Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan on May 22, 1960 · Page 27
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Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan · Page 27

Battle Creek, Michigan
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Sunday, May 22, 1960
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Sunday, May 22, 1960 THE BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER AND NEWS Sec. Three 7 Center Dedication Highlights Armed Forces Day 7 . - v - "1 - Mr rl Colors are presented in front of the head table (upper left) as the dedicatory luncheon begins in the new reserve center. Guests at the head tabll are, from left to right, Capt. Richard Wilhelm, chaplain of the Veterans Administration Hospital; Maj. Donald J. McClelland, reserve center coordinator; Maj. Gen. George E. Bush; Maj. Gen. Ralph A. Palladino; Rep. August E. Johansen; Duane T. Brigstock; Mrs. George B. Dol- liver Jr.; Fred English; William S. Heffelfinger, director of administration at the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization; and Mayor Raymond M. Turner. At upper right, Mrs. George B. Dolliver Jr. stands be side the plaque dedicating the reserve center to her husband's memory. He was killed in action on Saipan in the Marianas Islands on July 12, 1944 during World War II. ; AD h 3 fJ, .,., z1 1 About 140 men and women filled the center's drill hall for the dedicatory luncheon. Visible in the right foreground are, from right to left, J. Clark Dolliver, Col. Raymond T. Chapman, Ft. Custer post commander; Paul A. Martin, Lansing State Journal publisher; Brig. Gen. Jay W. McKelvie (Ret.); Blaine W. Hatch, retired circuit judge; and Lt. Col. John R. Dean. Mr. Dolliver was Lt. Dolliver's brother. 5f i T v :-ir " 1 1 f aitK -r-i ... iii r---- i i J ,., i pw.r.y ; Enquirer and Newg Photo. Mr. and Mrs. Gurnee Bridgman of Cincinnati chat with Capt. George Boucher of Grand Rapids, who guided the Dolliver family through the reserve center. Armed Forces Day Theme Work for Peace, But Keep Powder Dry Urged Here A sparkling military ball and banquet last night concluded Battle Creek's observance of Armed Forces Day, which included the dedication of the new Lt. George B. Dolliver Jr. U.S. Army Reserve Center on N. Washington Avenue. The banquet and ball at the Elks Temple, sponsored by the local Reserve Officers Assn., featured an address on "Power for Peace" by Dewey Short, assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve components. Not 'Contradictory Mr. Short said that the observance theme, which describes the mission of our armed forces, appears at first glance to b e contradictory, especially "when everything within our inner selves cries out against the use of force." He went on to say that at one time America, because of its geographic location, could withdraw unto itself and follow a peaceful course. But amazing progress of science has made American isolation a thing of the past. Because of the Communist doctrine of world domination. Mr. Short said, we cannot stand idly by and allow Communist absorption of weaker nations This would encourage the ag gressor and eventually pave the way for our downfall. "As long as there is a threat to freedom from any quarter, we must strongly assert our determination to withstand it," he said. . . Thus, the front lines of American security are along the entire border of the free world or wherever contact may be made between the forces of freedom and those of international C o m m u-n ism. . ." Referring to the Korean It . . - 4 ; 1 J I i iiiii dT il.i ft i mi DEWEY SHORT truce, Mr. Short said it is our armed forces that represent the balancing factor in maintaining the status quo. He described the structure of our military forces during the coming fiscal year. In brief, the United States Army will have on active duty 14 divisions and 25 other major combat units at the end of 1961. Air defense missile battalions will be increased by nine. Significant quantities of new equipment including a new type tank and a new rifle will be received by the Army. Army Reserve components in clude more than 1,000,000 re servists. The Navy will have more than 800 ships in its active fleet, some of these nuclear-powered and having a missile capability. The missile-firing submarine force will be augmented. More Missiles Seen The Marine Corps with three i divisions and three air wings will continue to maintain combat-ready forces. The Air Force is getting i greater combat capability with new supersonic B58 medium bombers and additional improved versions of the B52. Our Rep. August E. Johansen, who dedicated the center, warns of the Communist menace, as Mrs. Dolliver listens. long-range missile deterrent force is being enlarged, he said. According to Mr. Short, disarmament is the ultimate goal of "all men of good will and all nations that truly love peace, justice and