The Virginia Gazette

Virginia, Cass County, Illinois, Friday, April 20, 1945 Volume Seventy-Two Number Twenty-Six,

PFC James Morris Awarded Air Medal

PFC James W. Morris, aerial radio operator has been awarded the Air Medal, according to an announcement made by Brig. Gen. William H. Hunnar.

PFC Morris completed 150 hours of operational flight in transport aircraft during the period from November 2, 1944 to December 23, 1944.

His route was over the Himalaya Mountains, and is known as one of the most dangerous flying assignments given to the boys in that area.

PFC Morris is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Morris of near this city.

Parents Of Daughter

S-Sgt. and Mrs. Carol E. Harris are the parents of a baby girl, named Rose Marie, born April 14, at St. Anthony's hospital in St. Louis, Mo. S-Sgt. Harris is located now somewhere in Germany.

Returns Home

Dr. A. R. Lyles returned to his home Friday after a several days visit with his daughters, Mrs. Pauline Leonhard and Mrs. Miriam Dunn in Chicago.

Sangamon Valley

Sgt. Wm. H. Boeker of the army air base, Rapid City, S. D., returned to his duties, last Fri., after being called home by the death of his grandfather, the late Wm. Theivagt.

Mrs. Geo. Hockett and daughter, Sue, of Chicago are visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Smith.

Mrs. A. T. Dunn is on the sick list.

Mrs. Sprague Moore of Chicago returned to her home Saturday after a week's visit with Mrs. Caolyn Boeker and Miss Grace Theivagt.

The Woman's Missionary society met last Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Jas. Merwin.

Margaret Crawford

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Paschal of Springfield were Sunday guests at his mother's home. Mrs. Pachal remained until Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Harden, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crawford of Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Saylor and daughter of Beardstown, were Sunday guests at the Floyd Crawford home.

Mrs. George Huffman and Lee, Mrs. Philip Stock and Ruth, Mrs. Arthur Wildt, Miss Peggy Crawford were in Virginia Sunday evening to hear Ross Welch.

Mr. and Mrs. George Huffman were in Jacksonville yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grant and daughters were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Kloker.

Linda Crawford spent several days the first of the week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crawford of Walnut Grove.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newbern visited Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Miller Sunday afternoon.

Dean Stock visited Virginia high school Tuesday.

Restless Residents

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Merriman and family moved Saturday to the home they recently purchased on Hardin Street.

Mrs. Mollive Weaver, moved Wednesday from the Roy Conover residence to the home of Mrs. Emily Hughes, who has recently returned to her home after residing with her daughter, Mrs. David Dodds for the past several weeks.

Miss Nadine Huffman of Pekin spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Huffman.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Conover were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Roy Conover home.

Miss Mary Dooling of Springfield spent Saturday and Sunday with her father, John T. Dooling.

Mrs. C. R. Wilson and Mrs. Florence Graves were in Beardstown Monday afternoon.

Miss Ruth Jane Lang returned to Indianapolis, Indiana, Sunday after spending the spring vacation here. She was accompanied to Springfield by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lang.

Mrs. Clyde Cooper, Mrs. Russell Decker, Mrs. Walter Davis and Mrs. Hilma Spencer spent Monday evening in Jacksonville.

Mrs. John Knight was a caller in Springfield Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Morse, Mrs. R. E. Widmayer, and Mrs. J. V. Cotta were Sunday guests of Mrs. Mary Widmayer in Havana.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dambacher spent Wednesday in Springfield with her parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Mefford were visitors in Jacksonville Wednesday.

Mrs. Elizabeth Beard left yesterday for a few days visit with relatives in Decatur and Rockford.

Mrs. Margaret Holstclaw spent Wednesday afternoon in Beardstown.

Mrs. Elmer Branham and Mrs. Fred Sutherd visited Thursday with Patrick Hayes who is a patient at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville, suffering with a fractured shoulder.

Sam Mallory of Long Beach, California spent Wednesday evening with his niece, Mrs. Dory Newman.

Mrs. Mary Thurman and son, Bobby, of Chrisman are spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. James Lindsaey and Mrs. James Lindley and daughter, Patricia, of Kilbourn and Mrs. Robert Matthew and son Chucky of Wilmington, spent Sunday with Mrs. Jennie Lynn and Letty.