August 21, 2015
The Chico Record
August 30, 1945
Lt. John Mullins of Chico Married In Double Ring Ceremony Held Here
At Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian
With observance of the tradition of “Something old, something new,
something borrowed, something blue and a silver six pence in her
shoe brought by her husband to be from England for the occasion,
Miss Marvevlle Devan of San Francisco became the bride of Lieut.
John W. Mullins, U.S. Army Air Corps, last night in a double-ring
ceremony performed by the Rev. Harris Pillsbury, pastor of the Bidwell
Memorial Pillsbury, pastor of the Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian
Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rivette of
Sacramento, and is a former resident of San Francisco, where she
was an employee in the state division of forestry. Mrs. Mullin was
born and educated in Sacramento, where she graduated from high school
and junior college. She majored in English and philosophy. The bride
of last night was gowned in a street-length dress of pale blue crepe
with black patent leather accessories and a hat of tiny white flowers.
Mrs. Mullin wore a corsage of white orchids and was attended by
Mrs. O. E. Ely of Chico as matron of honor. In the sweet tradition
of brides Mrs. Mullins wore an old bracelet of rare design loaned
her by Miss Irena Jessen of San Francisco, something new was her
lovely bridal ensemble, a dainty handkerchief was borrowed from
Miss Eleanor Lewis of San Francisco, and the blue of the wedding
gown completed the traditional rhyme. The new benedict is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Mullins on Cohasset Road. He was born
in St. Anthony, Idaho, and when the family moved to this city was
educated in Chico schools. Lieut. Mullins was prominent in sports
and graduated from Chico High School and was attending Chico State
College when he enlisted in the Air Corps. He received his commission
and wings in Miami, Fla., and has been overseas in England for two
years. Now stationed at Chico Army Air Field, he is awaiting reassignment.
He was attended by M.D. Tosello as best man. The bridegroom of last
night wears six major battle stars and the Presidential Citation.
His wedding of last night has been delayed for the two years he
was away, and he brought his bride a silver sixpence to wear in
her shoe for good luck on her wedding day.
Oroville Mercury Register
October 8, 1941
U.S. Gears Itself To Battle Nazis With Avalanche Of War Supplies:
Arm Merchantmen President Wants Vessels To Enter British Ports
By John R. Beal
Washington – (U.P.) - President Roosevelt tomorrow will ask Congress
to revise the whole neutrality law and an effort will be made to
have the house pass the first part of the revision-to permit arming
of U.S. merchant ships-by the middle of next week. This was decided
upon today at a second conference between the President and leaders
of both parties in Congress.
Oroville Mercury Register
October 8, 1941
Speedy Passage of New Lend-Lease Measure Seen
By James Shepley
Washington - (U.P) - Chairman Clarence Cannon (D.,Mo.) of the house
appropriations committee today began the argument in favor of passage
of the new $5,985,000,000 lend lease bill with a declaration that
a “turn in the war is imminent.” “ Time is short,” Cannon told the
house. “A turn in the war is imminent. We must equal and surpass
the vast streams of machines that were and are being thrown against
every democratic country in Europe. “We are in the last minute of
our opportunity to help.” Cannon did not indicate the source of
his information or what the “turn” might be.
“The Oroville Veterans Memorial Park Committee For All of Butte
County Lest We Forget!
The Annual P.O.W./M.I.A. Remembrance Service will be held, including
the “Missing Man Table” Eleventh Anniversary Friday, September 18th,
2015 7:00 P.M. – Oroville Veterans Hall 2374 Montgomery Street Light
“Motorcycle Rally I Ride n’ Shine” All proceeds benefit the Veterans
Memorial Park Fund, Saturday, September 19th, $25 Singles*$15 Passenger
7am-11am Registration 8:30am Poker Run, 1:30pm Show ‘n Shine 2:00pm
Slow Ride 4:00pm Awards For more information Contact James Townsend
firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (530) 589-5748.
It has been a long time since I have done a wedding in this column.
This is my first “The War’s Over” wedding. Millions of men came
home and many babies were born, the baby boom began. For a long
time ,President Roosevelt and others thankfully knew war was coming.
If he had lost the 1940 election I’m afraid we would have been totally
unprepared, that’s just my opinion and I’m sticking to it.