Looking Back at "News of the Men In Service"
Over the balance of this year, the Post Messenger Recorder will be running News of Men In Service, which ran on the front page, column 6 of each week’s New Glarus Post, compiled by Kim Tschudy
September 17, 2020
Miss Barnes To Tell Lions Of European Conditions
Miss Flavel Barnes will speak to the Lions and their Ladies at the first meeting of the fiscal year, Sept. 20th at the Wm. Tell Hotel.
She is the only woman to motor from Finland to South Africa during the war years, 1939-42. Traveled through twenty-six countries of Europe, Asia and Africa in a four cylinder car which had a Yugoslav license.
She worked for several months in Africa with the Kenya Women’s Emergency Organization Canteen for British soldiers in Nairobi and returned to the United States on an unconvoyed and unarmed freighter at the height of the submarine menace.
Since she has returned, she has lectured in the Midwest, and in 1944 toured several states as a speaker for the National War Fund campaign. She was actively engaged as a volunteer worker for the United Yugoslav Relief Fund of America ever since it was organized, and in November 1944 was appointed its Field Director.
Miss Barnes received her A. B. degree from Northwestern U., and studied at the University of Southern California and Columbia University, and was graduated from the Leland Powers School of the Spoken Word in Boston.
Primarily interested in the human equation, she has no desire to be considered an authority on world affairs.
Her deep feeling for the people of Yugoslavia, where she lived for six months, and her thorough knowledge of its component parts have provided her with an unusual understanding of that country’s needs.
Miss Barnes, who is an accomplished speaker, should have an interesting message and it is the desire of the club to have a 100% meeting.
News of Men In Service
Pfc. Fred Hofer has returned from Ft. Benning, Ga., having received his honorable discharge. He was stationed in the Aleutians for a long time.
S/Sgt. Quentin Ott, Camp Grant, spent the weekend here.
Norman Marty, S 1/c, Chicago, spent the weekend here.
Capt. and Mrs. Walter Wenger are here from Florida. Capt. Wenger is expected to be discharged.
Pvt. Jacob Schmoker, who has been stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, is here on furlough until Sept. 24, when he will go to Camp Adair, Oregon.
Pvt. Wayne W. Showers is here from Camp Hood, Texas, on furlough until Oct. 3.
Sister Esther, formerly Elizabeth Minch of Belleville, has been reported liberated from Japanese custody, the War Department has announced.
Pfc. Cleo Foster, who has been here visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Earl Foster, has been transferred from Camp Hood, Texas, to Fort Sheridan, Ill.
Ralph Yaun, MM 2/c, and Mrs. Yaun are here from California visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Casper Yaun, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Fiez. He is enjoying a 30-day furlough.
Pvt. Ernest Schneider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schneider, New Glarus, recently spent a furlough with his family in Orfordville. He is being transferred from Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., to a camp in California.
M/Sgt. Walter Burki, Footville, formerly of this vicinity, is being returned to the states after 33 months of service in the Pacific. He was a member of the Fifth Air Force Bomber Command’s famous “Jolly Rogers” oldest Liberator outfit in the Pacific, which served out of Australia, New Guinea, Dutch East Indies and the Philippines. The Burki’s have three other sons in service, Corp. Herman and Pfc. Edwin in Europe, and Pvt. William in an Army camp in the states.
Mr. and Mrs. August Klitzke received a telegram from their son, Sgt. Clarence E. Klitzke from Camp Miles Standish, Mass., saying he had arrived in the states and expected to be home soon. Sgt. Klitzke, who has been in the Army since March 12, 1942, has a twin brother, Corp. Lawrence E. Klitzke, whom he has not seen since March, 1942. Corp. Klitzke is in the Pacific War Area.
Calvin Erickson, son of Mrs. Mildred Erickson, Argyle, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Zimmerman of Monticello, was inducted into the Army several weeks ago. He is stationed at Ft. Sheridan, Ill.