The following news stories from 1938-1939 appeared in the American Citizen, a Des Moines Italian-American newspaper. Thank you to the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa for sharing this resource. The Cultural Center has the entire collection (over 50 years) of the American Citizen on CD – all fully searchable.
If you have photos or additional information concerning these events that you would like to share, please leave a comment below.
March 22, 1940: Italian Lodge Plans Spring Carnival Here
March 29, 1940: Vittoria Lodge to Name Queen Sunday
April 5, 1940: Viking Band Draws Record Crowd Here for Vittoria Dance
June 7, 1940: Snoopin Around the Fort
June 14, 1940: Snoopin Around the Fort
June 21, 1940: LaVittoria Elect New Officers, Hold Dinner in Des Moines
August 23, 1940: LaVittoria Society Holds Dance Sunday
September 13, 1940: LaVittoria Society Announces Officers
October 18, 1940: Mystic, Madrid Men Attend October 12 Event
February 14, 1941: Vittoria Lodge Holds Carnival
August 29, 1941: La Vittoria Italiana Picnic Draws Crowd
September 12, 1941: Farrell Announces Joint Committee to Plan Oct 12 Event
March 27, 1942: Rix Lamberti Dead at 58
October 1, 1943: Columbus Day Program, Banquet Planned by Club