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FEB .  l(J Pour--Number 35 PUBLISHED AT CHESTER, PLUMAS COUNTY, CALIF, , SATD'Y, FEBRUARY 11, 1950 Single copies 10c---6 months $1.50--1 year $2.50 COMPANY INS REASONS FOR INSTALLATIONS letter, which is was received just in time for in- this week's paper: UTILITIES CO. CALIFOR,I,A California February 7, 1950 Chester Progressive: Sir: been brought to our at- that there are substantial the vicinity of Chester llne service will PrOVided for any more cus- in our Chester exchange. rnor is entirely without The rue facts of the are as follws: dial equipment from manufacturing comps- long periods of engi- manufacture are re- Kellogg Switchboard Co. of Chicago was the fact that we were interested in obtaining for Chester. their c(operation, we to obtain a dial unit manufactured for some in the U.S., which cancelled by another In order to assist us in the service in Chester as possible, a represent- a company n,otified us variability of this dial bought it immediately, would be no delay the new service in this equipment we in which we went to door in Chester in ascertain the desires of subscribers. That that the equip- had 'ordered would not to provide the neces- in Chester. We there- ordered addition- for Chester. Due to engineering and manu- interval above referred of course, was for the original in- It therefore became for us t,3 give lower Service to some subscrib- iUeh time as the addi- would arrive. Word from the manu- that equipment will be Chicago the latter As soon as the arrives it will be in- in the space al- for it, and as possible thereafter, who still desire service will be ac- Allowing for the time and in- we believe that the Service will be avail- y May 1, 1950. additional equipment Shall immediately ad- fact so that all present customers are ad- availability of the truly, D A. PE.RIGO 4 CLUB MEETS TO BY-LAWS board of th Club met at th Sheltren Wednes- and draft a new and by-laws for the the changes in this growing of the club, Was necessary. were served fol- business meeting to embers Lottie Cory, Jessie Speegle, Ju- Velma Freemyers, and Irene Sheltren. [ |IeILLOWSHIP MEETS l!' Church Men's FeN met Friday night. had sent in a request California Baptist for a displaced person brought to Chester made tip the main for the meeting. BUSINESS MEN GET AROUND Beryl Robinson, manager of the Builders Supply plant, and Willy Reed of Collins-Pine, were busi- ness visitors in Quincy and Green- ville during this week. Following a cursory inspection of the Indian Valley metropolis they were ,over- heard saying: "Well, let's 'shove off' for Chester." i SIXTEEN PERSONS WANTED FROM PLUMAS COUNTY TO HELP TALLY CENSUS, Sixteen applicants from Plu- mBS County are wanted to serve as enumerators of the 1950 census, it was announced yes- terday by A. P. Robillard, dis- trict superintendent of the Cen- sus Bureau. Workers are wanted from Quincy, Greenville, Chester and Portola, Robillard said, and ap- plications may be had by writ- ing to the Bureau of Census, 1716 Chestnut St., Redding. COMMUNITY CLUJ. ,' re STAGE ST. VALENTINE'S PARTY NEXT TUESDAY EVENING The Young Women's Commu- nity Club met last Tuesday eve- ning at the home of Rosemary Milton, with 16 present, including: Harriett Barnet, Betty Sanders Jerry Bacher, Joyce Edgmond, Lily McRorie, Olive Garrick, Della Fickhardt, Phyllis Nye, Betty Owens, Sencie Knoll, Mary aker, Nancy Stampfli, Frances Tatv, Alice Camp, and the hostess. C. H. (Red) Logan of the Cres- cent Cleaning ,Co. was a caller at the meeting and plans were dis- cussed for converting one of his trucks into an emergency ambu- lance. Ways and means of acquir- ing the needed equipment were false discussed, and it was the gen- eral opinion that such an emer- gency vehicle would be a valuable addition to the community. It was announced that a Valen- tine :Party will be given by the club as a c,ommunity affair Tues- day, February ]4. The session was followed by the playing of bingo and serving of refreshments. A prize was award- ed to Della Fickardt. Next meet- ing will be February 21st. GREYHOUND MAY START NEW BUS SERVICE FROM PORTOLA SAYS WILLIAMS On March the seventh, 1950, a hearing will be held before the Interstate Commerce Commission in Reno regarding a franchise for the Greyh, ound Bus Lines to rUn between Portola and Hallilujah Junction, thus completing a route of transcontinental busses. There will be two busses a day. Mr. Lortz, district traffic mana- ger of the company,-assured Mr. Williams and the Plumas County Chamber of Commerce that the company would use their busses on this route. Others beside the ,.riginal two will be added later if the traffic justifies it. This route was chosen because of