This Lowell Tribune article was found in the March 16, 1944, issue (page 1, column 4):
MRS. W.J. BURNELL HONORED WITH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Last Sunday the Charles Algers of Belshaw, entertained in honor of the birthday of her mother, Mrs. W.J. Burnell. Guests were Cpl. Murland Bright, Mrs. Joyce Alger and daughter Judy, of Gary, and Miss Audrey Alger of Maywood.
The following August 10, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Sworn Into WAVES
Audrey L. Alger, whose home is in Lowell, has been sworn into the WAVES and will shortly go into training, it was announced by the Office of Naval Officer Procurement Board of Trade building, Chicago, which directs recruiting for the Women's Reserve in this area.
Training will start at Hunter college, New York City, where a general indoctrination course is given new WAVES. Assignment to a duty station or to one of the many naval training schools for further instruction in a specialized branch follows.
Miss Alger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Alger, was employed as a typist-clerk at the U.S. Naval Ordnance plant, Forest Park, Ill., before entering service. A graduate of Lowell high school with the class of 1941, she was an honor student in 1939.
The following August 24, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 4:
SEVERAL PARTIES GIVEN IN HONOR OF AUDREY ALGER
Last Thursday seventeen friends of Audrey Alger enjoyed dinner and music by Hans Muenzer, world renown violinist and his concert orchestra at Old Heidelberg restaurant in Chicago. The group presented Audrey with a beautiful corsage and a life-time Parker fountain pen.
On Friday evening, another group of ten friends enjoyed dinner in downtown Chicago, at which time the honored guest was presented a corsage of ten beautiful red roses.
Last Sunday her parents entertained in her honor with an outside hamburger fry at their home in Belshaw. Ten relatives and friends were present, among whom were Mrs. Gladys (Carson) Sagmiester of Chicago, Mrs. Joyce (LaBonte) Alger and daughter, Judy, of Gary, and Gerald Alger of Forest Park, Ill.
Tomorrow (Friday) evening, five friends from the office of the U.S. Naval Ordnance plant, Forest Park, Ill., where Audrey also works, will have dinner at the home of Miss Phyllis Leurs, of Berwyn, Ill., after which the group will attend the stage play "Oklahoma" in Chicago.
Audrey will be home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Alger, after August 27th, until she leaves on Sept. 6th, for training at Hunter College, New York City, where a general indoctrination course of six weeks duration is given new recruits in the WAVES.
This April 26, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, columns 1-2:
Audrey Alger, Radioman 3/c, in radio communications at Naval Air State, Squantum, Mass., has passed the tests for her new rating as Radioman 3/c petty officer, with a grade of 3.75. Audrey, as a recruit, was approved in November, by the Bureau of Naval Personnel for direct assignment to this job, for which she chose to strike for a rating of Radioman, without prior training at a Naval radio school. (For assignment to Radioman school a recruit must make qualifying scores on the Radio Code Spelling Clerical Aptitude and General Classification tests.)
The Radioman receives Morse Code messages through earphones and records them with a typewriter. She sends outgoing messages with a teletype key. Most of the messages are "encrypted" in special codes and ciphers designed to conceal the meaning of the message from the enemy. She must be especially accurate, however, in transmitting and receiving encrypted messages, since mistakes may make it impossible for a Communications Officer to translate a message. She must have an elementary knowledge of radio equipment, in order to take care of the apparatus she uses and to make minor adjustments and repair.
Audry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Alger, was employed as a typist-clerk at the U.S. Naval Ordnance plant, Forest Park, Ill., before entering the service last September.
This May 3, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 6, column 4:
Audrey Alger, R.M. 2/c, is spending a few days here with her parents, the C.F. Algers. She has been serving as assistant supervisor of communications department at the naval air station, Squantum, Mass.
This May 17, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7, column 4:
After spending a ten-day leave at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Alger, Radioman 3/c Audrey Alger returned Friday to resume her duties at the naval air station near Boston. The following guests were entertained at the Alger home in her honor: Mrs. William Alger and daughter Judy, of Gary; Mrs. A.J. Walstrum and granddaughter, Mona Miles, Mrs. Lester Percy and daughter, Sonny, and Mrs. Beryl Salter and daughter, Joan, all of Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Alger of Cedar Lake; Mrs. Elnora Alger and Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Burnell.
This September 6, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Audrey Alger, Radioman, 3/c, returned Sunday to her duties in the communications department at the naval air station near Boston, after spending the past ten days here with her parents, the C.F. Algers.
This December 27, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Radioman 3/c Audrey Alger is spending the week end with her parents, the C.F. Algers.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 28, 1946, issue (page 2, column 1):
Audrey Alger in communications at the Naval Air Station at Squantum, Mass., has been promoted to Radioman 1/c.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the July 25, 1946, issue (page 7, column 3):
Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Alger received a phone call Monday from their daughter, Audrey, stationed at Squantum, Mass., Naval Air Station, informing them she would be separated from the navy July 27th. After visiting with friends for a few days in New York and Washington, Audrey will be home August 10th.
This September 19, 1946, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7 column 4:
Miss Gloria DeLazzero of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., is visiting Audrey Alger in Belshaw. She flew in from LaGuardia airport, arriving at Municipal airport, Chicago, early Tuesday morning. After spending the day in Chicago, she and Miss Alger returned to the home of the latter's parents, the C.F. Algers, Belshaw. Both girls were radiomen in the WAVES during the war, being stationed at Squantum, Mass.