March 15, 2013
November 21, 1952
Looking Back 10 Years Ago (1942)
The lack of tires officially came to the attention of the council
last night. Street Sup. Ed Shreve asked the board to consider passing
regulations prohibiting driving of automobiles without tires on
Oroville Streets. Shreve said that this custom has been increasing
since tire rationing. When a motorist has a flat now, he removes
the tire and proceeds on the rim which cuts the oil paving severely…
Oroville Municipal Airport is leased to the United States government
for military purposes under a resolution adopted by the city council
Friday night. The federal government may make improvements and additions
to the field at any time but any use of the airport for commercial
or non-military purposes must be with the consent of the city of
Oroville. The lease was approved upon motion of Councilman Karkmeyer,
seconded by Councilman Walsh.
November 21, 1952
Bad News, Gals’ Not Enough Men To Go Around
Chicago (UP) – Lady, if you can’t find a man, cheer up. You are
not alone. There definitely is a shortage of men, and American Medical
Assn. Journal editorial said today. And the situation will get worse.
The Journal said that if it had not been for the war deaths in World
War II the present excess of American women over men would be about
one-third of a million less. Other factors contributing to the scarcity
off men, the editorial said, is the high death rate in males and
the entrance of more female immigrants into this country. The 1950
census showed there were 1,430,000 more women than men in the United
States. The greatest difference occurs in the age groups over 45
years, where women outnumber men 1,000 to 956, the Journal said.
The ratio of the two sexes at birth has been stable from year to
year, it said about 1,055 men to 1,000 women. But the ratio of deaths
in men has been increasing. In 1930, this ratio was 1,210 deaths
in men per 1,000 women; in 1951 it was 1,333 men to 1,000 women.
A net gain of 181,500 women over men occurred by migration during
the five years immediately following World War II, according to
the article. And more men than women have been leaving the country.
November 21, 1952
U. S. Agrees To Compromise In Truce Plan
By Bruce W. Munn, United Nations
N. Y. (UP) The United States and Britain were in agreement today
on modifications to make India’s compromise Korean peace plan acceptable
to the West. The modifications were put forward in the United Nations
main political committee yesterday by Britain’s Anthony Eden and
quickly endorsed informally by American sources. But there were
no indications that V. K. Krishna Menon, the Indian who sponsored
the compromise originally, would accept amendments. And while there
were indications the Communist bloc might vote for the compromise
plan as it now stands, many observers considered it likely the Soviet
group would reject it if the General Assembly decided to amend the
original proposal. The gist of the Indian plan was this: A commission
comprising Poland, Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Switzerland – with
another power “umpiring” deadlocks – would free Korean war prisoners
in demilitarized zones. Those desiring repatriation would get it.
Those resisting it would be sheltered and fed for 90 days, where
after their fate would be decided by a top-level Far Eastern political
conference provided for in the tentative agreement reached at Panmunjom.
Well 400,000 plus young men died in WWII and with all those
other reason’s I guess a woman was lucky to find a man back then.
Maybe that is when the term “It’s a Man’s World” was coined. On
and On the Peace Talks went, it seems the main stumbling block was
what to do with Prisoners of war, POW’s. Many of the prisoners we
had did not want to go home. Should we force them? The Communist
said yes. A very few Americans held by the communist said they wanted
to stay and become Communist. I think less than 30 or so.
Well finally the Korean War ended with an Armistice, July 27, 1953.
Just this last week Dennis Rodman’s friend, the leader of North
Korea declared the Armistice null and void or something like that,
so I guess they are at War with us again. So my friend Sam Bebout
and fellow Oroville Veterans Memorial Park Committee members, I
guess you’ll have to go back over and finish the job you thought
you had finished long ago. Well maybe not. Sam you have to help
here to get our Memorial done.
Please remember The Men’s Auxiliary of the 1747 VFW is cooking a
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Sunday, March 17th at 1:00Pm at the VFW
Canteen 1901 Elgin Street, all you can eat and Raffle. Proceeds
from dinner to benefit the Men’s Auxiliary VFW 1747
“Caesar, Beware today, tis the Ides of March”. “Et tu Brute’”