Darrell Beaver

Local Marine Writes Letter From Jap Camp
Private Darrell Beaver, United States Marine Corps, a war prisoner in Shanghai, China, enlisted in the Corps about three years ago. He is now 20 years of age. He became a Japanese prisoner when Wake Island was taken at the beginning of the war. 

His mother, Mrs. Charles Beaver,1023 Emery Street, recently received the following letter from him:

''Will write a line or two to let you know that I am all right. Tell everyone 'hello' for me, and give my love to Jimmy and Jean.

"I have been doing a lot of reading lately. We have quite a barnyard. We have ducks, goats, chickens, two horses, and a mule. 

"We'll be able to play ball just as soon as the diamond dries. I bet Jimmy is a cute little rascal. Wish Barney and Edna good luck for me. Tell Harold that we'll go fishing and hunting when I get back, and Violet will undoubtedly need some help working crossword puzzles.

"Please don't worry."

Young Beaver is at the same prison as Norman Elliott, another Eau Claire boy who is a Japanese war prisoner.