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 ,  2L  Volume Three--Number 31 CHESTER, PLUMAS COUNTY, CALIF., SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1949 TALK 0" THE TOWN The new structure for the 'hous- ing of Ed Blair's popcorn machine d incidental displaying of such movies as he can procure from the non-Commie distributors, will 'make its debut to the public Jan. 28. Following the bad fire. which took him d,wn the line' last year, F! and Veryl are to be given a lot of credit for their faith in tile cOmmunity and a lot of that neb- Ulous intestinal fortitude for re- 'bUilding with a theatre Chester can be proud of for many years to COme, and can use in more ways than one as a ,on to the com- nlulity. They're entitled to a big- ger-than-usual send-off! Jin Sanders, who has been trip- ping from Chester to Greenville raOre often than he should enjoy, reports that this week completes his visits to Hal Bausch and is raueh enhanced in appearance by I'Oe's transforming processes. 'Harry Love of Chester may be given due credit for acceptirvg the appointment, along with Wally Reed, to the new county chamber eommerce and advertising com- Zttee . . after all they ,have to alive alm,st 100 miles to the meet- lags, Which may be compared to a lot of us who can't manage to get a few blocks to some we should better attend . . . Well, maybe Irry'll be the next mayor there! That Well-known Plumas County ter Charlie Carter has de- )Pod into--not a sober and serious :itlzen since taking on the job of the B. and C. W. U. a business head and teetotaler |i " " we've tried numerous times ]tely to get him to relax, but he's 7WaYs busy g,oing or coming and ] e re told he's becoming somewhat |tlapopular since his liquid menue |is now confined to milk and 7-up. t and Evelyn Hall look much i., re rested and vigorous after |.elr more-than-a-week's vacation | to the big city on the bay. ,| de from attending a football :|'ge and a show, Cy is understood t: save added more value to his t Years as a fire chief by visiting !|al] the fire departments-from the t "! Water's edge V> Mather Field at : araento. Evelyn apparently ehjoyed it all too . . . must be lwndertul to have a wlfechl= taunt Wheu the years are m :|there--- " P g P' /.. eta falling out and one's head ls Ibare When on,hasn't a hat! will come when our t, own Will become incorporat- it may be soon--with all activity of the next or two in this area. When it Who Will be mayor . . . Bet- thinking this over! Armstrong now has his and is back on the job. on James Madison Ave. it taul Bunyan}. Anyway embodies all the latest ,res One might expect from a :POtsuch as the knee-high he invented, light switches turn off one set of lights as turn off another, heat gen- from the sun '(no roof?); Lride plumbing. IALSGRAF A Y |NO W ._ ND LOSE " OLE OWNERS |0 O- | IEST LODGE RESORT  O'abinirtg business with :a 0n his recent trip to thePleas'bay / the, ' red Pfalsgraf announces J iey hay- Harry L,sey of Berke- .. .Z e purchased the Forest ! --'Uge interest of (  their former  Th"rdn Byers. inere reenville resort, which is aing in Yea ^__ popularit each :' 1 4T rzses 175 acres Yf land, ' co, arc aUildings, providing ac- ", TJndl atins for 105 persons. '.ad er the management of Mr. - beezl Mrs.. lfalsgraf, the lodge has ":- full to capacit thv  rhe sUa Y oughout . two ,nor season for the past tE'LL BE IN CHESTER BUT OT GREENVILLE TUESDAY Investigator E. A. Fort of the Board of Equalization ofice at Quincy advises that he will make his customary visit to the Fur- niture Center in Chester from 10 a.m. till 12 noon next Tues- but will n,at make his custom- ary appearance in Greenville V]INERAL" LODGE - CROWLEY -|OME DESTROYED BY FIRE EARLY MONDAY MORNING Mineral Lodge, popular resort for both summer and winter va- cationists, was destroyed by fire :arly M*onday morning, when un- timely low temperatures ren(lerel 2ire fighters helpless to battle .he ilames with any success. The fire was discovered