its' year-round weather high- way, and because of the scenic beauty of the Feather ,River coun- try. 4 JUBILEI00 SINGERS HEARD AT HIGH . ON MONDAY AFTERNOON The music room of the Green- ville High .School was packed to capacity Tuesday afternoon when the Mississippi Jubilee Singers staged a concert tr school stu- dents and their parents. The program included Negro spirituals, camp meeting shouts, comedy numbers and featured solo renditions which reflected the humor, the deep religious flavor, the drama, pathos and the musical talent of the Negro race, and was preceded by an informative talk which explained the nature of the Negro folk music. SEVENTH GRADERS MAKING POTTERY, CERAMIC WARE Miss Betty Polentz, 7th grade teacher here, recently brought an electric potter's wheel to the 1,o- ral school to teach her students the rudiments of hand throwing and forming of pottery. Arrangements have been made with the Westwood High School to fire the student's ceramic ef- forts, and Miss Polentz expressed the opini*on that her 7th graders were becoming quite proficient in handling the wheel, in spite of the necessarily short time devoted to its use. The classes are making pots, plates, and decorative pieces. ACTING ROAD COMMISSIONER IS GUEST ON WEDNESDAY AT LIONS CLUB MEETING Acting County /Road Commis- sioner Francis O',Rourke was a guest at the meeting of the Ches- ter Lions Club luncheon Wednes- day noon, when he was introduced to those present by Supervisor C. E. Blackman. The meeting was conducted by Vice-president Gordon Purdy in the absence )f President Waller H. Reed, and a program of moving pictures followed the regular bus- iness session. Mr. O'Rourke maintains his of- fices in Quincy, where he was ap- pointed to fill the important post of county road chief following the resignation of ,E. G. McLain. He expressed his approval of the man- ner in which the streets had been cleared off by the .State Highway crew, explaining that due to the heavy snowfall, county equipment had not be available for the work. q WARM UP IN ALASKA (?) Word has been received by AI Irwin from his nephew Oscar (Ray) Irwin, at Mountain View Alaska, indicating that the weath- er there is little if any worse than it has been in Chester. Ray, who is stationed there with the U. S. Army, says that it has been about 25 degrees bel, Jw zero, and that they have had about ten inches of snow. I-le and his family are in love with the country and hope to remain there, he says. d SHE WORE YELLOW RIBBON TO BE SEEN AT QUINCY FEBRUARY 12th - 13th - 14th "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," featuring John Wayne, J)anne Dru, Jhn Agar, Ben Johnson, Victor McLaglen and ,Harry Carey Jr., will be shown on Sunday, Mon- day and Tuesday next at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. The picture, which is a grand- scale western, deals with th rout of a band of Cheyenne Indians by an undermanned U. S. cavalary post far out in the wilds, i Also on assignment to force the l war party north, the captain of the detachment is required to es- cort two ladies to the stagecoach station. Finding the place sacked, and with only a few hours to! serve before his retirement takes effect, the captain refuses to re-: turn with his troops and instead leads the rout of the redskins. A well-pltted love theme car-] ries the story to a pleasing :l:. dramatic conclusion. THE WEATHER A gradual inclination ward "fairer and warmer" was this week predicted by our staff of I prognosttcatora as temperatures / beg= to melt, turned to his i records showed: Feb. 3 .................................. 2 26 4 .................................. 27 32 5 .................................. 30 44 6 .................................. 31 38 7 .................................. 26 40 8 .................................. 14 38 9 .................................. 10 SnowfalI last storm ............ 8.50 in. Snowfall this season ........... .104 in. Precipitation Feb. 4 .......... 3.21 in. Precip. last storm .............. 6.42 in. Preip. this season ............ 24.41 in. Precip last season ............. 