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World War II in Culver 1941  



Dec 10

- United States At War WIth Japan; Local Men In Attacked Ares
    War came suddenly and ruthless to the Unidted States SUnday when the Japanese launched an attack on Hawaii and Guam...

    On Monday President Poosevelt akes Congress for a declaration of War against Japan... There wasonly one dissenting vote in both houses.

    The was was brought hom to this community as local youn men are stationed in the area that was the center of the Japaneese attack on SUnday.

      LeMarr Waite is on the Uss Litchfield at Pearl Harbor, George C. Sales is with the Marines at Pearl Harbor, Robert P. Schwiedler is with the U.S.S. Dobbins in that area. Glen QUivey is stationed at Schofield Barrack, Hawaii, Doran Finney is a member of the Bombardment Squardon, Hickman Field Hawaii. William Ingram is believed to have been on the battleship Okalhoma that is reported sunk. John William Bays is in Honolulu.
    It is probable that there are others from here in that vivinity whose names it was not been poossible to learn.


...The Culver Fire Department...The fireman have been notified to be ready to send aid to Kingsbury and SOuth Bened in case attacks are made of those important points.

Enlists in Army Private Shirley Carter has returned to Chanute Field after spending a two week's furlough with his mother, Mrs. Loren Archer... His brother Ernest has enlisted and will be stationed at Fr. Benjamin Harriosn temporarily.

Dec 17

- George Sales Not at Pearl Harbor Bombiing. - George C. Sales, member of U. S. Marine Corps, is back in this country and was not at Pearl Harbor at time os the suprised bombing...hi si now in the Naval Hospital, Mare Island, Vallejo., California, after ebing on the Pacific Ocean for eight days...

Corporal Kennedy Bryan, Patterson Field Ohio, has been promoted to Supply Sargent

Dec 24

- Defense COmmitte For Culver Announced
    Members of the local defense committe, representing the various departments of the town gvernment, the academy, and civic organizations and enterprises have been announced by Olver C.Shilling, chairman.

    Although far away from the American battlefront, the committes, cooperating with county and state officials, is actively planning to make Culver an example of what a small community, in creating its own defense, can do to aid in the national war effort.

    Committee members include:
      Col. W. E. Gregory, superintendent of the Academy; Ernest W. Carter, president of the town board; Verl McFeely, town marshall; George Stabenow, water works superintendent; Cary CuUmmins, cheif of the fire department; M. R. Robinson, Amercan Legion post commabder; J. W. Riggens, SPanish American War veteran; Col. Robert Rossow, chairman of the American Legion defense committee; Mrs. L. R. Kellam and Deane E Walker, members of the county defense committee; and Robert Rust, director of the Academy news service.


Doran Finney Killed At Hickman FIeld
    Word of the first casuality among Culver boys in the service came Tuesday whe Mr. and Mrs. Carl FInney received word that their son, Patrick L. Finne, had been killed December 7, in the Japansees raid on Hickman FIeld, Hawaii.

    Doran, as he was better known, enlisted in August 1940 and was a member of the 26th Bombardment squadron...


Co. Defense Council Is Formed
    Marshall county is preparing to cope with cimmunity defense problems or other situtations arising from the present war emergency, and members of the Marshall county Civilian Defenses COucil have been appointed.

    DOn Klich, county director, who was appointed recently by Gov. Schricker, has been organizing the defense council during the past two or three weeks, and has met with the group.

    The council is composed of the following, representing various organizations or groups: Representing the citises and towns:
      ... Oliver Shilling, Culver;...
    Representing the women's division, Mrs. L. R. Kellanm Culver...

    County superintendent of schools, Deane E. Walker...

    The locak defense council is concerned primarily with the problems of health, recreation, nutrition, education, proooduction, fire protection, police protection, and morale in its cummunity.


Rossow Heads Legion Defense Committee
    Col. Robert Rossow has been appointed chairman of the defense committee of the local post of the American legion. Other members are:
      Harry Speyer, naval aid; Ben Oberlin, marine aid; Hugh H. Harper, aviation aid; and A. R. McKesson, morale aid...


    The committee was formed at the request of the national Legion headquarters, which is organizing the ex-service men for defense activities.



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