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/ • +, • i + THE CHESTER PROGRESSIVE The Town with Its Future Before It--Located on the North Fork of the Feather River--In Beautiful Northern Plumes County lme One--Number 34 Chester, Plumas County, California, Thursday, February 6, 1947 Three Months Sj!_Per year $3;_.Pey Copy 10. /l &apos; i "?CgY LIBRARy , Suggestion made in these that the name of Green- changed to something met with quite favor- • . . Some like the or "Saint Nicholas" others favor Plumas City• several think a change and even incorporation a progressive step that the way for the inevit- of this area as a va- tourist rendezvous. Dam is undergoing Pains, as is Chester, and has many years before "mill town" as well as a Paradise, while C.D. in both directions. Plumas County has all before it, and we here will be wise to plan in the near future . . . that step the expansion business and service fa- th are some interesting ruing post-war figures importance: One- American families to- no savings; one-third are of $500 or less since L Year of rising prices. illion on the employed there are about two Ted--three rail- considered a pre-war 1946 production hit the of 205 billion dollars. national income wa, ,illion . • . Former vice- enry Wallace recently bottom in-i • . i mass security in order I buying power. The,I i " i s logical to anyone s that the nationai in-i 90 per cent main- Mr. and Mrs. Average r shly incumbent G.O.P.'sl reminded of their pre- llede to slash income hi.s il the fare o, budget analysis pre- resident Truman looms increasingly difficult st as difficult as that Ig NAM demands for without sacrific- of labor in 1948 •- -However, it seems with the help of the in Congress (who now I much to tose) that InCome taxes will bone- the small income group hours will be spent in tqit other forms of in- meet budget require- "keep face." too much militarism in is not increased by appointment of Gen. arshall as Secretary of who know him. aver, is a states- to become a *t a general who was xto a statesman. It is tat he will be a eandi- Presidency• He is 66 and won't likely want national administrator through cleaning his and attending to He is the first to ever becoTne See- the second Chief th the distinction of tg attended West the fact that appointee, he with tb cooperation Congress. and burning of a So. ner Tuesday serves the high cost . . . In the )or was plentiful and we refrained from e general economic nng railroad "because of the nse.,, Had we done so,  SUch as the one this n: ave been eliminated. Saved our national SUch constructive but projects and eased situation instead by close to 300 bilion . • . Some day the Will be cheap again do with it? Scout movement in Quincy are kept efforts, primar- %, • LIONS CLUB PITITIONING FOR NEW HOSPITAL TO BE BUILT IN CHESTER The Lions Club of Chester is asking for the cooperation of all citizens of this area in the circu- lating of a petition for a new hospital here. All the taxable property to in- clude Chester and Seneca and the P.G.&E should be represented, it is maintained. American Legion members say this project will be an "important anti valuable asset to the commu- nity, as present dependence on Westwood and Greenville facili- ties are a great inconvenience to our already:busy doctor. In this way, they advise, a district can be formed by the voters them- selves, for the establishment of this much needed building• -O MUSICIANS' UNION MEMBERS HOLD ANNUAL MEET SUNDAY The Musicians Local Union held their annual banquet at the Bear Club here Sunday afternoon. Of- ficers were nominated for the forthcoming year, and following the meeting a lovely steak dinner and a musical-jam session were much enjoyed by all those present. MINERS TO RESUME ASSESSMENT WORK ON UNPATENTED MINE CLAIMS As President Truman has pro- claimed the "cessation of hostili- ties," it will be necessary to re- sume annual assessment work on unpatented mining claims for the year beginning July 1, 1947, ac- cording to word received by Rep. Clair Engle from the Bureau of Land Management. "In our opinion, if a notice of the desire to hold a mining claim is filed on or prior to noon July 1, 1947, the assessment work need not be done for the assessment year ending at that time. Annual assessment work will, however, be necessary for the year ending on July 1, 1948," the Bureau of Land Management advised. GREENVILLE THEATRE Saturday, SUnday Matinee, 2 p.m. EVENING SHOWS, 8 P.M. NO SHOWS ON TUESDAYS r Friday and Saturday February 7th and 8th ROY ROGERS AND "TRIGGER" in Roll On Texas Moon also G. I. WAR BRIDES r Sunday and Monday February 9th and 10th TORRID LOVE LAVISH LIVING GEORGE BERNARD SHAW'S CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA --IN TECHNICOLOR with VIVIEN LEIGH CLAUDE RAINS r Wednesday and Thursday HE'S TOUGH - HE'S FEARED! PAUL MUNI in ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER with ANNE BAXTER CLAUD RAINS .us.asss..ssaassaan..