Polk County

Pauline Higbee





Songbooks for Service Club

Two dozen songbooks from the college department of Central Church of Christ are being donated to the Service club for the armed forces, 203 Fifth ave. The songbooks will be used during vesper services at the recreation center, planned for twice a week. Putting book plates in the books Sunday night at the church were: (left to right) Mary Alice Russell; Zelma Christensen; Pauline Higbee; and Dick Short.

Source: The Des Moines Register, April 13, 1942 (photo included)

Des Moines in the Service

Pauline Higbee, daughter of A.L. Higbee, 712 Leach ave., has been graduated from the yeoman school at the coast guard training station, Palm Beach, Fla., and will report to Long Beach, Calif, for assignment to duty. She has been promoted to seaman, first class.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, January 15, 1945

Des Moines in the Services

Pauline Higbee, yeoman, third class, in the SPARS, is on a 19-day leave from her duties at Long Beach, Cal. She is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Higbee, 712 Leach ave. Yeoman Higbee has been in the service more than a year and recently was promoted from seaman, second class.

Source: Des Moines Tribune, June 13, 1945

Pauline Higbee and Ensign W.E. Story Wed

In a double ring ceremony, Miss Pauline Higbee, yeoman third class, SPARS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Higbee, 712 Leach ave., became the ride of Ensign W.E. Story, U.S.N.R. son of Mr. and Mrs. B.T. Story of Winfield, Kan., Aug 9 in Los Angeles, Cal. A.B. Johnson officiated.

The bride is stationed at Long Beach, Cal. Ensign Story is on destroyer duty.

The couple left Monday after visiting Des Moines.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, August 21, 1945