Hellcat News, (Detroit, Mich.), Vol. 12, No. 2, Ed. 1, October 1957 Page: 1 of 5
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DID YOU FORGET?
Hope you haven't forgotten
to send the secretary three
bucks for your 1957-58 dues.
If you have, will you mail
it to him at your earliest con-
venience? Thank you.
★ ★ ★
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Hellcats to New York for Next Reunion
What a smile! This is three
year old Clifford Roy, son of
Wayne and Ann McArdle (A43),
538 North Rocky River Drive,
Berea, Ohio, who adopted him
shortly after returning from last
year's Pittsburgh Reunion. The
McArdles, who have attended five
Hellcat Reunions, hoped to adopt
a little girl this year. Wayne
writes that his son's birthday is
the same as his - August 16. A
belated greetings to both.
HCN Will Accept
Notices This Year
Do you want to make sure that
you don't forget anyone on your
Christmas Card list this year?
For the first time the Hellcat
News will offer the use of its
columns to members who wish to
send Seasons Greetings to their
friends in the Association. It is
felt that sending Greetings in
this manner will save time and
money for the member and at the
some time increase the Associa-
The cost of a Greetings is only
$2.00 per column inch. Details of
the plan are described in the
notice attached to this month's
HCN. Should you wish to insert
a Greetings in the paper, it is
important that your order reach
the Executive Secretary no later
than November 1.
It's Easy to Find
A Hellcat - Just
Look Around You!
It's really a small world! If
you don't believe it, read the
following letter received from
Richard P. Nahrwold (MP), 1356
Consolidated Bldg., Indianapolis 4:
"A few weeks ago I was mak-
'ng an oral argument before a
local judge who was an artillery
officer in the 1st Armored, and
jokingly observed to the court
'hat my plea should be allowed
if for no other reason than the
fact that both the judge and
myself had been in an armored
division during World War II
Later a local lawyer, Mark Gray,
who was interested in the litigat-
ion inquired which division I had
been in and it developed that he
had been in B Company of the
66th AIB and also, I believe,
Mark's address is 1107 Peoples
Bank Bldg., Indianapolis.
Dick's letter also included the
information that "Carl Suedhoff,
who is also a lawyer, practices
in the Standard Building in Ft.
Wayne, Indiana. Suedhoff was a
rifleman in B Company of the
56th AIB and was flown back to
the States immediately after
Herrlesheim to go to West Point.
We also shared an apartment at
law school at the University of
Michigan for a yea*-"
Nahrwold "enlisted" both men
into the association. Thanks Dick.
It's Twins - One Of
Each For The Wendts
Mr. and Mrs. Eldore H. Wendt
(MP), RFD 1, Eagle Lake, Minn.,
are parents of twins born Aug.
16. Paul Laverne tipped the
scales at six pounds two and a
half ounces. His sister, Paulette
Lavonne, was a seven pound one
and a third ounce bundle of joy.
The Wendts also have a six
year old daughter, Cindy, and a
year old son, John.
It's Wedding Bells
For Bill Lafkowitz
William L. Lafkowitz (Hq-92)
was married this past summer.
The HCN does not have the
bride's name or any details of
the wedding, other than it took
place June 30. Bill, who lives at
268 Hawthorne Ave., Newark 8,
New Jersey, hopes to make the
New York Reunion next year.
"I see a trip in your future
... to New York City next
July 31 . . . you're going to
see some old friends at the
OK'd by IMembers
At 11th Meeting-
Resolutions commending Leroy
W. Bensel, former executive
secretary of the association, and
Leonard P. Dooley, president,
were passed at the eleventh
annual meeting in Cleveland
The resolution forwarded to
"Whereas the duties of the
office of Executive Secretary of
our association ^require many
hours of diligent work and
"Be it resolved that we, the
members of the 12th Armored
Division Association do acknow-
ledge LeRoy W. Bensel's extra-!
ordinary contribution to promote
the growth ;and continued success
of our association by his time[
devoted in its welfare. In apprec-
iation of his great work we
extend this, our way of showing
that his interest has not gone
unnoticed. We all feel it has
been a wonderful contribution of
time and effort to keep our
The resolution sent Dooley
"Be it resolved that we, the
members of the 12th Armored
Division Association, do acknow-
ledge and appreciate President
Leonard Dooley's extraordinary
and unselfish contributions to
promote the growth and interest
of our association, by his time
devoted to its interest and by
his personal financial expendit-
ures made on behalf of our
Three Day Session
To Start July 31
The 12th Armored Division
Association will return to New
'fork City, site of its first state-
Bide meeting, for the 12th annual
Robert S. Koch, (92), reunion
chairman, has announced that an
igreement is being worked out
with the Sheraton-McAlpin hotel.
"Dates for the reunion will be
July 31 through August 2, 1958.
Co-chairman for the reunion will
ds Alex Bratman (E-92). Other
members of the committee will
include Joseph Kachuba, Ralph
Johnson and Joseph Barnack.
Approximately 50 hotels sent
invitations to the association. The
committee felt that, all things
considered, the offer of the
Sheraton-McAlpin was to the best
interests of the association.
Located at 34th Street and
Broadway, the Sheraton-McAlpin
is in the heart of the famous
New York shopping district and
near the hub of the entertainment
Details of the reunion will be
announced in the Hellcat News
as plans are formulated. The
executive secretary and president
of the association will meet with
the reunion committee at the
Sheraton-McAlpin next January.
The date will be announced later.
All officers and members of the
executive council are invited to
Extends into All
Of the 48 States
During the past year paid
membership in the association
was increased to include members
:n every state of the Union, the
District of Columbia, Hawaii,
France, Alaska and South Africa.
The state with the largest mem-
bership roster is Pennsylvania
with a total of 168, followed closely
by New York with 165. Two other
states with more than one hund-
red members are Illinois, 122, and,
Other states with large member-
ships are: California, 53; Indiana,
42; Massachusetts, 35; Michigan,
81; Minnesota, 48; New Jersey,
82; and Texas, 33.
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