freedom . . . But ... no single nation can or will act unilaterally . . ." The ultimate responsibility of freedom must revert to the individual in the democratic state, Mr. Short said. Americans must be kept fully informed so that we may effectively cope with the threat to our way of life. Although our ascendancy to world leadership has in a great part been realized through our material abundance, Mr. Short said, this wealth would have been nothing without the spirit and righteous bent of a free people He concluded that each generation must be constantly reminded of its responsibilities, and taught before mistakes are made, that the price of liberty is indeed eternal vigilance. USAR Center Dedicated An estimated 140 persons attended yesterday's dedication luncheon at the Lt. George B. Dolliver Jr. U.S. Army Reserve Center. Others toured the new center and displays of military and industrial equipment, including an F-86L jet fighter and amphibious landing vehicles, during the late morning and afternoon. A luncheon speaker, Maj. Gen. Ralph A. Palladino, mill tary executive of the Depart ment of Defense Reserve Forces Policy Board, said: "The test of this building is not in its construction, but in the manner in which we use it. The response of our people to the threats of an aggressor can be measured by the dedication of those patriotic citizens who serve in our military forces, both active and reserve. "If, within this center, young men develop qualities of lead ership, practice moral habits cf thought and conduct, and put devotion to country above all else, then we are safe and our future is indeed bright. "If we are to have a just and lasting peace, it will only come about because there are enough men and women on fire for the cause of liberty, willing to make any necessary sacrifice to in sure the kind of a peace a free people must always insist upon." Rep. August E. Johansen, whose talk was reported in yes terday's Enquirer and News, dedicated the center. 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Michigan WO 8-8423 Free Parking Extended Accounts Available to her late husband, Mrs. Virginia Dolliver of 96 Guest St., said, "It is appropriate that this dedication is being held on our son's birthday (their son, George B. Dolliver III, died June 2, 1952 at the age of 19). I feel that this building is dedicated not only to my husband, but to all men whose lives were sacrificed for this great country of ours." Toastmaster Duane T. Brig-stock said, "It is fitting that we dedicate this building to a man who is symbolic of all citizens who go to war and make the supreme sacrifice so that the rest of us can maintain our way of life." Mayor Raymond M. Turner said, "We can grow individually if we can find in our hearts the j same kind of courage, dedica-! tion and devotion as character-1 ized the man for whom this center is named." i Lt. Gen. George E. Bush,1 Sixth U.S. Army Corps com-' mander, said the center would "serve the nation in future! year3 and reflect great credit; on members of the reserves and upon this community." Family Attends In addition to Lt. Dolliver's widow, the ceremony was attended by his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gurnee Bridgman of Cincinnati, and his brother J. Clark Dolliver of 58 Garrison ave. Lt. Dolliver's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Dolliver of the Garrison avenue address, have been under hos pital care for many months and were unable to attend the dedi cation. Other guests yesterday noon included Fred England of Lansing, civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army: Brie. Gen. Noble O. Moore of Albion, commander of the Michigan Na tional Guard's 46th Division Artillery; Brig. Gen. Jay W. McKelvie (Ret.); Mrs. Robert H. Gove, president of the Michigan Reserve Officers Assn. auxiliary; Mrs. Charles M. Tar-pay, president of the local ROA auxiliary; Lt. Col. John R. Dean (USAR), president of the Battle Creek ROA chapter; Paul A. Martin, publisher of the Lansing State Journal and Robert B. Miller, publisher of the Enquirer and News. The only other Armed Forces Day observance here was an open house at the Naval Re serve Center at Goguac Lake. Today, an open house is planned at the National Guard armory on E. Columbia ave. Southern Mich. OIL PRODUCERS Trenton Petroleums' Bernloehr, Bole, Eitniear No. 1 Wildcat near Graham Lake drilling 2000 plus hitting markers low extremely promising. PHONE ST 1-2572 MARSHALL, MICH. GET 8mm USB) MOVIES WITH NEW B0LEX S0S10RIZER Bring your films to life! Sound effects, music and voice are easy to add with the Sonorizer. Special sound head acts as "third reel" with Bolex or many other projectors. Magnetic sound track is "striped" on film by us. You can record, erase, change at will. There's even a special button that fades your music down when you speak! 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