in the lodge at 1 a.m. by Mrs. Hugh Fields, who awakened two em- ployes vcho in turn sent out an alarm which summoned every available piece of fire fighting equipment availwble, including that of the Lassen Forest Service and Lassen National Park. Spread of the flames was re- ?ortedly confined to the main )uilding, which h,used the post )ffice, general store, bar, kitchen, dining room, lunch counter and a rumpus room. Cause of the fire is said to have been attributed to a tree falling across a power line and causing a short It was also reported that the blaze could have been the re- sult of an earlier effort to thaw 'out frozen water pipes. A frozen ater supply is said to have ham- pered the efforts of the fire fight- .ers who were striving to save the adjacent cabins and motel. H. K. Beresford, owner of the resort, constructed the buildings about 10 years ago. This is said to be the third time the lodge has been destroyed 'by fire. Crowley Home Burns Also Later the same morning a cat- tle truck is reported to have be- come entangled in dangling power line wires west of the lodge, pull- ing over a pole which caused an- other short and started a fire in the sumer home of Mr. and Irs. Sam Crowley. 'Ray Ludwig and Robert Jameson of the Lassen Forest Service successfully battled the flames with a rotary snow- plow when it was found that their pumper was ,ut of water, the total damage being limited to an esti- mated $3009. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Rev. Don North, Pastor SUNDAY SEtVICES Sunday ,School 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship 7 : 30 p.m.vangelistic Service. MIdDWEEff SEdVICE Thursday Evening--7:30 p.m. CHESTER BAPTIST OHURCH Rev. Paul White, Minister SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday Sc,hool--9:45 a.m Morning Worship--ll:00 a.m. k oath Fellowship--6:30 Evening Worship--7:30 p.m. MIDWEEK MEETINGS Wednesday Service 7:30 p.m. lusiness meeting of the church is scheduled for Wednesday night. Women's Missionary Society--- 2nd and 4th Thursday each week CHESTER CHAPEL Rev. Vern A. Pate, Minister Sunday School--9:45 a.m. Morning Worship--ll a.m. Young People's Society--6:30 p.m. :vening Worship--7:30 p.m. Midweek Prayer Meeting--7:30 Wednesday evening. Missionary Prayer Meeting every third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Women's Missionary Society each 1st Thursday of month, 2 p.m. DANCING EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT f,o the )IUSIC OF THE BUYERS I :lYE SCHOOL TRUSTEES DUE i MEET PLANNED TO DISCUSS 'TD BE EI,,E,TED ON ACQL}IRING OF SCHOOL FRIDAY OF NEXT WEEK FOR USE OF COMMUNITY Voters, taxpayers, parents There will be a meeting of the rnd all others interested are Chester Public Utility District hereby reminded that there is on Thursday, January 27, at 8 an impcrtant school election on P.M., at the elementary school Friday, January 21, when a new in Chester, it is 'advised board of five trustees will be The general pulilc is urged to chosen 9o conduct the opera- attehd the ession as one of the tions of the new unified school topics for discussion will be the district, and will take office as acquiring of the present school of July 1. building, by the district, ?or use Anyone wishing to vote an as a public town meeting place. absentee ballot may do so by .contacting the office of County Superintendent of Schools Grant DICK GRAHAM - IRENE FOOTE B. Youngs on or before Satur- TO CONDUCT SKI CLUB day of this week and filing a THROUGHOUT CURRENT YEAR written request for a ballot. The Stover Mountain Ski Club Such request must state your I ,met for the first time this season place of residence, the precinct with Beryl Robinson presiding and in which you vote, and must be Mary Ellen Garrett acting as sec- signed in the same manner in retary-treasurer. which you are registered. I Di.ek Grahlman was elected as Polling places will be at the l president ' and Irene Foote as sec, Justice Court, Greenville; Can- I