July 26, 2002
December 13,1944, Elks Honor War Dead
At memorial services held by the Elks Lodge last evening for departed
members, Ernest Clewe, leader of the service, made special mention
of Howard Gould, Jack Flatter and Lt. E. L. Harris, Elks brothers
who had lost their lives in the service of their country. Over 150
Elks attended the turkey dinner served earlier in the evening. Entertainment
by different members was given at interludes. The lodge initiated
a class of sixteen.
December 13, 1944, Pfc. Boyet Wins Purple Heart
Pfc. William E. Boyet, 20, has received the Purple Heart medal for
wounds received in action at Saipan, Marianas Islands, June 28,1944.
Boyet sent the medal to his mother, Mrs. Hassie Dobson on Lincoln
Blvd., and also the notification of the award made in the name of
the President by the commanding General of the Second Marine Division.
In an accompanying letter Boyet said that he had recovered and told
his mother not to worry. He has been in the service 14 months. He
is a graduate of Oroville High School, '42. He worked at Feather
Falls and later as a machinist, in shipyards at Portland and San
Francisco, prior to his military service.
Stu's note: The Class of '42 is having its 60th reunion Sept.
Also, on the home front:
January 24, 1945, Enough Cans to Fill Box Car are on Hand
Ed Metcalf (volunteer) of the Oroville Soda Works said this morning
that nearly enough tin to fill a box car has been accumulated at
his warehouse. The biggest difficulty now appears to be getting
transportation for it. The cans gathered by the children at the
schools and those deposited at the stores are called for by Metcalf
and held until a sufficient amount has accumulated. It is then shipped
to South San Francisco where a chemical process is used to separate
the tin from other metals in order that it may again be available
for essential use.
January, 24, 1945, Lions Build Up Fund to Aid Post-War Vet
With a surplus fund of $400 for cigarettes for servicemen and no
cigarettes available, the Oroville Lions Club will use the sum as
the nucleus of a post war fund for war veterans. Veterans seeking
financial help from the, fund will be referred for certification
to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post-war board. The fund will be
supplemented by money collected through the contribution, coffee
jars that have been placed by the Lions in Local business places.
Proceeds from the bingo games now being conducted by the VFW will
also be used in a parallel project.
Bill Brown, Seabee, Due to Arrive Home
Bill Brown, Chief Carpenter's Mate in the Seabees, is scheduled
to arrive home tonight after 22 months overseas. Brown was formerly
manager of the Sterling Lumber Company here. He was last stationed
in the Schouten Islands in the South Pacific.