October 4, 2002
Oroville Mercury January 2nd, 5th and 11th, 1945
BETTY LEE HILLS LEAVES FOR RED CROSS SERVICE
Miss Betty Lee Hills, oldest daughter of Judge and Mrs. Harry S.
Hills, left San Francisco Thursday evening for Washington, D. C.
where she will receive instruction in personnel service with the
armed forces for the American Red Cross. Upon completion of the
course she expects to be sent overseas. Miss Hills has been in Red
Cross work in the bay city for about three months. The opportunity
for further work was presented to a group of ten about a week ago
and Miss Hills was one of the candidates to pass the tests given.
She is a graduate of Oroville Union High School and attended Stanford
University for two years before going to Saline Johnson Business
School in San Francisco where she received her diploma. She was
employed by the Columbia Steel Corporation before she became interested
in Red Cross work.
4 BABIES COME NEW YEAR DAY
The first of four New Year's Day babies to arrive in Oroville was
a daughter born at 12:27 A.M. to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Martin.
The baby has been named Linda Lee. She is the Martin's second child.
At 1:40 a. m. a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Webb.
The boy is the second child in the family and has been named George
Kenneth. Webb is a fireman 1 /c in the navy, stationed at Kardasham
Bay. Lt. and Mrs. Robert Elwood Rasmussen became the parents of
a son at 4:25 a.m.. The boy is the second child in the family and
has been named Robert David. His father is in the Army Air Corps
and is stationed in Texas. The holiday procession of babies, all
ushered in by Dr. C. B. Griggs, ended with young Richard Warren
Wilson, born at 9 p.m. to Coxswain and Mrs. Warren Wilson. He is
the Wilson's first child. Wilson is on survivor leave after his
ship went down off Leyte Island.
LINEKER, LUDWIG AT SAN DIEGO NAVY BASE
Allison Lineker, 18, who enlisted last week in the U. S.
Navy has been stationed in San Diego. Lineker is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. W. Lineker of Palermo. In his senior year at Oroville
High School, prior to his enlistment, Lineker will receive his diploma
at the close of the school year. Stationed at the same naval base
is Gene Ludwig, 18, also of Palermo, who enlisted and left
the same day as Lineker for San Diego. Ludwig is the son of Mrs.
James Hayton of Palermo.
LEDFORD WRITES TO POLICE DEPARTMENT
The local police department this week received holiday greetings
a V-mail letter from former Highway Patrolman O. P. Ledford, Machinist's
Mate 1 /c in the Sea Bees. Ledford is serving somewhere in the South
Pacific. He has been in the navy nearly two years.
MERCURY BEGINS 72nd D VOLUME; ONE OF BUTTE'S OLDEST PAPERS
The Oroville Mercury-Register, founded as the Oroville Mercury,
a weekly, in 1873, began its 72nd volume today with edition No.
1. The Mercury, one of the oldest newspapers in Butte County, saw
the light of day in July, 1873, when it was founded by L. D. Clark
of Tehama county. In August, 1874, John C. Gray and Wm DeMott purchased
the Mercury and continued in charge for a number of years. Gray,
later a Butte county superior judge, was the editor. De Mott later
became sole owner and was publisher until his death in 1880. Then
his widow became editor and Warren T. Sexton, also later a superior
judge, was business manager. E. B. Price was the next editor. He
was followed by his widow who later became Mrs. J. A. Lawrence.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dungan became publishers in 1913 and continued
in-charge until 1926. The Mercury and Register, which was founded
in 1878, were combined in 1927 and have continued under the present
management since that time. (Dan L. Beebe Editor & Publisher,
George Wangelin, Business manager).
Today, 10-4-02, Stu is 62!