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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.

Stu’s Notes:
“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 Refreshments Following.”

“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 pjtownsend@att.net 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.