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S O C I E T Y D O I N ’S
The Literary Research Club held ber, registration closes Oct. 6th.
a picnic at Laurelhurst Park, A semi-formal birthday party
Thursday, August 24th. The picnic was fyeld in honor of the birthdays SAIPAN, Marianas Islands (De
was a grand success, the pot luck of Mesdames Cleo Cooper, and Kit layed)—After participating in two
dinner was eaten with gusto. Mrs. ty ' Blackwell on August 24th, at major Central Pacific battles, Pri
vate First Class John L. Abney,
Rachel Greene is the club’s presi 1712 N. Victoria Ave.
Mrs. D. Davidson and Phyllis 36, United States Army, of 3016
daughter of Mary 3. Dunn, South Parkway, Chicago, is ready
Cpl. T. W. Cain of Portland was
to leave for Oakland, to go on a third.
a visitor in the city on a 6 day
Leave.. Cpl. Cain has been in the Calif, on a vacation trip, Septem The husky Negro soldier, who
has been overseas two years, is a
service six months, having finished ber 5th.
member of a unit that lands on is
a special course at Fort Crook,
lands before they are secured to
Mr. and Mrs. Jones and young E. Rodney Ave., is home on short bring badly needed supplies ashore.
daughter were guests of Mrs. Poly- leave. He has been in the Naval He landed on this island four
days after the first Marines landed,
anna Reed and family. Mrs. Jones Reserve 6 months.
and has been working night and
is a teacher in Dallas, Texas.
ever since. He landed on Ma-
Mrs. Smith, daughter and grand WHAT’S WHAT IN
on the third day of the
children were the dinner guests of
Gilbert Islands campaign.
Miss Thelma Moore of Vanport
“I would like to get back to the
CAMP LEJENNE, N. C.—A for United
States,” he said, “but as
Mrs. Smith, daughter and grand mer professional baseball star,
we have to lick the Japs,
children were the dinner guests of Marine Private First Class Benja
Miss Thelma Moore of Vanport Ci min F. Smith, whose wife lives at I’ll stay out here and do my part.”
SAIPAN, Marianas Islands (De
4309 St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, layed)—The
Corps’ proudest tradi
The Local Billy Webb Lodge No. Mo., still keeps his big bat boom- tion and a Negro
1050, I. P. O. E. of W., have sus ing as he leads the offensive for who believed in it Marine
stood the acid
pended their weekly Saturday night the Montford Point Marines, rated test together eight days
card games until further notice. here as one of the best Negro nines island was officially secured.
A beautiful doll house is the in the country.
prize that some lucky baby is to Montford captured the first half The Corporal was Joseph Go
receive in the Elks Baby Contest. title in camp league competition gins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Popularity to be ascertained by the and is slated to annex the second Gogins, of 4519 Evans Avenue, Chi
contestant selling the largest vol half. Many of the stars, like Smith, cago, 111.
ume of tickets to the Baby show. have a professional background.
A cage full of Japs staged a sur-
It will be held at 2504 N. Williams The St. Louisian played first pri attack on an Army working
Ave. on the evening of September base and pitched for the Memphis party north of Garapan. A volun
22, at 8 o’clock.
Red Sox, the St. Louis Stars, and I teer group of Marines and Sailors,
Ethiopian Clowns. He also was some armed only with rocks, went
A birthday party in honor of
Mrs. Letha Peck was held at her active in high school and semi-pro to their rescue.
home 163 N Halsey Thursday even circles around St. Louis. While The unarmed members of the
ing, August 24th. There were about attending summer high school, he conglomerate» group decided to
20 guests present. A partial list of starred at first base, and later, withdraw after a Marine was
those present is Mrs. Lula Lee, when playing semi-pro ball, was wounded on the arm by rifle fire.
Mrs. Greggs, Mr. and Mrs. Martin named on the All-Stars from 1933 Nineteen-year-old Corporal Gogins,
and Mrs. Marshall. Many lovely to 1936.
himself unarmed, rose to the occa
gifts were received by the honored On February 18, 1944, he enlisted sion.
hostess. Outstanding among them in the Marines and is now provid “You come back here,” he shout
being a boquet of American roses, ing his fellow Marines with the ed. Don t you know the Marines
a gift from her husband. Appetiz best in chow, as cook at Montford never retreat?”
Point. Smith has four brothers, all Soldiers, sailors, and Marines
ing refreshments were served.
Mrs. I. Duke gave a going away baseball stars. Quincy Smith now stood their ground together killing
party for Mrs. Estelle Gary who is plays centerfield for the St. Louis 18 Japs and capturing two before
to make the trip by plane to Los Stars*. Eugene, formerly a great they ran out of ammunition.
pitcher and boxer, is now with the
Leon and William
Mrs. Josephine Twitty, U. S. O. Smith, in two India.
secretary, entertained Lt. and Mrs. both overseas with the standouts,
Robert Deiz at her home with a
dancing party. The guests were
ACCIDENT VICTIM IN
(Norfolk Journal and Guide W ar Cor-
Sl/cl Wesley Ellis and wife of De
respondent. representing the combined
troit, S2/cl. Wesley Radford and
, United States press during the invasion
bride*also of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Mees, a worker at Swan lof southern France.)
By JOHN JORDON
Wm. Bill (Bill) McClendon, Mrs. Island shipyard is in the Vanport
Harold H. Morris, Miss Florence
21 — The
Mills, S2/cl. Ralph Ballard, Buster and serious automobile accident.
Reynolds, Mrs. Bonnie Flynn, Lloyd While driving to work on Sun mighty Allied machine, driven by
Gaskin, and Helen M. Thomas. Re day, a car coming out of a parking men of every race, and color, rum
freshments were served to round lot crossed in front of him causing bles steadily onward over mountain
Mees to crash into the other car, roads and grape-laden vineyards of
out a lovely evening.
almost throwing Mees through the southern France, nearer Hitler’s
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Garrett windshield.
gave a party for Dr. and Mrs. Joy of the knees, He a received
and a badly Cheering French civilians line
ner Friday evening, August 25th. bruised forehead. cut Mr. lip Mees
lives in i the roads as trucks and other war
The proposed Vanport Commun Guilds Lake.
vehicles, many laden by colored
ity Forum will hold its executive
speed to fast-moving
meeting in the centrally located In
front. Cheers are free and sincere
termediate school building at 8:00
for American soldiers, be they
o’clock p. m., Sept. 8.
The purpose of this Forum is to
Despite poverty from German
better acquaint the citizenry of
liberated Frenchmen are the
Vanport with information pertin Contact Mm Cox, 1409 Williams
ent to the coming- political cam Ave., Phones: MU 3071, VE 9025. happiest people in the world. John
ny GI was never a greater hero.
paign and its candidates. Remem-
In rumble of artillery and bombs
your correspondent interviewed
PROFESSIONAL Barnes SHOE REPAIR dusty-smeared men wheeling sup
plies north and found their morale
high. The supply route, though
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grim, gives consolation to the toil
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