*aas|sa.saaassaassasssasasasass" ily, of Jim Ellis, Charles Roberts, and Mrs. Don Comstockand a few loyal supporters and commit- teemen "and women. Word is to the effect that a headquarters office is maintained in Chico  a, "council" office we believe they call itfrom which a represnta- tlve occasionally ventures on his snowshoes into the wilds of this northern extremity. The boy and girl scout movement is.a wonder- ful thing and deserves much + more and better support than it gets anywherenot as much in dollars as in time and effort.* NEW CHESTER FIRE TRUCK INCLUDES FOG NOZZLES; MORE FIREMEN NEEDED The Chester fire department is justly proud of its newly acquired fire truck, which arrived here this week. The vehicle is mounted on a Dodge chassis and has a Hale water pump mounted on a 6-cyl- inder Chrysler motor. It is also equipped with dual batteries, two fire extinguishers, a 400-gallon water tank, and fog nozzles. It has a pump capacity of 500 gala- per minute and the unit carries 1500 feet of fire hose. • In view of several recent fires in the community, the Chester firemen are more than glad to get this new equipment and plan to use it in conjunction with the o] smaller truck. The small truck is to be stationed at the immediate scene of the fire, they say, and will go into action while hose is being strung from the new unit. MSre volunteer firemen will be in demand also for the operatiofi of the dual equipment. The fire chief and the few men that know how to operate these engines are insufficient to proper- ly man the equipment and further provision must be made to allow for the growth of the area as well as for turn-over in personnel. Temporarily the new truck will be housed in the new garage across the river, but it is the aim of the fire department to proide social and other activities from which funds may be raised roy the building of a new firehouse which-will also provide sleeping quarters for a few of the single firemen and thus add further to the protection of the community, An appeal is made to Chester citizens to turn out for the fire drill at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon: --weather permitting--and get a few pointers on the operation of the fire department equipment. Any town numbers its fire de- partment among its chief assets, and it takes more than good equipment to make a good depart- ment--it takes good men, tool -O DRIPPOLD LAD RECOVERIN FROM POLIO ATTACK "+ The eight-year-old son of + Mr. and Mrs. Drlppoid of Greenville, who was rushed to the Children's Hospital in San Francisco several weeks ago when he was believed to he afflicted with infantile paralysis, is now well along the road to recovering, it was learned here today• Prompt action in transfer- ring the boy, as well as E. J. Humphrey, to the hospital in the bay area, was large- ly responsible for their much improved condition, accord- ing to Ruel Bar, chairman of the March of Dimes fund campaign for this county. It is understood that expenses of both these cases will be taken care of by the local fund provided by coatribu- tions made to battle polio. ˘ NEW GUN CLUB FORMED FOR INDIAN VALLEY BY TAYLORSVILLE GROUP Making its beginning with 22 charter members, the Taylorsville Gun Club was formed on Thurs- day evening of last week, when Melvin Young was chosen as sec- retary-treasurer, and Carl Paul- sen, "Rip" Stead and Aldo Sor- sell were named as an executive committee. Trap shooting will be instituted by the sportsmen within the next 30 days, Paulsen declared, and for the benefit of anyone wishing to enroll at once, the charter will be held open until February 15. The meeting was held at the home of Aldo Sorsoli of Taylors- ville, and was followed by re: freshments for the group. Membership is open to anyone in Indian Valley, Paulsen said. __.-.