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Ensign Clark and Iowa Girl United At Naval Station

Groom Formerly Resided at Arenzville and Attended Illinois College

  Ensign R. D. Clark USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Clark of Arenzville, and Miss Roberta Wheelan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wheelan of Washington, Iowa, were united in an impressive ceremony performed Dec. 29, 1944, at 10:30 a.m. in the Quonset Point Naval Air Station chapel, Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
  The double ring service was performed by Lt. H. B McBlain, chaplain at the station.
  Miss Mary Lou Clark, sister of the groom, served as the bride's attendant. Ensign Jack N. Smith, Glendale, Calif., acted as the best man.
  The bride wore a two-piece street length winter white crepe dress, with three-quarter sleeves, and gored skirt. The jacket panels were embroidered with braid of the same material as the dress.
  Her flowers consisted of an orchid corsage. She wore a gold cross, a gift of the groom.
  Miss Clark, bridesmaid, was attired in a two-piece pink pebble crepe street length dress, embroidered with blue forget-me-nots, on shoulder yoke and jacket panels. Her corsage was of white gladioli.
  Mrs. Wheelan, the bride's mother, wore a two-piece orchid crepe dress, with gored skirt, the front jacket panel designs being of appliquéd flowers in the same material as the dress. Her accessories were black, and she wore a corsage of yellow roses.
  Mrs. Clark, the groom's mother, wore a pin-striped gray wool suit, with a blouse of white eyelet embroidery, her accessories being black and gray. Her corsage was of red roses.
  The ceremony was followed by a reception for the wedding party and guests at the Women's U. S. O., East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
  Ensign and Mrs. Clark left for a wedding trip to New York City. For her going away costume the bride wore a two-piece melon colored suit dress, and short fitted jacket. Her accessories were of winter white and black.
  The bride graduated from Washington, Iowa, high school in 1941, after which she attended Washington Junior College until 1943. She received her B. A. degree in December at the University of Iowa where she was affiliated with the Theta Sigma Phi national honorary society for women in Journalism. She was managing editor of the Daily Iowan at Iowa City, before graduation.
  Ensign Clark was graduated from Arenzville high school in 1938, after which he attended the University of Illinois. Later he enrolled at Illinois College in Jacksonville, where he was graduated in 1942. Ensign Clark is now stationed at Hyannis, Mass., where the couple will reside.

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