Philip Martinson

War Veteran Takes Bride
On Thanksgiving afternoon, November 23, at 5 o'clock, at the First Lutheran Church in this city, Master Sergeant Philip Martinson, recently returned after 31 months in the Southwest Pacific area, took as his bride Mrs. Borgny Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Anderson. Sergeant Martinson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Martinson, Sr. All are of this city.

Reverend A.S. Tanner read the double-ring service before the altar, decorated with candles, palms, and baskets of chrysanthemums. Oscar Waller played organ music preceding and during the service. Mrs. Paul Bailey sang I Love You Truly and Because.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore white satin with a long train. She wore a single strand of pearls. Her fingertip-length veil was held in place by gardenias. She carried a bouquet of gardenias and red roses.

The maid of honor, Miss Lorraine Nelson, wore a gown of Florentine rose satin with a net skirt. She carried an arm bouquet of gold chrysanthemums. The two bridesmaids, Miss Doris Johnson and Miss Betty Martinson, sister of the groom, also wore Florentine rose satin gowns with net skirts and carried arm bouquets of white chrysanthemums. They wore matching flowers in their hair.

The two junior bridesmaids, Miss Donna Martinson, sister of the groom, and Miss Edith Peterson wore white taffeta gowns with net skirts and a wreath of flowers in their hair. They carried colonial bouquets of pink and white flowers.

The groom was attended by Arnold Walker as best man. Gerald Mallory and Dudley Brice were ushers.

The bride's mother wore a black dress trimmed in aqua. The groom's mother wore brown. Their corsages were of gardenias and roses.

A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents immediately after the ceremony. A dinner was served to the immediate families and attendants at the Eau Claire Cafe on November 22.

Pre-nuptial events included a dinner given by the girls at the Eau Claire Citizens Loan Company, where the bride is employed. She was presented with a gift. A shower was given by Miss Doris Johnson and Miss Lorraine Nelson at the home of the latter on November 20. A personal shower was given by Mrs. Arthur Johnson, Mrs. Thomas Muldoon, and Miss Betty Martinson at the home of the latter on November 21.

Sergeant Martinson will return to duty December 16.