-------o The Town Hall Theatre of Quincy is proud to announce it will have the first showing of "The Jolson Story" in Northern California. This theatre was chosen for a test run on this qreat picture because of its new projection machines and its perfect sound equipment. "The Jolson Story" will be shown Sunday, February 9, with a continuous show be- qinninq at 2 p.m., and on the evenings of Monday, Tues- day and Wednesday, Febru- ary 10, 11 and 12. (adv) HARRY DOBLE POST No. 664 TO STAGE BIRTHDAY BALL TO CHET McBRIDE MUSIC "rickets are now available for the big Birthday Dance to be staged at the Chester Theatre on February 22nd, by Harry Doble Post No. 664, Chester American Legion. Music wilL-be furnished by Chet McBride and his band of Susanville, and a gala time is promised all comers. Vets Urqed to File For Term. Leave Pay The large'number of veterans who have not as yet filed appli- cation for terminal leave pay were urged today to do so immediately. C. J. Gallup, county service offi- cer, stressed that application should be made well ahead of the September first deadline in order to avoid any confusion or delay from a last-minute rush. + Fewer than 50 per cent of vets eligible to file applications have applied, Gallup stated. Approxi- mately one-third of the forms filed have been returned to the applicants bcause of errors, mak- ing a new claim necessary. After four months, during which veterans able to file for the unused leave pay, all branches of the service are alarmed at the de- lay caused in the settlement of paymnts, Gallup dclared. At the end of 1946, of a total of 12,500,000 eligible to make application to the army, approxi- mately 5,000,000 have filed their claims. Of 3,500,000 who could make application to the nav€, only 1,620,000 have applied. Veterans who have not filed claims may secure application forms and assistance in filling i them out at the County Veterans' Service Office, located at Room 6, County Courthouse, Quincy. ˘ FORMER FOREST EMPLOYEE CONFESSES TO ARSON AT FEATHER RIVER CAMP Confessing the starting of a fire which destroyed a section of the Plttmas Natiqtaal Forpst mess hall at Feather lver C-amp, four miles north of Quincy, January 18th, Jerome L. Fuller was taken into custody on Saturday and turned over to the Plumas Coun- ty Sheriff's office by Forest In- vestigator R, A. James. Fuller, a former Forest Service lookout man and cook, was first suspected when an anonymous phone call to C. L. Peckinpah, local Forest official, at 1:30 on Monday morning, January 20, pointed to Fuller as the man with the "torch." James, who heads Plumas For- eat Blister Rust Control, was as- signed to the case and learned Fuller had been seen in the vi- cinity of Feather River camp on the day before the fire. ˘ GARDEN CLUB TO MEET WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, at TAYLORSVILLE HALL The Indian Valley Garden Club will hold its next regu- meeting at the Grange Hall in Taylorsville on Wednesday February 19, advises Donna Dolphin, secretary. Hostesses for the afternoon will be Rose Beaumont, Ag- nes Dolphin and Timey Cooke, she advises. € NEWLY BUILT STATION TO MAKE OFFICIAL PUBLIC BOW EARLY SATURDAY MORNING Greenville's latest addition and contribution to motor travel is to stage its official opening Satur- day morning, when the big new "Associated" sign will be unveiled (figuratively speaking) at the newly constructed super service i station on highway 89. The new business will be oper- ated by the Taresh Brothers, who say they will be prepared to give the traveling public, and the auto- ists of Greenville, the best in complete super service, and will feature Associated Oil products. PLUMAS SWINGSTER AGAIN OPEN FOR ENGAGEMENTS The Plumas Swingsters, who were featured at the dance staged at Yellow Creek Inn last Satur- day night, are open for dance and entertainment engagements, it was learned this wek. This popular group of musi- cians includes an electric guitar, electric mandolin, drums, piano, saxophone and violin. MARION NARBAITZ WED "MARCH OF DIMES" DRIVE TO MILLON MALVITCH [BRINGS RECORD RESULTS IN CHURCH CEREMONY I IN GREENVILLE THIS YEAR I In a ceremony held at the I A total of $728.91, approxi- Catholic Church in Chester on] mutely $300 more than col. Saturday afternoon, February 1, iected last year, has been Miss Marion Narbaitz became the received to date by the In- bride of Mr. Millon F. Malvitch. dian Valley 20-30 Club, the The young couple was attended sponsors of the 1948 cam- by Charles Stoll and Marjorie paign, advises Jim Ellis, of Wilson and departed for their that organization, today. honeymoon immediately following Receipts from Taylorsville the nuptials. They will travel up amounted to $88.15, Crescent through Oregon and Washington Mills $66.21, Greenville mis- and plan a visit to Canada if the ceIlaneous coilection were weather is favorable. $306.88, receipts from the Father Oberanger officiated at dance last Saturday came to the rites, which were attended by $108.60, and collections at the immediate families, the theatre, $159.07, he said. O This is the largest sum PLUMAS COUNTY CHAPTER collected in the valley for this OF WESTERN MINING GROUP purpose in recent years, says Chairman Stun Tonkin of the TO MEET ON FEBRUARY 18 March of Dimes Committee The first meeting for 1947, for Indian Valley 20-30 Club of the Plumas County Chap- No. 275. Any late