Clyde Allen Johnson

Cadet Clyde A. Johnson, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Johnson,  444 Francis Street, student at Eau Claire State Teachers College from 1937 to 1940, was commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Reserve today, as new Navy blimp pilots received their Navy wings, here, at the Naval Lighter-Than-Air Training and Operating Base, Lakehurst, NJ.

Designated as a Naval Airship Aviator, he will be assigned to a Navy Blimp Squadron for anti-submarine patrol duty over coastal waters.

The new pilots were graduated after completing training in the Airship Flight Training School at Lakehurst, climaxing more than a year of pre-flight and flight school work. Naval officers, Naval aviation cadets, and enlisted men were in the graduating class.

Ensign Johnson has reported for duty to Hickock Field, near Galveston, Texas, after spending a leave here.

Wed in Olivet Church
Miss Geraldine Regli, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Regli, 1822 Main Street, and Ensign Clyde Allen Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, Francis Street, were married at Olivet Evangelical Church in this city at 8 o'clock Friday evening, January 7, Reverend E. Reichert performing the ceremony. 

The bride wore a gown of white faille with train and a veil of fingertip length. Her bouquet was of talisman roses. Her bridesmaid, Miss Helen Bolman, wore light blue satin and carried a bouquet of American Beauty roses. The groom was attended by the bride's brother, Fredrick Regli. 

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rude and son Gerald of St. Paul, MN; Mrs. Delos Nelson of Madison; Dr. and Mrs. Williams and son of Boyceville; Ed Brinkman and daughters of Chippewa Falls; and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson of Des Moines, IA.

Pre-nuptial events included a shower by the Ladies of Olivet Church, entertained by Mrs. Harry Schendel, given on January 2 at the Regli home.  

Ensign and Mrs. Johnson drove to Hickock, Texas, where Ensign Johnson is now stationed.

Ensign Clyde Johnson has been spending a 10-day leave here, visiting his wife, the former Geraldine Regli, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Johnson. Ensign Johnson has returned to his post at Jamaica.

Clyde Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, Francis Street, has been promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant (junior grade) in the Naval Air Corps.

He is an instructor in Aeronautics at Clinton, Iowa.

His wife is the former Geraldine Regli of this city.