Our goal then is $136,000. Watch our 7th and Walnut Street corner window for daily posting of our progress in this drive.

It's a big job...ours and yours. It must be done quickly, thoroughly and successfully. We've all got to pitch in and help...buy and sell to reach the tremendous goal set for the nation. Younkers has installed special War Bond, Stamp and Corsage booths on nearly every floor for your convenience. Immediate delivery of War Bonds will be made.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, April 12, 1943 (photograph included)

Couple Takes Nuptial Vows

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Giannobule, 2900 S.W. Ninth st., announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary, Storekeeper, second class, WAVES, to Corp. William J. Bryan.  The marriage took place Nov. 18, at St. Anthony’s church.  The rev. Cornelius Lalley officiated.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white satin and a finger-tip-length veil. She carried a white prayer book decorated with a white orchid and satin streamers.

Miss Rosemary Greco was maid of honor and Miss Josephine Oliver and Miss Mary Pigneri were bridesmaids. John Salvaggio was best man. Lucille Catrone was flower girl and Frank Tilotta, ring bearer.

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at a Des Moines club.  Mr. and Mrs. Giannobule were hosts at a reception honoring the couple at 4 p.m. at their home.

Corporal Bryan of the U.S. Army is stationed at Fort Barrancus, Fla.

Source: The Des Moines Tribune, Friday, November 24, 1944 (wedding photograph included)