June 24, 2005
Oroville R. C. Drive
to Aid Huge U. S. Call
Local Workers Meet Tonight; District’s Quota
Oroville district Red
Cross workers will meet in the high school auditorium at 7:30 p.
m. today to prepare for the district’s participation in a national
drive to raise $200,000,000 for the American Red Cross. Announcing
opening of the national campaign, Chairman
Norman H. Davis in
a statement in Washington today said three million volunteer workers
tomorrow will begin a door-to-door canvass in the nation to meet
what he described as “a greater burden than ever before in the history
of the organization.”
President Roosevelt named
March “Red Cross Month” and called upon the people to “open their
hearts to this humanitarian appeal.” Davis said the Red Cross
will be expected to assume an increasing burden due to the return
of wounded and disabled serviceman. Also there would be increased
calls for blood plasma, war nurse recruitment work, prisoner of
war food parcels to Americans taken prisoner, and other Red Cross
services, he said.
Clemmer W. Wise,
general chairman of the Oroville area drive, said Oroville’s goal
will be $18,800, twice last year’s objective and declared:
“It is not a membership drive. We can’t meet the needs of
our boys if everyone gives only $1 for a “membership”.
chairman of the advance gifts committee, reported that $2000
has been turned in by solicitors who have worked for the past week
in the advance gifts department. Names of donors will be announced
later, when additional contributions are received and reports have
been audited, he said.
Gals Gone Off To War
Leap year isn’t what
it used to be. Or maybe the aggressive Butte county girls
who used to get their man have gone into the WAVES, WAC, SPARS or
Marines. The county clerk’s office records showed only 29
marriage licenses had been issued from Jan. 1 this year until this
afternoon. Even without the extra day in February, the total
last year for January and February was 53.
John Q. Citizen is being
reminded that the time is almost here to plant that Victory Garden
for 1944. It was a pain in the neck to some last year and
it was plenty of fun for others. Most of us learned a lot:
learned that to get the most out of what you plant is to know how
to plant, when to plant and how to care for what you plant.
Unless a few rules are observed there’s bound to be a lot of wasted
effort, not to mention wasted seeds and wasted water. No doubt a
great deal was accomplished from Victory Gardens as a whole in 1943.
They helped to remove points from string beans in a can, which a
good many of us appreciated this past winter. Tons of extra
tomatoes and squash also found their way to many American tables
although the points remain. However, there’s a greater need
for food this year as our armies advance on war fronts over the
Atlantic and over the Pacific so don’t shirk your duty. Let’s
get going at that garden when the right time comes.
Stu’s Notes; Our Oroville
Veterans Memorial Park Committee had it’s 4 year anniversary meeting
and dinner June 20, 2004. Hopefully by our 5th
we will be actually doing the physical work on Oroville’s Veterans
Memorial Park. Great things are not done overnight.
We were honored to have Ginger Ewalt with us, her husband Ed was
a founding member of our group. Ed spent a good part of his
life serving our country. He is truly missed. His military
career went from WWII through Vietnam. He was on the front lines
in Korea and behind the lines a true hero of our country.
We also were glad to have Sharon Atteberry, Oroville’s own and City
Administrator, Council members Jim Proudy and Bob Sharky who are
also Veteran Committee Park Members. Bill Fox organized the dinner
and Jojo Clark and her husband Danny catered the dinner. Thank
you Sherry and Bob Morehouse, Veterans Committee members who did
a wonderful job on the decorations and helped Bill most of the day
into the night.
Clemmer Wise was the
husband of Dorothy Wise a long time member of the First United Methodist
Church and a friend of ours. He and Dorothy were long time
realtors in Oroville.