Oroville Mercury Register
April 6, 1951
Oroville Host To
Disabled American Veterans from as far south
as San Diego and as far north as Yreka will be in Oroville Saturday
and Sunday to formally establish the new 12th district
of the D.A.V.More than 200 reservations have been received
for the two-day meeting. D.A.V. chapters from Redding, Red Bluff,
Chico, Marysville, Oroville, Grass Valley and Woodland will form
the new district.
Guests at the ceremonies will include top ranking
officers of the state organization. Institution of the new district
will take place in Memorial hall on Sunday with the nomination and
election of officers starting at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served at
12:30, with the installation of the new officers to follow.
A ladies auxiliary of the new district will also
be formed during the conclave and institution ceremonies for that
group will be included in the program. Roy Bonds, Richmond, senior
vice commander of the state order will be the instituting officer
while the installation of officers will be conducted by Arlo Melville
of Los Angeles, state commander.
Installation of new officers for the new auxiliary
will be conducted by Mrs. Rose Wentworth, San Francisco, past state
commander of the California Auxiliary, who is now the personal representative
of Auxiliary National Commander Henrietta Mills. The two day meeting
will get under way formally Saturday at 7:30 PM when a dinner will
be served at Memorial Hall to the National Order of Trench Rats
and their ladies, Following the dinner there will be a program of
Walter J. Higgins 19, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E.H. Hamilton of Ft. Wayne Avenue, has
returned to active duty following a ten-day furlough at the home
of his parents. Higgins enlisted in the Navy February 14 and was
sent to San Diego for this boot training. He is now at Treasure
Island awaiting further assignment. The youth attended Oroville
high school before enlisting in the service.
Orval E. Roberson is spending a 10-day leave
with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Robertson on Route 5. before
reporting back to the Marine Corps Air station at Santa Ana, where
he is receiving advanced schooling as an aircraft machinist. Robertson, son of W.O. Robertson of San Francisco,
was senior at Oroville Union High School before enlisting in the
Marines in January. He completed his high school training through
the Marine Corps institute, and has received his diploma. Following
his enlistment, he was sent for basic training at San Diego, before
being transferred to Santa Ana April 15. Following his training
at Santa Ana, he expects to be sent to the Marines aircraft service
school at Memphis, Tenn.
Donald R. Allen of Vallejo, grandson
of Elbert Allen of Palermo road, has finished his U.S. Air Force
basic training at Wichita Falls, Texas. He is now on his way to
Denver, Colo., to take a 22 week course on primary weapons.
David Lee Trimble, fireman apprentice, USN, son
of Mrs. Marion E. Perkins of Route 3 Paradise, is in the U.S. Naval
Air Station, San Diego.
Trimble enlisted in the Navy in January, 1951,
and received recruit training at the U.S. Naval Training Center,
San Diego. Upon completion of a week’s indoctrination classes at
the Naval Air Station, Trimble was assigned to the Public Works
Department at the west coast’s largest naval air activity.
Stu’s Notes: Sherry Morehouse,
Oroville Veterans Memorial Park Committee member, tells me that
the D.A.V. still has programs in Chico that covers this area.
In our war on Terror in the Gulf over 6,000 have been killed
and probably ten’s of thousands wounded or injured.
Many of these men and women will come home in need of the
DAV. A small group lead
by Bob Hewitt is meeting every week preparing for our upcoming Veterans
Day Parade. November, 11, 2011 or 11-11-11.
or shine the Parade has been marching down Montgomery Street for
12 years now. We have been blessed by many wonderful
Grand Marshals in the past and you will not be disappointed this
year. I’m supposed to put out a press release,
something I need to learn how to do.
wanted to walk into where the newspaper is being printed and yell
“Stop The Presses”. Then I’m sure some one has
to release them to go on.