July 15, 1944
Leon Basyes, whose
marriage took place June 18 in North “Carolina a few days following
Basye’s promotion to first class petty officer in the U. S. Navy.
Mrs. Basye is the former
Cleo Griffiths of North Carolina. Basye is the son
of Mrs. Ethel Platzek
In The Marines
Louis Whitlock daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Whitlock
of Lincoln Street, last February left her job in the office of the
Western Pacific Railroad at Sacramento to become one of Uncle Sam’s
nieces in the marine corps. She is stationed at the Marine
Air Base in El Centro where she is a drill instructor and does secretarial
work. Pvt. Whitlock is a graduate of Oroville High School,
class of 1940, and of the Ross Business College at Grand Junction,
Colo. Lorena Mae,
younger sister of Pvt. Whitlock, is also in the Marines. She
began boot training May 11 in North Carolina.
September 27, 1945
Service Corner…Veterans’ Right
To Reemployment Explained Here
(The following is a brief digest
of the law assuring the veteran his old job back. Veterans
desiring to read the terms in more detail should call at the Selective
Service office in Memorial Hall.-Editor.)
Local selective service boards
are responsible under the act creating them for giving aid to returning
veterans in obtaining their former positions or new positions, In
doing this the board will co-operate with the U. W. Employment Service.
A veteran is entitled to reinstatement in his former position: (1)
whether his employer was in private business or the federal government;
(2) If it was not a temporary position: (3) If he left the position
after May 1, 1940 in order to go into the service; (4) If
he got an honorable discharge; (5) If he is still qualified to fill
the position; (6) If he applies for it within 90 days after discharge;
(7) Unless the private employer’s condition has changed so as to
make it impossible or unreasonable to reemploy the veteran. The
veteran: (a) shall be considered as having been on leave of absence
during his time in service; (b) shall not lose his seniority (c)
shall not lose out on insurance or other benefits; (d) Shall not
be discharged from his position without cause within a year after
his restoration. The veteran shall not be required to meet
higher standards than he did before he left the job. The intention
of the act is that the veteran shall be given opportunity to reestablish
his skill without penalty. “Union membership or other conditions
not enumerated in the law may not be required of a veteran as a
prerequisite to his reinstatement.”
U. S. Missile Units Readied
First Launcher Is In Place
Taipei, Formosa (UPI)- The U. S.
Army’s 2nd Missile Battalion installed its first launcher
today and began assembling the first launcher today and began assembling
the first of its potentially atomic Nike-Hercules missiles.
Earlier today, Gen. Peng
Mengchi, commander of the Chinese Nationalist army, had declared
that the delivery of additional U. S. weapons to Quemony helped
the Nationalists win the first round of the battle for the offshore
From and editorial by
Red Experiment At Quemoy Too
Too expensive, and unsuccessful.
That is a summation of the attempt by the Chinese Communists to
frighten us away from Quemoy and Matsu off the China port of Amory.
The bombardment of Quemoy cost them more than $30 million, and the
loss of from 34 to 45 MIGs cost them as much again, or more, plus
loss of prestige. It got them nothing except the realization
that Quemoy is a very tough nut to crack, and that the Nationalist
Chinese, flying American fighter planes armed with Sidewinders,
are far superior.
Stu’s Notes: Another one of Dan Bebee’s well written editorials.
Sadly a few years later China backed North Vietnam in its fight
to take over South Vietnam and prevailed and Oroville and Butte
County lost so many young men, fighting for another countries freedom.
That’s why I did the Quemoy (now Taiwan) story as it did effect
Lynn and I were recently invited by Post 95 and Auxiliary, to
the American Legion, Boy State and Girl State Dinner honoring the
Las Plumas and Oroville High School’s students who attended this
years event this summer. The students who attended this year
and were at the dinner were
Anna Simas from Oroville
High School, Devin Collins,
Caleb Bronson and
Pilar Huerta all
from Las Plumas High School. These students went to our State
Capital and participated in learning first hand how government works.
I am writing a special article about this and hope to
get it in the Mercury soon. I hope our returning Veterans
still get these rights and more. Two Marines in one family,
the parents must have been very proud of them.