June 9, 2006
FISHING WOULD BE GOOD IF A FELLOW HAD TIME
Glenn Marders, pharmacists mate, third class, who is on duty at
the naval training station in Farragut, Ida., says game abounds
in that locality. Here on a recent leave, Marders said he counted
200 deer on a 10 mile boat trip around Orille Lake, in the vicinity
of the camp. There are so many landlocked salmon, weighing as much
as 15 or 20 pounds, in the lake, that the fish and game commission
recently seined out 30 tons. Trout fishing is good, with an all
year open season. An 18-pounder was caught with a throw line recently.
“I get the Mercury. It takes three or four days for it to reach
me, but then it’s all “new news” to me.”
PVT. JAMES MUNSON TO GET INTO MARINE COMBAT UNIT
Private James T. Munson, USMC, 19, an Oroville electrician, who
joined the fighting U. S. Marines last December, has completed specialists’
training with the Leathernecks at their Field Telephone School in
San Diego. A resident of Merrimac Star Route, he is now eligible
for assignment to a combat unit of the signal battalion. Private
Munson’s mother, Mrs. Mary J. Munson, resides at the same address.
PVT. KISTER ANXIOUS TO COME HOME ON FURLOUGH
Pvt. S. O. Kister of the Army Tank Division at Camp Hood Texas is
anticipating a visit with relatives and friends in Oroville, according
to his letters to friends here. Like all of the boys, he writes
that he gets homesick but he likes the army life. Kister has been
in the service since last October. He is in the Panther Division
of his Company. He is the son of the late Charles Kister and Mrs.
Alta Lindville of Doris, and the nephew of the late Alvin Kister,
former Butte county sheriff. Kister attended grammar and high schools
here and prior to his entry into the Army, was employed at the Western
Pacific Railroad roundhouse.
ROBERTSON WITH HEADQUARATERS COMPANY AT CAMP IN TEXAS
Pfc. Vohn Robertson, who formerly operated a filling station on
Wyandotte avenue, and had been a Feather River Pine Mills employee,
is at Camp Howze, Tex. He was inducted December 16, 1942. Robertson’s
wife and daughter, Peggy Anne, only a few weeks old, live on Houston
Street here. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Robertson of Palermo
DON MCCARTY ASSIGNED TO AIRCRAFT TRAINING
Don McCarty was sent to Keesler Field, Miss., following his induction
into the Army in February. He has now been advanced to private,
first class, and has been transferred to New Orleans for fourteen
or fifteen weeks of technical training in army aircraft mechanics.
In a letter written to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. McCarty,
he describes the schools where he is taking this training as being
ideally situated within the city of New Orleans, where living conditions
are of the best. Instructors in the school are civilian mechanics.
Don has found a place that is “right down his alley” and he is thoroughly
enjoying his assignment.
FORMER LOCAL DAIRYMAN AT U. S. AIRFIELD
Pfc. Howard Wyman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wyman of Oroville
who has been training at the U. S. Army Air Field at Selma Field,
Monroe, Louisiana. He was stationed at Miami Florida for a short
time before his transfer to Selma Field where he has been doing
clerical work at Field Headquarters there. Wyman recently flew home
for a fifteen day furlough, which he spent visiting with his brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wyman. Prior to his entry
into active military service, Wyman was employed by the M. & N.
CITY TO GREET THREE HEROES AT EXERCISES
Three Oroville men who were decorated for heroism in the war will
be honored at ceremonies at the baseball park next Sunday. The program,
which will begin with flag raising ceremonies at 2 p. m. will honor:
Capt. Leonard Campbell, bomber pilot and wearer of the Distinguished
Flying Cross, who returned recently from the South Pacific. Master
Sergeant W. C. (Tiny) Levulett of the army air corps ground force,
who has received a presidential citation and two oak leaf clusters
for bravery beyond the line of duty as member of the famed 19th
bombardment squadron in the Philippines, Java and New Guinea fighting.
H. E. Davis, photographer’s mate, first class, U. S. Navy, who has
been given the navy air medal for bravery in action in the South
Pacific. The flag raising ceremony will be in charge of Paul West,
Al Walsh will introduce J. C. Nisbet, principal of Oroville high
school, who will speak. A baseball game will follow at 2;30 p. m.
between Camp Beale and Oroville.
Stu’s Notes: This was all from Maxine Gilbert’s scrapbook. Today,
June 6th, D-Day, I took my 4 year old granddaughter; Jessica to
John’s Boss Burger and got an Ice cream and fries. We had a little
picnic setting on an old log in our Future Oroville Veterans Memorial
Park, right next door. I think it will be a most beautiful place
to honor those who gave so much. No, I don’t think, I know!