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July 29, 2016
Oroville Mercury Register
March 10, 1964 (51 years ago)
North Viet Nam Say Extending War Useless Saigon

South Viet Nam (UPI)- Communist North Viet Nam, attacking Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara's visit to South Viet Nam, said today the United States will fail if it hopes to extend the war into Communist Territory. There have been reports that some U.S. Officials here are urging sabotage raids against North Vietnamese installations to disrupt the flow of supplies and equipment the Communist government is sending Viet Cong guerrillas in the south. But Assistant Defense Secretary Arthur Sylvester denied Monday that McNamara discussed any such raids or invasions plans with Vietnamese or U.S. officials. McNamara, who arrived Sunday to assess the progress of the guerrilla war, met again today with Gen. Paul D. Harkins, head of the 15,000 man U. S. military advisory force here, and U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. With them were senior officers and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Oroville Mercury Register
March 10, 1964
American Legion To Be Feted On 45th Birthday

The American Legion Auxiliary will honor American Legion Post 95 on the occasion of its 45th birthday anniversary Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The American Legion is 45 years old this year, and the local Post 95 was founded 45 years ago in October.

Oroville Mercury Register
March 10, 1964
Oroville’s Past

15 years ago (1949) James Lenhoff
Oroville High School student, was judged the winner of the Oroville Lions Club speaking contest at finals held last night at the club meeting in the Oroville Inn. “Human Liberty” was the subject discussed by Lenhoff in winning out over Ann Winslow, who placed second and Kathy Bamer , who received third place. 25 years ago ( 1939) The Oroville high school cadet company will entertain the student body this evening at the first annual military ball to be held in the auditorium. The auditorium will be decorated in typical military style, with groups of large American flags, and myriads of red, white, and blue balloons. Many Oroville merchants have helped the company to assemble the flags.

Oroville Mercury Register
July 27, 1965 (51 years ago)

Caption of Picture Rifle Practice- Paul E. Williams, a member of the U. S. Marine Corp ROTC, spent part of the summer at the Marine Base in Quantico, Va., where he served as platoon leader of his class. Part of his time in Virginia was spent on the rifle range in practice. Paul Williams Completes Summer Marine Training Paul E Williams, 20, is spending a week here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Canyon Highlands Drive, after spending the first part of the summer at the Marine Base in Quantico, Va. Williams is a U. S. Marine Corps trainee, who joined the service under a program that will allow him to continue and complete his college work uninterrupted. The 1963 graduate of Oroville High School, has already completed two years of college work at the University of California at Davis, where he majored in math. He will leave here Saturday to spend the remainder of the summer attending the University of California at Berkeley. Williams, who was a platoon leader of his class at Quantico, has passed his flight physical and plans to enter Marine Corps aviation after his graduation from college. The future Marine Corps officer will return to the university at Davis for the fall semester.

Stu’s Notes:
Look for some action at the Veterans Memorial Park on Montgomery next week.