retary treasurer of the organiza- yon Dam, Lincoln, Taylorsville tion for the coming season. The and Crescent Mills Schools, and board o direct'ors now vonsists of the Chester Library. .Elmer Goudy, Dan Todd and past Ten candidates throughout the president Beryl Robinson. county have filed for the vol- Plans were discussed for ira- ]-2etter keep our eye peeled in unt'ary post of trustee, includ- proving the tow rope and also for this direction next week as there ing Cecil Mclntyre of Green- having club emblems available to wi!l be an announcement of inter- viHe and J. R. McDonald of members, est to all from the Green Pine care. Chester. Since voters are asked Much interest is being shown It is so deep a secreta that even l to choose five. from the ten on in the Junior Ski Meet, to be held (with all my nosi-ness) haven't the ballot, a brief biography of as ss*n as arrangements can be found out what it's all bout! each will be published next week completed. Prizes are to be awar ..... "k- for the information of voters, ded for different events. Any jan- Saw Dr. Grecnman out the other ior member wishing to participate day. He looks sorts like he'd been HERSCHEL NORTH MARRIED is advised to contact Chairman sick--sorts "peak-ed" as my moth- TO EMILY BUKOSKEY Dann Todd. Other members of the er used to ay. Glad to have him IN RITES AT RENO CHURCH committee are Page Lerwill, Bob around again. He has the most in- McDonaid and Bob Brand. fectious laugh I've ever heard. It ]mily Bukoskey and Herchel Watch for announcement of the starts down here, rolls up to there North were married in the ldeno date of the meet and the names of and begins to bubble, and when it i Methodist parsonage on December the judges wh) will officiate, gets up to his eyes they light up 18, according to adviees received  like neon tubes, and then out it here yesterday. The couple was comes--a 'big, hearty laugh. (You attended by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth MURPHYS HOME SATURDAY knw, if someone said my eyes DeWitt of Greenville, and returned FROM PLANE TRIP AND VISIT lit up like that I would - - - or! to malce their home here follow,lag meant, Doe:) - a brief honeymoon in Nevada. December the 22nd started a -r-- The bride has ,been a resident of .very exciting and pleasant chap- I have school buses on my mind, Greenville for the past two years, ter in the life of Mr. and Mrs. Sam so look out here [ go again! The Herschel is the son of Mr. and Murphy of Chester, when they high school bus is swell but, any- Mrs. C. C. North, and an employee chartered a plane of Harlod Rog- way, the blame thing neds more of Seizer Forest Products Inc. era' and had him fly them to Sac- heat . . . Tere--q said it and I'm The young couple will make their ramento to spend the holidays glad! Come to think of it, tots of home at Seizer Park. with their daughter, Mrs. A. F. places need more heat, so pardon Tyrrell and family, me while I g,a get some wood for PINOCHLE PARTY HELD AT Christmas was a day ,f reunion the fireplace. MYERS HOME SATURDAY as their other daughter, Mrs. C. ----- Various citizens in Chester are Entertaining a group of their B. Parker and family of Wahmt friends, l[r. and Mrs. Ralph Myers Creek, drove,to Sacramento to join perturbed, and justly so, over t,he fact that the elementary school were hosts on Saturday evening at the circle. The Murphys then re- bus will discontinue service upon a pinochle party at their home. turned with them to the bay area Among those attending were and spent a week with them to completion of the new school. We have had bus service for the pupils Messrs and Mesdames Henry Budd, see the New Year in, following who live some distance from the F, Jrrest Wiley, Frank Furtwan- which the Parkers returned her school for several years ,w, and gler, Emmet Harpole, Valter Ed- parents to their Chester home on it was fine -BUT, it is just as far wards, Bud Larsen; Mr. George Saturday of last week. from the b-ck of town to the