Oroville Mercury Register
September 9, 1943
News From Oroville Men In The Service
Dolan on solo flight at Santa Maria Base
Aviation Cadet William H. P. Dolan, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Doherty, former Oroville folks living in New York, took his first
solo flight Aug. 23 at Santa Maria, Calif. He is having his primary
training at that field. Dolan worked for the California Water Service
at Oroville before entering the service in February, 1943. He was
also a sports writer for the Mercury. He graduated from Oroville
Union high school in 1940.Ensign Grinnell Burt Jr., U. S. N. R.,
has completed his training course and was graduated August 25, at
Harvard University. He has been temporarily assigned to the Naval
Air Corps supply base at Glencoe, Georgia, as chief disbursing officer.
His wife, Lucille La Spada before the couple’s marriage last December
and at present a laboratory technician at the Massachusetts General
Hospital in Boston, will join him there Sept. 15. On the same day
Ensign Burt graduated, his brother, Maclay Burt, 17 was enlisted
and sworn in at San Francisco in the Army specialized training program.
The Burt brothers’ parents are Mr. and Mrs. Grinnell Burt of Palermo.
Former MR Carrier Now Studies Diesels
John M. (Jack) Lawton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lawton of Robinson
street has completed his training at Farragut, Ida. and is enrolled
in a navy Diesel training school at the University of Missouri at
Columbia, Mo. Lawton attended Oroville grammar and high school and
is a former Mercury carrier before he chose the navy he was employed
at the Surcease mine. Lawton enlisted April 14, 1943. He was in
Oroville on a furlough last June after finishing boot camp.
RICHVALE- Pvt.. Daniel Grigsby who arrived home recently on a 15-day
furlough from Camp Haan, near Riverside, is in the medical corps
of the army. He is the son on Mr. and Mrs. Ben Grisby of Richvale.
Pvt. Grigsby has lived in Richvale most of his life. He attended
Richvale grammar school and Biggs high school. He has been in the
service several months. He was employed by the Richvale irrigation
district when he began his army training.
Oroville Mercury RegisterAugust 18, 1943
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Here Are Minute Men of 1943
All of its departments are devoting over 10% of their paychecks
to purchase of U. S. War Bonds, so U. S. Treasury spokesmen honored
the Oroville Pacific Telephone and Telegraph company employees with
the famous Minute Man Flag. Presenting the flag is A. J. Gault ,
Oroville’s war savings committee chairman. Others are Leo Wahl,
installer-repairman; Mrs. Edith Heller, chief operator, Eleanor
Scott, service representative; Mrs. Ruth Sharkey, senior operator;
and Manager H. L Davis. In addition to the flag, an honor certificate
was sent to the local office. Davis says the local staff has been
making bond purchases since 1938.
Dodges Entertain For Corp. Don Duensing
Technical Corporal Donald Duensing, stationed at Camp Hood,
Texas, who is home on furlough was honored at a dinner party Saturday
evening at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Dodge
of Canyon Highlands Drive. They were assisted by their daughter,
Mrs. Willard Harrington. Donald, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Adolph Duensing, were dinner guests. The group was joined later
by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taffinger, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Nunes, and August
Duensing of Oregon City. Whist and conversation was the evening’s
diversion. At a late hour refreshments of ice cream and cookies
were served at the card tables. Corporal Duensing will leave for
Camp Hood Thursday evening.
Stu’s Notes: I must Thank Feather Falls Casino for all they have
done for our Veterans Memorial. They have supported our project
for 8 years now. And now they’re at it again, Big Time, I’m looking
forward to seeing all the Motor cycle’s at the Casino this Saturday,
August 15th. The second annual Motorcycle Poker Run,
sponsored by the Feather Falls Casino for the Oroville Veterans
Memorial Park Committee. Registration will be from 7am to 9am, $25
singles, $15 for passenger. Registration includes coffee, doughnuts
and T-shirt, while supplies last. There will be live entertainment
by William Mangus and Crossroads. All proceeds will benefit the
Oroville Veterans Memorial Park. For more information call 533-4350.
Last week’s mention of Lt. Thomas E. Doyle, I used a B instead of
a D. I hate with all my heart to spell a person’s name wrong, especially
a hero like Thomas. I did talk to a man that knew him and I pulled
my file on young Thomas and checked Daryl’s Archives and found I
have a lot of information that I never used. I will soon. He gave
his life so others could live.