Jerome O. Hendrickson

Jerome O. Hendrickson, United States Naval Reserve, has been promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant junior grade, according to word received here.

Since September 25, 1943, Lieutenant Hendrickson has been Supply and Disbursement Officer at the United States Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA. He served as Assistant Supply Officer at the United States Navy Radio School, University of Wisconsin, before going to Norfolk.

He was a student officer at the Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, and was a disbursing officer at the receiving station in Boston, MA.

Lieutenant Hendrickson was called to active duty on January 5, 1943.

Eau Claire Ensign at Admiral's Party
Ensign Jerome O. Hendrickson, United States Naval Reserve, now stationed at the Naval Advance Base Personnel Depot, Camp Allen, Norfolk, VA, was among the guests at a dinner given recently by Vice Admiral and Mrs. Patrick Nieson Lynch Bellinger, in honor of their daughter, Miriam.

The following account was published in the society column of the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch of December 18:

"Vice-Admiral and Mrs. Patrick Nieson Lynch Bellinger will be hosts at a dinner this evening in the Williamsburg Room at the Commissioned Officers Mess at the Naval Operating Base, in honor of their debutante daughter Miss Miriam Bellinger.

"Their guests will include Admiral and Mrs. David LeBreton, Commander and Mrs. Charles Francis Greene, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Dobie, Dr. and Mrs. J. Warren White, Mr. and Mrs. B. Saunders Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Littleton Waller Tazewell, Mrs. William Hunter Bell, Mrs. Virginia  Lynch Millard, Mrs. Cornelia McBlair Stribling, and Misses Lucy Travis Bell, Noma Tullis Greene, Katherine Custis West, Harriet Gale Wilcox, Virginia Kemper Millard, Meeta Burrage Myers, Alice Hargroves Jenkins, Mary Perkins Traugott, Emily Hodges Whaley, Cordelia Burke Tazewell, Gabriella Harrison Parker, Marie Glover Bond and Commander Wilson Benoist, Commander Nelson Slater, Ross McNeil, Ensign R. McD. Stewart, Lieutenant D. A. Puskett, Ensign Paul Walker, Lieutenant N. N. Mc Daniel, Lieutenant R. Merry, Ensign Don Clarke, Ensign J. O. Hendrickson, Lieutenant Fred Schlafley, Ensign Edward Hodges and Lieutenant William Parker.

Donald Hoyt Sings at Officers Club in Norfolk, VA
Donald Hoyt, baritone, formerly of this city, now a Seaman First Class in the U. S. Coast Guard, stationed at district offices at Camp Allen, Norfolk, VA was guest singer at the Navy League Commissioned Naval Officers Club in Norfolk, according to a newspaper clipping forwarded by Ensign Jerome Hendrickson, also of Eau Claire, who is now stationed there. 

Ensign Hendrickson wrote, "I see where Eau Claire is contributing talent for a program at one of Norfolk's finest officers' clubs. Being chosen to sing here is a signal honor for Hoyt.  I sincerely believe that Hoyt deserves any pat on the back that his friends may give him for his singing ability."

The clipping from the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch, announcing Hoyt's appearance, stated "The singer studied at Drake University, where he was on a four-year scholarship won in a national music contest. Prior to his enlistment he had done extensive concert work in the Middle West."

Donald Hoyt is a graduate of the Eau Claire High School. He is well-known here as a singer. His most recent appearance in this city was as guest soloist with the Eau Claire Municipal Band in its final concert last summer, while he was home on  furlough. He also sang over station WEAU at that time.

In the public relations department of the Coast Guard, he has been with a touring show, entertaining at Army, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard camps throughout the East.