new (Gimp) Standart, and Mrs. James Mr. and :Mrs. Parker drove 'back school as it is to the old school Colelasure. l.ome :Sunday as he had to leave by from Collins Pine housing'. -- The Prizes were awarded to Mr. and plane for the east to represent the distance has been measured and 1 2[rs. Larsen, Mrs. W. H. Edwards, cannery of which he is manager, know whereof i speak. :md Henry Budd. Refreshments at a Canners Convention being Wly do we have to make the were enjoyed by the group follow- :ng the evening's play. GREENVILLE THEATRE All Evening Shows at 8 P.M, Sat. & Sun. Matinees at 2 P.M. Friday and Saturday- January 14 and 15 THE MAN FROM TEXAS plus THE RETURN OF RIN TIN TIN IN GORGEOUS COIADR ALSO SUPERMAN SERIAL Sunday and, Monday Jean Arthur - Marlene Dietrlch nd John Lund in A FOREIGN AFFAIR CLOSED ON TUESDAY Wednesday and Thursday Betty Hutton - Macdonald Carey in DREAM GIRL Friday and Saturday Chas Starret - Smiley Burnett EL DORADO PASS plus Scott Brady. in IN THIS CORNER ALSO SUPERMAN SERIAL held there. This was the first long trip Mrs. Murphy had made by air, and she wishes to state here that as soon as she got her "utmmy" backdown where it belonged, the flight was lovely. She says she had perfect faith in her pilot, and now wishes the trip had been longer. Mr. Murphy is one up ,an his wife. as his son-in-law and friend took him on a nice long trip to view the bay district by air. while they were visiting at the Walnut Creek home. Sam says he feels like an old timer at this flying game now. LOCATELL REVIVES MOVE TO SECURE B. OF A. BRANCH IN COMMUNITY OF CHESTER The Chester Lions Club held tetr regular luncheon eetinff at the Bear Clu Wednesday noon, .with Mr. George Loeatell of the Red & White Store as the gUest speaker for the occasion. Mr. Loc- atell spke chiefly of the need of a bank in this community, and the likelihood of obtaining one. The Lions Club now has a pro- gram underway for the obtaining of a branch bank in Chester, and a committee was appointed to contact the necessary officials of the Bank ,of America in order to ascertain what headway may be made along this line. D A Single C-- , ".SMonths, $1.50- Per Year, $2.50 cO,W*" .... KATHERINE _ER ENTERS DeL.UXE NEW THEATRE TO BE PLEA OF "NOT GUILTY"; OPENED TO COMMUNITY USE TRIAL SET FOR MARCH 2nd ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 28th Represented by Attorneys Stan- ley C. Young and Bertram Janes, Mrs. Katherine Waltzer, wh,o has been held in the county jail on an open nlurder charge, y?st *exc,ay" filed pleas of 'not guilty" and "no guilty by reason of insanity" at her arraignment in the ,Superior Court of Judge J. O. Moncur. Mrs. Walker was arrested on December 3 following the fatal sh,ooting of Mrs. Elenore Baxter o Greenville and has been held at the county jail on an open charge. At arraignment proceedings con- ducted Monday, January 3, the court appointed Attorneys Young and Janes to represent the defend- ant, who admitted to killing Mrs. Baxter v:ith a bullet directed at her h,usband, John Walker. Walker has been held by the county as a material witness in the ease, Trial is set for March 2nd. NOTICED IN PASSING BY GOLDE J. IRWIN children walk now when they have just as far to go as before? There will be a petition circu- lated one of these days now. and people will be asked to "sign. This is a free country, and all have a right to their own opinion -- but rbefore yofi go t,oo far, tink of the little kiddies who have to walk the roads in the cold and through the snow and ice! I'll try and behave myself now I've got that off my mind! Mr. and Mrs. Grover Cory came to see us the other evening, and did you ever hear anyone who upuld tell a story as w-ell as ,he can? I just like to sit and listen. even when I know the whole thing is just a yarn . . . it still is in- teresting and funny! (Wish 1 could do that!l Be seein ya: FIRST NEW YEAR'S MEETING WELL ATTENDED BY O. E. S. Last Friday night Sincerity Chapter O. E. S. held their