Estelle [sic] Rorick Is Back From Service

Estelle [sic] Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Rorick, is at home again for the first time since he enlisted in the aviation service in April of 1917. He spent two years as an aviator, six months of which was at Fort Worth, Tex., as aerial gun instructor, then he with six others was transferred to New York to incorporate at Long Island in aerial gunnery.

He was commissioned as a lieutenant in the service at Washington, D.C., while in charge of cross-country work. Mr. Rorick piloted the machine while an observer mapped the route from Long Island to Camp Devens, near Boston, which proved to be a much safer route than any previously followed. His record flying trip was from Washington to Schenectady, N.Y., a distance of 440 miles, in 180 minutes.

“Aerial transportation is not developed in the United States at all as compared with other countries,” Mr. Rorick said Monday. “It never will be until the cities provide landing fields and hangars for the machines. The automobile did not come into its own until paved roads were made; neither can the flying machine until provision is made for it throughout the country.”

Rorick has spent the last two years as an employee of the United States shipping board. He was one of 500 selected from 30,000 applicants for these positions, their duty being to check cargoes. In this capacity he made seven trips to Europe, touching all the countries between Gibraltar and Denmark. He visited the principal coast cities of all these countries. While the European cities were interesting, he says that he found the Azores, and Colombia in Central America, most fascinating.

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Airplane Over The City Again

Lieut. Lucas Flies from Glens Falls to Schenectady.

Saratoga was visited again yesterday by Lieut. Lucas in his airplane. He flew over the city on his way from Glens Falls to Schenectady. He is recruiting for the aviation service, and obtained three recruits at Glens Falls.

The second airplane arrived in Schenectady last night at 5:40 o’clock, having made the trip in eight hours, or at an average of 2 1-2 miles a minute. The machine was in command of Lieutenant Rorick, pilot, and he was accompanied by a mechanic.

Lieutenant Rorick was to take Captain Braig, Schenectady aviation recruiting officer, to Washington today on official business and will bring him back again on Monday. Then this machine, together with that of Lieutenant, will remain in Schenectady to make the trips back and forth every day between that city and Albany with recruits.

Source: The Saratogian, May 24, 1919.

Donald Loosley

SHERMAN, Tex.—Capt. Donald J. Loosley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Loosley of 212 W. Gobbi, Ukiah, has been graduated at Perrin AFB, Tex., from the training course for U.S. Air Force F-102 Delta Dagger pilots.

Loosley, a graduate of Ukiah high school, is being reassigned to the USAF component of the NATO Iceland Defense Force.

The captain received his BS degree and commission upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy.

His wife is the former Gwendolin C. Hammitzsch from Germany.

Source:  Ukiah Daily Journal, March 9, 1966.

Short News Items from 1963

Hollis Kizer sustained two broken ribs while shoeing a horse last week at the Loosley ranch. With his wife and three children, he lives on the ranch which he operates for his mother-in-law, Mrs. Willeska R. Loosley, widow of the late Raymond S. Loosley, early day Wood River pioneer. (Fort Klamath Herald and News, August 9, 1963)

The Earle Armstrongs have moved into the former Ed. Mitchell residence which they recently purchased. (Kossuth County Advance, October 8, 1963)

Short News Items from 1961

“Ted” Pomeroy, Middleton, visited his brother, Mark Pomeroy, Hansen, this week and spoke highly of the advantages of raising sweet corn in his area. (Twin Falls Times-News, April 21, 1961)

Mrs. Lloyd Green, her grandchildren Brad and Sharon Baldwin and their father Cary Baldwin of Beverly Hills were visitors at Camelback Inn near Phoenix.  (Los Angeles Times, December 11, 1961)

Short News Items from 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, formerly of Plainwell, are staying in Morenci with his mother, Mrs. Curtis Rorick until their new home in Lansing is completed. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 4, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pfeifer and family of Blissfield and Mr. and Mrs. William Van Arsdalen and family of Hillsdale were Sunday guests of Mrs. Pfeifer’s and Mrs. Van Arsdalen’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 15, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Loosley of Cave Junction, Ore spent Friday until Monday here visiting his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loosley, and Tim Howell. Also visiting the Loosley’s one day last week were her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Max Geer of Sacramento. (Indian Valley Record, May 5, 1960)

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Short News Items from 1958

Holiday callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams included Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Richards and son, Mrs. Maude Zurn, Mrs. Minnie Spencer, Otto Wiggins and children, Mrs. Charles Schmeig, Ed Richard and Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. [sic] Robert Cobb and son, Mrs. Zurn spent several days at the Williams home. (Sayre Evening Times, January 4, 1958)

Elbert Gaudig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Gaudig, Rapid City, is now enrolled at the Navy Recruit Training Center, San Diego, Calif., after enlisting here Wednesday. (Rapid City Journal, February 8, 1958)

Short News Items from 1956

Peter Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Baldwin, enlisted in the U.S. Army and is stationed for his basic training at Fort Carson, Colorado. (Livingston County Press, November 28, 1956)

Members of the Chester Walling family gave first aid and called the ambulance for persons involved in a car accident on Sand Ridge Friday evening. The car, belonging to a Brownsville man, was going south and went into loose gravel on the right, then careened into the left bank of the curve where the road turns east. Of the four men in the car, at least one, whose name is unknown, was badly cut from glass, others were suffering shock. (Lebanon Express, November 29, 1956)