18.09 in. Aver, precip, to Jan. 31....20.60 in. Aver. precip, to Feb. 28....28.70 in. NEW OFFICERS NOMINATED FOR LOCAL SPORTSMEN, TO BE HEADED BY WM. DAVIS The regular meeting of Chester- Almanor Sportsmen's Club was somewhat enlivened Monday eve- ning by reports and discussions of the recent effort to change the existing, fishing season opening and closing dates ,on the lakes in this area. Bill Davis of Rig Springs told of the concerted action taken to secure a reconsideration of the matter by the Fish and Game Commission, which included the sending of letters and telegrams and personal contacts made with the board in Los .Angeles. A report was al3 made on the matter by President George Shel- iren who, accompanied by Mrs. Sheltren, made a rush trip down to attend the meeting there. As a result, he said, it was agreed that for a period of 10 years, the opening date will be the nearest Saturday to May 1 each year (this year being April 29th), while the Closing date will be October 31. He also recommended that the organization cooperate more close ly with other conservation groups in this part of the state, and plan to have representation at the of- ficial Fish and Game meetings held each year. A committee was appointed to make plans and preparations for an anniversary celebration to be held ome time in April. Those named were Grover Cory, Gordon Purdy, A1 Irwin. Irene Sheltren. Nominations for officers for the coming year were as follows: President, Bill Davis; .Vice-presi- dent, George Dacatell; Secretary- treasurer. Jim Sanders; Warden, Guy Batchelder; Directors, Paul White and George Sheltren. Dr. Sherman, a director last year who ha' left the area, was replaced by appointment of Irvin Adams. Election of officers will be held t the March 6 meeting, when all members are urged to attend the session, which will be held in the Justice Court building. LES DAVIS TO BE PRESENT AT GREENVILLE MEETING OF PLUMAS COUNTY LEAGUE A meeting of the PlumBs Co. Conservation League has been called for one o'cPock Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, at the Green- ville Inn, it was announced this week by President Farnsworth. Assemblyman Lester T. Davis who is also a member of the legislative interim committee on fish 'and game, is scheduled to be present at the session, and the general public is invited to attend, Farnsworth said BLAINS VISIT GREENVILLE Mr. and Mrs L. E. Blair were Greenville business visitors Tues- day, and he took the opportunity to inspect the watery oandition of the new Plumas Theatre there and to provide Manager Goldenson with a well-considered solution of his problem. "Water," he says, "must find its way up before it can come down, and therein  lies the basic secret of its control in all forms and under all conditi,ns" . . Goldenson, he added, is acting upon his advice. "FINNEY" DEAL KILLED IN CAVE-IN ON SATURDAY AT "16-TO-ON1" GOLD MINE Final rites were conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 15, for Clarence (Ft: a eit : ('Buster) De=l f QreenviIle and resided in Indian Valley for many years. He is survived by his widow. Lucille. four small Chil- dren; hos mother. Mrs. P. S. Mor- ris of CamptonviHe; 3 sisters and 5 brothers. Fellow minern worked from Saturday morning until evening in order to remove Mr. Deal's body n from the mine in which he had bee timbering when a was struck cwn by a rock me,suring 20 x 8 x 4 feet in size. interment was had in the Alleghany cemetery at Ne- vada City. FOUR CONCERTS AVAILABLE DURING FEBRUARY-MARCH ADVISES ASSOCIATION SEC'Y Mrs. Dorothy Oliver, secretary of the Community Concert Assn. in Chester, has announced the fol- lowing dates for concerts during February and March, in the neigh- boring towns: February 14, Sacramento- Kathleen Ferrier, contralto Feb. 24, Redding--Spivakov- sky, violinist. Mar. 10, Reno- Mona Paul- lie, soprano. Mar. 15, Red BluffSoprano. All concerts begin at 8:15. The Red Bluff secretary has ad- vised that there will be plenty of room and urges that all wh at- tend from here can likely be as- sured of a seat. Local ticket hold- ers are, of course, provided avail- able seats first. FIRE IN RICKEL HOME MONDAY RESULT OF SNOW Snow was the cause of a fire here Monday morning in the home of Mrs. Marie Rickel. Drifts on the BARITONE MAC MORGAN FEATURED BY CONCERT ASSOC. HERE THURSDAY EVE Members of the Almanor Con- cert Association and their guests were entertained Thursday night at the Chester Auditorium by Baritone lViac M,organ, as a part of the Association's 1950 series of concerts. Mr Morgan sang such favorites as "The Drinking Song" from I ,, i Hamlet, and Black s the Color of My True Love's Hair," and was called back several times for en- cores by the enthusiastic audience. Texas-born, Florida bred, edu- cated at Rochester's famous East- man School of music, Mr. Morgan made a national reputation for himself during two seasons as star of the weekly Cities Service High- ways in Melody program, broad- cast from coast to coast over NBC. Mac Morgan grew up in Jack- sonville, where he was the typical American boy, except that he hap- pened Vo like music almost as much as baseball. He played trom- bone in the school band and sang in the church choir and glee club. roof of the Rickel house brke stove pipe leading from an oil heater, causing the roof to catch fire. The blaze was discovered by