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Oroville Mercury-Register
November 11, 1949
Officers Seated At Ceremonies
– Officers of the newly formed Arlin Rhine Detachment, Marine Corps League, were installed in ceremonies held last night at Memorial Hall. Over 150 persons attended the buffet supper and ceremonies. Martin Herzog was installed as commandant of the detachment and Mrs. Ralph Brereton was seated as president of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary. Other officers installed in ceremonies conducted by the Chico detachment of the league, included Gene Boehme, senior vice commandant; Arthur M, Davis, Adjutant; Paul Arnold, chaplain; Joe Rodgers , judge advocate and Bill Boyet, sergeant at arms. There are 36 charter members of the detachment and 26 members of the auxiliary. Among the speakers and guests were Arthur Berger, national chief Devil Dog of Clements, Calif.: Van W. Dennis, vice commandant of the California Department, of Sacramento and William L. Keyes, senior vice commandant of the California Department. Ray Horgan, captain of the guard of the Chico detachment conducted the principal business in connection with the installation ceremonies. Mayor Gerald Meyer of Oroville, delivered the principal address in which he recalled the heroic war record of Arlin Rhine, who lost his live on Iwo Jima. The war hero is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Rhine of Oroville. The road on top of the levee was named Arlin Rhine Drive in his honor by the city council. Miss Mattie R. Lund presented the flag to the detachment on behalf of W.E. Sherman Relief Corps and addressed the group. Plans of activity on behalf of former Marines were announced including a program of establishing recreation areas at Folsom and in Tuolumne county; support of a dude ranch in Tucson, Ariz., where former Marines suffering from respiratory diseases may go to live, and establishment of a monument in Washington, D.C., in honor of the battle of Iwo Jima. In addition The League, with 2000 members now in California, is planning a hospital near Stockton to aid Marine victims of poliomyelitis. In this connection, the detachment plans to start a March of Dimes program Dec. 1. The American Legion, Oroville Post, turned over the hall last night for the ceremonies after a short meeting of their own Wilton Kister of Oroville, fourth district commander, American Legion, spoke to the gathering on behalf of his group

Oroville Mercury Register
November 9, 1949

This is a full page of advertising
Installation and Initiation of the Arlin Rhine Detachment Oroville Marine Corps League and the Auxiliary at the Oroville Memorial Hall Thursday “Once a Marine Always a Marine” (incomplete list) Ralph Brereton, Kenneth Marts. Charles Hollandsworth Jr. Gertrude Smith, Jack Ames, Art M. Davis, William McClung, Gene Casagrande, Bill Boyet, Howard Pell, Glenn Swinney Joe Rogers, L. F. Weaver, Lyle D. Phillips, Chester Ramsey, Jim Wilmoth. Auxiliary Adeline Rhine, Virginia Davis, Betty Brereton, Hazel Giovanetti, Estelle Arnold, Majorie Boehme, Geneva Hawthorne, Carol Williams, Edna Custer, Maybel, Walker, Joe Boyet, Pearl Blackwell, Caroll Stenberg, Sadie Palmer, Mabel Stewart, Audrey Dieterie, Alvira Roberts, Juana Prado, Ellen Walker, Geraldine Swinney, Crystal Casagrande, Laura Casagrande, Rosella Phillips, Barbara Stewart, Roberta Marts. “Good Luck Marines…Savercool Plumbing & Sheet Metal Works Plumbing, Heating, Sheet Metal, Appliances, 1845 High St. Phone 36”. Success Marines… Jack Conner Jeweler, 2055 Bird Street, Telephone 818 Oroville” Stu’s Notes: I think I will go before the Oroville City Council and see if we could get Arlin Rhine Drive changed to Arlin Rhine Memorial Drive, it would better reflect why the levee road was named. Many other Oroville streets that were named in honor of Oroville Heroes need a Gold Star on them to let everyone know that they are named for War Heroes. These men died for their country. Many people that live on those streets do not know why the street is named as it was. I tried but I guess not hard enough to get those Gold Star’s placed on the Street signs, such as Campbell, Morningstar, Worthy, Daryl Porter Way, etc. But so far have had no luck. The Gold Star would not affect the address and upon the levee no one lives up there so who would care if it’s called Arlin Rhine Memorial Drive, as it will be the street that goes through our upcoming beautiful Memorial Park. I wonder what became of all those Marines, I know Chet Ramsey passed on not long ago. If you change all the streets names in Oroville to honor Oroville’s Heroes, you would run out of streets before you would run out of names.