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July 10, 2015
Oroville Mercury Register
September 21, 1942

Buy War Bond, Get Free Ticket To Midnight Show At State Next Saturday

In The Fight

Many men from southern Butte County are fighting the Axis in Uncle Sam’s Army, Navy, Marine and Air Corps. The Oroville Mercury wants to keep those at home informed about their activities, and relatives and friends are invited to submit pictures and news to this department. Marders Joins Navy As Pharmacist Mate Glenn B. Marders, Oroville barber, will report in San Francisco Monday for duty with the U. S. Navy as a Pharmacists’ mate third class in the naval reserve. He enlisted two weeks ago for general service. Mrs. Marders will manage the barber shop now operated by her husband. Marders studied pharmacy before going into the barber business. He is the son of M.L. Marders Sr., and a brother of Miles Marders Jr., both of Oroville. June 9, 2006 Fishing would be good if a fellow had time. Glenn Marders, pharmacists mate, third class, who is on duty at the naval training station in Farragut, Ida., says game abounds in that locality. Here on a recent leave, Marders said he counter 200 deer on a 10 mile boat trip around Orille Lake, in the vicinity of the camp. There are so many landlocked salmon, weighing as much as 15 or 20 pounds, in the lake, that the fish and game commission recently seined out 30 tons. Trout fishing is good, with an all year open season. An 18-pounder was caught with a throw line recently “I get the Mercury. It takes three or four days for it to reach me, but then it’s all “new news” to me. June 9, 2006, Looking Back

Stu’s Notes: Today June 6th D-Day, I took my 4 year old granddaughter’ Jessica to John’s Boss Burger and got an Ice Cream and fries. We had a little picnic setting on an old log in our Future Oroville Veterans Memorial Park, right next door. I think it will be a most beautiful place to honor those who gave so much. No, I don’t think, I know! (Stu-Well Jessica is now 13 and an 8th grader at Nelson Ave. School. She played her saxophone Memorial Day on the Green Bridge this year.

Oroville Mercury
October 5, 1942
Marders Visits
Glenn Marders, pharmacists mate, third class, who is stationed at Mare Island naval hospital, visited Mr. Marders and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Marders and his parents Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Marders Sr. in Oroville over the weekend. Marders recently enlisted in the navy. Oroville Mercury Register September 21, 1942 In The Fight Lt. R. H. Kingdon En Route To Base Richard H. Kingdon, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Kingdon, A Street, a second lieutenant in the air corps, communications branch, is believed on the Pacific en route to his destination. Lt. Kingdon was graduated from Scott Field, Ill., July 11. He returned home for a few days, visiting his parents in La Porte, He reported to Scott Field March 23. He completed Oroville high school four years ago and attended Chico State College for 3 ½ years.

September 27, 2002 Looking Back on Oroville Heroes
Oroville Mercury
January 4th 1945

Captain R. H. Kingdon Is New Years’ Visitor Word of the safe arrival of Capt. Richard H. Kingdon in Orlando, Florida was received here Saturday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Kingdon of H Street, Oroville. Capt. Kingdon was a surprise visitor at his parents’ home for New Year’s Dinner. He had arrived by plane from his station in the Following his completion he will spend a thirty day leave before returning overseas. He is a graduate of Oroville Union High School and went to Chico State College before enlisting in the U. S. Army Air Corp. in the spring of 1942. He was in New Guinea, for two years before going to the Philippines last October. Captain Kingdon, 25, possesses a “Presidential Citation” and four bronze stars. He belongs to the 5th Fighter Command. Stu’s Notes; Wow, Richard Kingdon had quite a War career, 2 ½ years at War a “Presidential Citation and four bronze stars, then more training and off to the war again.

Stu's notes:
Someone somewhere must know his stories; I wish I could find them. The State Theatre, Oroville’s Movie Theatre since 1928 is owned by the City , but has been turned over to a group called “STAGE”. Lynn and I are members. They do a great job of keeping it going by all volunteers. But more are needed, so please join us. The recent two shows on the 3rd and 4th of July were Spectacular. The Community Band and Chorus and Master of Ceremony Jim Moll did a command performance as always. Also my sister Peggy Schultz’s Recital is there each year and it is wonderful.