Mrs. Rickel at about 8:30 in the morning, and she turned in the alarm immediately at the A. B. Irwin home. Firemen lost no time in arriving ,n the scene, and ex- tinguished the flames in time to prevent major damage to the building. Damage amounting to about $300 resulted from the fire and water. THE STATE HELPS OUT On Tuesday the state depart- ment brought a fleet of equipment into Chester and cleared the street of snow. Up to that time th.ere had been a pile of about 6 feet of snow in the middle f the street, with the result that cars could hardly I get by on either side. However, under direction of the state highway department, a fleet including two plows, a sno-go, and six dump trucks, plus needed men cleared the streets, hauling the snow onto vacant lots to melt. "Good work, and thanks," is the word ,of many citizens! INDIAN, VALLEY GRANGE TO STAGE NOVEL CONTESTS AT FORTHCOMING MEETING A literary presentation given by Chester Tscani and Pearl trong, followed by a game in which all members participated, highlight- ed the Tuesday-meeting of the Indian Valley Grange. Prizes went to Mrs. Edna Carroll and a visitor from Virgilia, Mr. Adams. Game Warden Paul Kehrer and State Trapper Jack Foster were introduced by Worthy Master D. R. Strong and the former gave an interesting talk on birds principally hawks and owls, and pointed out their advantage to the farmer through their tendency to control the field mouse problem, and stated that their virtues more than compensate for the occasion- al rabbit or chicken they may kill. He also said that the game laws protect the birds and also give the farmer a right to protect his own property, but warned against boys shooting hawks for target practice The attention of all youthful grangers was called to a pie-oat- lng contest on Fb. 21, when an also be provided NEW DEPUTY SHERIFF TO . MOVE INTO CLAYTON HOUSE Mr. and Mrs. Ed Spellmyer and their two daughters, June an:t Edwina. are moving this week in- to the William Clayton home, re- cently vacated by Mr. and Mrs Robert Campodonico and sons. Mrs. Spellmyer is a native ot t Greenville, having formerly been Hazel Cooney, and they have late- ly been making their home in the county seat. a When he was about fifteen, he started to take lessons from a lo- cal voice teacher. One day th baritone John Charles Thoma came to town t give a concert and, at the sugestion of a mutu,l friend, agreed to hear Mac sin. Impressed, the famous singer ad- vised the young man to go to the Eastman School for serious study. He attended the school from 1936 to 1940, graduating with the degree of Batchelor of Music Early in 1943 he :,ined the US Army, in which he served three years, resuming his singing career in 1946. Mr. Morgan was on the Cities Service program for two years, thereby building the devoted audi- ence which greets him on every stop of his extended tours. The Don Cossack Chorus will be the next feature of the Concert Associati*on's series, scheduled h)r Saturday, March 25 of this year. All concerts are held in the new school auditorium, and begin at 8:15 p. m. NOTICE OF BOND ELECTION NOTICE IS HREBY GIVEI that the Sanitary Board of the Chester Sanitary District of Ph- mas County, California, by a reso- lution and order signed by two- thirds or more of the members ot' said Board, has called a special election to be held in said 'District on Tuesday, the 7th day of March, 1950, for the purpose of submit- ting to the electors of said District the proposition of whether sa'd District shall incur a bonded in- debtedness of $150,000 9r the ac- quisition and construction or ac- quisition or construction of trunk line and outtall sewers and a sew- age disposal plant, and the acqui- sition of lands and easements nec- essary therefor; the whole ,Jr which bonds shall mature not later than 40 years after their date, an l bear interest at the rate of not t) exceed five per cent (5%) per annum. The portions of the county elec- tion precincts which are situP.te within said District are here0y consolidated and shall constitute the precinct for said election an.1 be known as Chester Sanitary Pre- cinct A. Said precinct is entit!ed, and the polling place and precinc t officers are as follows: " uter Sanitary Precinct A Potltg  Place: Justice Court. Inspector: /verett Thomson. Judge: Hazel D. Lerwfll. Judge: Laura A. Meusling. Dated: February 1st. 1950. R. A. REENMAN. M.D. GUY S. BATCHELDER A. B. IRWIN Members of the Sanitary Board of the Chester Sanitary Dis- trict, Plumas County, tate of CaliOornia. Attest: A. B. Irwin Secretary of said Board (Pub. Feb. 11, 18, 25) (C) ! . FEBRUARY 11 BY ALMANOR THETA RHO CLUB TAYLORSVILLE GRANGE H ALL A MUSIC BY THE RHYTHM RAMBLERS D COME AND DANCE WITH THE THETA RHO GALS