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Fifty Years Ago Today, February 9, 1966

Johnson Pledges Greater War Aid

President Johnson returned to the White House today, pledged to a stronger U.S. effort in both war and peace in beleaguered South Viet Nam.


Health department people were out today scouting trash piles, dump heaps and any place at all that might provide a cozy home for a mosquito or rat. The Aedes Aegypti mosquito, target of all this effort, transmits yellow fever and dengue fever.


Today has been proclaimed Mike Stokes Day at Baker High School. All he did was: Sink a 55-foot shot as the buzzer sounded in an overtime period to give Baker a 64-62 win over Jordan a win which earned the Lions the Bi-City championship and extended their unbeaten season through 23 games. Just incidental to these facts were his total of 22 points, game high, and eight rebounds, tops for the team.