contribu. ter, Western Mining Council, tions to be turned in may be is scheduled to take place on handed to him, or to Jim Ellis Tuesday, February 18, ad- in Greenville, Tonkin said. vises Secretary Joe Goodwin O this week. ROTARY NEWS For this occasion, the din- ner and business session will be held at the Feather River A joint meeting of the Indian Hot Springs, where an ex- Valley 20-30 Club No. 275, and cellent family style dinner the Greenville Rotary Club, was has been promised by Chris held last evening at the Pioneer Zunino, operator of the place. Cafe of the Greenville Inn, when The last meeting was held more than fifty members and in Greenville in November. guests of the two groups partook of dinner, followed by short talks and a moving picture. BILL YOUNG CHOSEN AS NEW FIRE CHIEF FOR President Jim Bunker presided TAYLORSVILLE DEPARTMENT in behalf of Rotary, while Austin Election of officers for the (Peewee) Neer swung the gavel Taylorsville fire department was in behalf of the younger oganiza- held on Tuesday, January 28, tion. Constable "Mutt" Gray when Bill Young, recently back was introduced as the guest of from overseas service with the Cy Hall, and Stan Tonkin, who army, was nam,ed as chief to re- served as chairman of the commit- place "Rip" Stead. tee sponsoring the recent March Dimes drive, made a very favor- Others elected were Martha able report on that subject. Meginness, secretary (which post Group singing, led by Maestro she has been filling on a pro-tern Philpot and accompanied by Ele- basis) ; J. G. Young. reelected as nore Baxter, was indulged in, and assistant chief; and C. E. Young. a moving picture dealing with the M. B. Hen'ing, Lee G. Johnson. formation of the United Nations re,elected as the executive corn- organization, entitled "Now the mittee of the group. Peace," was much enjoyed. Pro- Bob Sobrero, Melvin Young and iection was operated by Bill Bax- Carl Paulsen are captains of th and tequipment was furnished departm/n. :and .Krmit Fisher Was reelected treasurer, by Harvey Lafayette. Much appreciation of the ex. ..................... , .............. ,, ...... , ........................ cellent turkey dinner provided by Chef Ray Y'ultz was exPressed. TOWN HALL + PUBLIC CEREMONY MARKS THEATRE IN GREENVILLE SATURDAY Mr. and Mrs. Pie Vial of Phone 10-W Quincy Greenville are happy to announce betrothal of taeir daughter, Evening Shows at 7-and 9 p.m Odilla, to Dante ussatoi of Matinee Sturdays and Sundays Susanville. The wedding is to be held at the Greenville Catholic Church 'R Friday and Saturday at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, February 7th and 8th February 8th, when Rev. Father DENNIS O'KEEFE Myles will officiate at the double- HELEN WALKER ring ceremony. The public is invited to attend. in <i CARD OF THANKS Her Messrs. Steffey and Gross of the Adventurous Niqht Sportsmen's Club wish to thank the business people and the yen- also oral public for the beautiful RICHARD DIX flowers and the generous response in on the occasion of their recent TOMBSTONE ++and opening. O Serial Saturday Only - News CHURCH LADIES PLAN" FOR FUNDS TO RE-ROOF --*-- COMMUNITY PARSONAGE r Sun. - Men. - Tues. - Wed. The Woman's Society of Chris- t/an Service of the Community Four Biq Days Methodist Church held theil: social :- session of the month yesterday, The Music - The Magic February 5, at the home of their The Times of !president, Mrs Ira Benson. America's Greatest Entertainer The meeting was opened with LARRY PARKS 'roup singing in which Mrs. Bruce EVELYN KEYES Bidwell supplied the piano aceom- WILLIAM DEMAREST  paniment. Following the singing in Mrs. Thomas " Miller explained the significance of February 2 as THE JOLSON STORY Candlemass. Candles were on this --IN TECHNICOLOR-- day blessed for light to be used Also Cartoon and News in worship service for the year, --r-- and were dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus, she said. Thursday, Friday, Saturday A committee was appointed to DON PORTER make arrangements for construe- LOIS COLLIER tion of a new roof on the church in parsonage, and announcement WILD BEAUTY was made that the "monogram" quilt has been completed and is also to be auctioned DESI ARNAZ & ORCHESTRA Refreshments were served to ETHEL SMITH the 16 members attending, trays THE KING SISTERS being attractively decorated for in the occasion in a Valentine motif with hearts supplied by Jewell CUBAN PETE Standart. The next meeting will be held Serial Saturday Only - News on February 19 at the home of ........................................................................ Mrs Lyal L. Wells. h MASQUERADE BALL TOWN HALL FEBRUARY 15 Modern Dance Tunes by HIISlC M/tggllS SPONSORED BY IWA-CIO LOCAL No. 372