August 12, 2005
CHICO AIR STUDENT
CRASHES NEAR VINA
Cadet Willis. J. Richey,
21, of Tupman, Kern county, a student at Chico Army Air Field
was killed when the basic training plane he was flying alone fell
at an auxiliary field five miles northeast of Vina at 7 p.m. Friday.
Richey’s ship apparently went out of control just above the field.
It crashed and burned. A board of officers has been appointed
to investigate cause of the crash.
700 EXPECTED AT DANCE
A dance for service men
stationed in the Oroville district will be held in Municipal Auditorium
to night, beginning at 8 p.m., according to
Walter P. Joslyn,
director of the Oroville Service Men’s Recreation Center.
Attendance of 700 soldiers is anticipated, Joslyn said. A
special invitation has been extended to senior and junior girls
of Oroville, Gridley and Biggs high schools to attend the dance.
Girls over 16 will be permitted to attend without hostess cards,
he said. Music will be provided by the Oroville high school
orchestra, under direction of
Claude Wilson, Jr.
There will be dance skits and vocal numbers by local residents and
by members of military units now in the Oroville area.
MRS. ONYETT’S KIN WOUNDED IN SOLOMONS
bomber navigator, and brother-in law of
Mrs. Calvin Onyett,
was wounded over the Solomons Feb. 14. A telegram, conveying
the information was sent to Chilcott’s wife who resides at Grants
Pass, Oregon. The nature of Chilcott’s injuries was
not revealed but, according to the wire, he is making a normal recovery.
SGT. SCILIGO, CHICO
WOUNDED IN ACTION
Staff Sergeant George Sciligo
of Chico has been wounded in action in the European area, the
war department announced today. He is the son of
Mrs. Lillie M. Moore
of Chico. Sgt. Sciligo’s name was included in a list of 141
American soldiers wounded in various war theatres, issued by the
department in Washington.
VETS WIN WITH JAMES
Going strong, the Veterans
of Foreign Wars last night piled up a total of 2604 maples and took
4 straight points from the Log Cabin bowlers. Their top man
was Bill James with
618. In the other contest, Hobnob and Acme broke even with
Hobnob winning gross total by 2 pins, despite a handicap of 102.
The scores; HOBNOB G. Openshaw
471, P.Powers –512,
F. Harvey-516 and
ACME R. Becker –491,
B. Beever –523,
B. Shepard- 444,
J. McGinnis- 585.
VETS; D. Baldwin
– 464, H. Wilson
–410, P. West –511,
W. James –618 and
A. Benjamin –601.
LOG CABIN; Roy Nelson-
429, J. Myers-398,
P. Hottinger- 543,
P. Ginter –447, and
OROVILLE BOYS VISIT
ON LEAVE FROM NAVY
Naval Aviation Cadet David
Painter, son of
Mrs. B. D. Painter,
and Elmer Beaver
of the U. S, Navy, nephew of
Miss Anna M. Beaver,
were in Oroville last week. Painter, who has been in the service
13 months recently completed primary training at Olathe, Kans.,
and will begin advanced training at Corpus Christi. Beaver
has been in the service 19 months. He was graduated from the
Merchant Marine Academy at Kingsport, N. Y. and on Feb. 12, transferred
to the Navy.
So many young men
died in training crashes. I’ve heard of quite a few from the
Chico Army Air Field. They came from all over the United States
and lost their lives for us. They should Not Be Forgotten.
We will honor those that died flying out of the Oroville Army Air
Base. Although the records are few, there were some,
hopefully we will find more about these brave young men. I
guess maples are bowling pins. Not being a bowler I don’t
know. I do remember pin boys at the Paradise bowling alley.
700 Soldiers in the Municipal Auditorium and the young ladies and
chaperones, I didn’t think it could hold that many. Does anyone
remember these dances?
Twenty nine years
ago today our youngest son Jeff was born, Happy Birthday Jeff!