From the front page of the Beatrice Daily Sun, Nebraska, 9 May 45: Edwin F. Lipps, 29, former employee at the Demptster shell factory, was killed in action in Germany on April 23rd, according to a war department message received by his wife, the former Virginia Veon, at Oakland, Calif. The message said a letter would follow. Mrs. Lipps wroter her father, Henry Veon of Beatrice, that she had received letters up to April 13th from her husband and he stated that he was in the fighting. He had also received word on April 6th of having a son born the 23rd of March. Mrs. Lipps, formerly of Beatrice, lives with her two children in California. In his honor the Demptster whistle blew for one minute at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon and all employees stood at attention.