first meeting" of the year, with Worthy Matron Marguerite Luzzadder and Worthy Patron Clinton Meade in the chairs. After a short business session refreshments consisting of ravioR and Italian spaghetti were served downstairs in the banquet room fat appropriately decorated tables. Chester's new theatre will open January 28, and promises to be a real and pleasant surprise to the community. The new stucco building is large enough to easily seat 290 people end includes a balcony. All seats are of the latest kind, with cush- ioned seats and backrests and the ne- "pop-up" seats. The interior is Linted a restful green and the eel!lug white with beams of ma- ho;$any providing relief and add- ira:" a distinctive appearance. The place wilt have indirect liyhting, air conditioning and rad- iant heat, as well as hot-air heat- ing, to insure the comfort of pat- re:'s both summer and winter. he fireproof projeeti)n room is ,uuipped with two of the most modern machines available, while the screen is 15x18 and mounted on a stage large enough for the holding of amateur shows and skits, and it is Mr. Blair's hope that the community will make fre- quent use (>f these facilities. The entrance to the auditorium is tinted in dusty r,Jse and provides ample space for rest rooms, water fountain and a popcorn machine. There will also be ample comfort- able seating facilities in the lobby, which is so arranged that the in- corner's eyes become adjusted to the dark and the outgoer's eyes become adjusted to the light. The exterior features a marquee with the name ,af the theatre in decora- tive letters, boxes for the posting o_ show posters, and inviting en- trance doors. The opening presentation will be "Skudda Hop, Skudda Haa," starring June Hayer. The picture deals with one of the down-to- earth ideas which is welcame to a/l, and is one of the rare ccas- ions when a span of mules takes the main part (tJzere have been plenty of dog and horSe shos L- but now comes the time for the lowly mule to come into his own!) "This is the real McCoy," stated Ed Blair in an interview yester- day. "We're going to ,open on Fri- day, January 28th. Be here!" ,q ADVERTISING COMMITTEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLD MEETING ON MONDAY Preparation is underway for the issuance of an illustrated folder depicting some of the beauties and enumerating many of the advan- tages of Plumas County, as a re- sult ,M the activities of the adver- tising committee appointed last summer, it was revealed this week by Cost Practices Chairman Quen- tin Philpott of Greenville. Other members of the committee are Messrs Ralph Boss, Greenville; Harry J. Love and Waller Reed, Chester; Stan Bailey and "Trig" Young, Portola: Wade Rowse and Link Peckinpah, Quincy. A joint meeting of the group was held last Monday evening at the county seat. when steps were taken toward the establishing ,af a Constitution and by-laws for the newly organized County Chamber of Commerce, which is understood to ,be the responsibility of appoin- tees Boss, Reed. Peckinpah and Ferreira. it is understood that H. O. Wil- liams of Ovoville, appointed last week as County Fair Manager, is to serve jointly as secretary of the newly formed C. of C. Williams was appointed Monday of the previous week when the Fair Board met for the purpose of reorganizing with the result that Fred Guidici was named as vice president and Arthur Peters of Taylorsvi:le as treasurer. Other L,ard members are H. E. Rogers, Chester: Arlen Taresh, Taylors- ville: C. L. Peckinpah, Quincy; George Langhorst. Sloat; C. Roy Carmichael, Portola, and Jake Mc- Crillis, Belden: Williams, who was a high SChOOl superintendent for 14 years prior accepting a post with the County of Butte two years ago, plans to make his l2ome in Quincy when suitable housing is available. to ,over40 members and visitors. Mrs. Marian Thomson was chair- man of refreshments. hT WAR00LOW'S P00CE IH GREENVILLE FINE LIQUORS-GOOD FOOD- AND ALWAYS. A SOCIABLE ATMOSPHERE