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\ \ For Victory War Bonds el i , I I 0 lqLEWOBXS WOB.gY FOR SOI.,DIEg, HAVE I'LENTY IN lZg&NCg, HE (Article from the Fort Collins Express-Courier) "I have seen lots of excite- ment and fireworks and should celebrate the Fourth of July in a very fitting manner." That's one sentence of a letter from another soldier taking part in the invasion of France. He's Sgt. Wendell M. Ellsbury of A1- &ddin, Wyoming, graduate in for- estry from Colorado State College in 1941. The letter was written to his wife, Ruth Hent~chell Ells- bury and dated June 14, eight 4tays after the allied landing in Normandy. *'Since landing," Sergeant Ells- bury wrote, "we have all learned so very dramatically and realls- tically the meaning of war. We don't realize how fortunate we are not to have the stage set for "it on our own soil--at least Where our own homes are in the center of it. "The destruction is appalling and gives one cause for doubt of the sanity of those who would propose or elect warfare ..... Perhaps after tt's finished we can look back and find, out of'the rubble, that for which we are fighting--the Four Freedoms or Our American way of life." Sergeant l~lls|)nry informed his wife that her "'carbine pack- ing pappy" was "'well aud safe." thanks to the Lord and~luck." Him group had received ils first mail since the evening before h, aving England. "This is no picnic, t)llt I've got- ten along O. K." he wrote. He said his group had had pleasant weather on the voyage to France, which was accoml~lished without mishap. "'lCs a beautiful day in a beau- tiful country, disregarding the war-marred spots. My home for this davy is a foxhole six feet long, four feet deep and two feet wide; a blanket for a carpet, terra fir- ma for walls, the sky my ceiling. No plumbing installed yet. "'It's one of those quickly erect- ed structures.You just clean the room out and there it is. 'Twas a littlehard to find last night at midnight and to dig it out in the dark," "We are getting plenty of food ---K and C rations I don't mind them at all as long as we can warm them Gometmles." Sergeant Ellsbury was born and reared on a ranch near Alad- din, Wyoming, and has been in the army since March, 1942. His wife is employed as a stenograph- er by the Colorado State College Extension service. Sergeant Ellsbury is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Merton Ells- bury of Aladdin and Spearfish, ~outh Dakota. X MADDIN II0 S KAVE PI IC Nine club members and their f~milies gathered for a picnic near the Jay Hejde home Sunday, July 16th. The homemakbrs were happy to have as guests their \~\county council president, Mrs. ~Laura Joyner; also Mr. Joyner ~d children; county agent Lan- ders, M~s. Landers, Mildred and Jimmy, Miss Martha Ulrich, state clothing leader; Mrs. June Wad- dell, war food assistant for Crook and Weston counties; Mr, and Announcing Montgomery Ward's Great Pre-inventory Clearance MONTGOMERY WARD Belle Fourche, S, D. The nce Times, Sundanee, Wyoming Ill'l ! Mrs. ~hlgene R|ehards; the Irven HeJde family and Kenny John- son who is a guest at the Nickel- son home. After partaking of a bountiful dinner the ladies held their reg- ular business meeting during which Mrs. Joyner gave a very interesting report on the state council held at Thermopolts. In The Black Hills of ! Mrs. Robbins was uns~ble to be | wlth us on account of illness, The ] i meeting and picnic was original-| ly planned to ,be held at her home | as has been the custom for the | past two years. I .Z [ OAK LEAF CLUB The July meeting of the Oak Leaf Clu~b was postponed one I week because of the celebration [ The meeting was closea held at the school house July 12. [ our closing song and then There were five members and [ over to our recreation six visitors present. The meeting [-Lucy Mlnnich. was called to order by the prezl-[ Our next meeting will i the schooI house with dent Ella White. Masie Wolfe and Edith Wolfe Storts as hostess on were chosen to attend the demon- ~ --...-..-.--. stration on ehildrens clothing in Typewriter Ribbons at The Hulett July 14. ,, '::i:: "Good ,,qo/d/vt" " IT CONSISTS of two simple words. Yet every soldier who's worth l is alt covets it. This title is simply: "Good Soldier.'" It isn't just happenstance that so many women in the WAC have earned this title-the proudest in the Army. For wherever Wacs are working, both here and overseas, there you find a job well done. And done with a spirit so gallant and fine that high Army officers everywhere say of the ,AC .... 'q'h ' ey re soldiers. Good soldiers" S" :~!i! @@ combat WOMN ARMY CORI I~ FOR FT]I.L INFORMATION abo~ ~he Women's Army Cor~, go ~o nearest U.S. Army Recruih'ng Station. Or ma//She ~ below, U. S. ARMy RECRUITING STATION .... z:: 202 Post Office Building, Sheridan, Wyoming P/ease send me, without . . Plea,,~e answer "yes" I~,av _a~ " "" mey do, how *k-... --arm... tel/in thefol|owinTch of - -, ,,meet selections, etc. --.=y hve, their traini~g tlons: ques- Are You between NAME~. (w) 20 a~d 507 STATE~'-'~~ PHONE NO.~. =/ave You had at 2 Years o~ 3,o//o to and From war zonew