The Caddo Herald
July 8, 1943
Mrs. Janice Downing, Mr. Alex Bates are Married in San Diego
At the Methodist church in San Diego, Calif. last Thursday, July 1, Mrs. Janice Downing and Mr. Alex Bates were united in marriage in the presence of relatives and companions of both parties.
Mrs. Downing is the daughter of Mr. G. A. Crossett of the Caddo Herald and proprietor of Downing Café for five years prior to May 1 when it closed; and was employed in the Rohr Aircraft office prior to the wedding. Reared in Caddo, a noted friend of all men in service, she numbers her friends by many hundreds in this part of the state.
Mr. Bates is not known here. He formerly lived in Los Angeles, is a machinists mate in the U. S. Navy. The couple plan to live in San Diego where he is now stationed until duties or the course of war change things. Mrs. Downing’s boys Leroy and Jerry will soon go there also to make their home.
The ceremony was witnessed by Mrs. G. A. Crossett, mother of the bride, Mrs. Pat Hardy, her sister, Yeoman 2c Pat Hardy, Smn. Bryan Cochran, and Jake Edwards, Caddo, and a number of naval friends of the groom at the base.