This March 11, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 3:
JOINT BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR FATHER AND DAUGHTER
The birthdays of Miss Faye Bales and her father come just one day apart, and on Saturday night Mrs. L. S. Bales and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Bales, gave a party in their honor. One of the enjoyable diversions of the evening was old fashioned square dancing. Mrs. William Bales and her sister, Miss Florence Warran, entertained those present with several songs.
Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. George Rosenbauer and son, of Cedar Lake; Mr.and Mrs. S. W. Loy, Crown Point; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Warran and daughter, Miss Dorothy Green, Miss Eleanor Yott of Schneider; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schleman and children, Miss Florence and Doris Warran and Lawrence Warran of Parr; Mrs. Fred Drinski of Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. William Bales, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Bales and daughter, Faye.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 13, 1944, issue (page 5, column 3):
Mrs. Sanford Bales and daughter Faye went to Chicago Tuesday, where Miss Faye will take her examination for the Marines.
Another article in the same column adds:
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Bales were called to Greenfield, Ind., last Wednesday by the serious illness of Mr. Bales' father. They came home Sunday, accompanied by their daughter, Faye.
This February 17, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 11 -- Faye Bales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lisand Bales of Lowell, has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve and will receive "boot" training at Camp Lejuene, New River, N.C., it has been announced here by Maj. Ralph E. Boulton, officer in charge of Marine induction and recruiting in Indiana.
Private Bales was graduated from Lowell high school in 1941. She said she decided to become a Marine so her family would be represented in the Corps. A brother and an uncle are in the army and an aunt is a WAC. Three cousins are in the navy, and one cousin is in the radio division in England.
This March 23, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pvt. Faye Bales of the Women's Marine Corps, left for New River, N.C., Monday morning to take her "boot" training. Pvt. Bales graduated from Lowell high school two years ago and is the first girl from Lowell to enlist in the Marines.
Another article further down in the column adds the following:
Pvt. Lisand S. Bales, Jr., of Orlando, Fla., arrived home on a 15-day furlough to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lisand Bales, Sr., and his sister Pvt. Faye Bales.
A third article on page 5, column 4, adds:
Mr. and Mrs. George Rosenbauer entertained the following guests at Sunday dinner in honor of Mrs. Rosenbauer's brother, Pvt. Lisand S. Bales and sister, Pvt. Faye Bales, who leaves Monday for service in the Women's Marine Corps. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Lisand Bales, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. William Bales, Wallace Gault, all of Lowell, and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bales and daughters, Loleta and Lenore of Anderson, Ind.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the May 11, 1944, issue (page 2, column 2):
Pvt. Faye Bales, U.S.M.C.W.R., finished her 'boot' training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and qualified for Specialist school for motor transport. Sixty girls of her battalion made the school and she will be stationed there four weeks longer.
The following July 6, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Transferred to San Diego
Pvt. Faye Bales, Marine Corps, has been transferred from Camp Lejeune, N.C., to San Diego, Calif. Faye says she likes it fine there, especially since she has located Oren Allen Moyer, also a Marine, who is stationed at a nearby base. Faye and Oren are distant cousins, and also went through school together.
This September 21, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was fouind on page 1, column 2:
LOCAL GIRL MARRIED IN CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 2
Pvt. Faye Bales, Marine Corps Women's Reserve, stationed at San Diego, Calif., and Cpl. Howard C. Barnes, stationed at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif., were married Sept. 2, 1944, at Wedding Bell chapel, San Diego, by Rev. Roy G. Cockerell, using the double wedding ring ceremony.
The bride wore her summer white uniform and carried pink roses. She was attended by Pvt. Katherine Adair, also stationed at the Marine base. The groom was attended by Cpl. John Glew, Camp Elliot, Calif. Cpl. Barnes is a native of Richmond, Calif.
The newlyweds have an apartment in San Diego at present, but after the war will reside in Richmond, Calif.
Another article on page 2, column 1 of the same paper added the following:
Home On Furlough
Pvt. Faye Barnes, Marine Corps Women's Reserve, of San Diego, is home on furlough visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lisand Bales, sister, Mrs. George Rosenbauer, of Lowell, and brother, James Bales and family of Momence.