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THE CHESTER PROGRESSIVE The Town with Its Future Before It--Located on the North Fork of the Feather River--In Beautiful Northern Plumas County LL PROVISIONS NEEDED FUTURE WARS or increase of the Tax is a certainty be- Legislature adjourns for and a boost of at cent on gasoline tax is assured as a means of sufficient funds for the of the State Highway • , • Some form of med- hospitalization aid will be passed on an em- ,ee contribution plan. national and statewide op- been brought to beat' of compulsory health and great effort has to have every such measure branded as medicine" in one form • • . The fact remains existed for many years ass wage earner "pays most of in the remuneration profession and the of hospitals, and all Cases exist of young and group who do not se- attention because afford it." e Ire probably many sound against any form of medicine and it is more Y that any initial mess- not at first prove satis- , • • but there are few Vital to the well-being of a Whole as is this need medical care which Patient free from a bur- that may be as harm- his original ailment• members of the medical Who spend years acquit- knowledge and many up with modern in their field; those of the public who to their pub- Of need; those master technicians and scien- Who strive constantly for -- should be for their endeavors, to maintain a stable load must )e more ributed by some means. economy requires an of rrot only the of all expenditure and • No one step along can or will solve the most such steps fail more than psycho- While the burden is one shoulder to an- " The often_overlooked ns that if the large group is forced to disproportion- direction, incomes de- the other directions and the fundamental be furnished by more of the costs of Which directly affect income and are vital of society• Ibm41 of artificial short- of production do not maintain disproportionate interest charges subsidization, exces- these even- bout a financial de- SUch a condition is fol!wed by war_ the above men- are being ere- as possible. The Picture is for you to bns of the world would they must use other friendly discussion outlaw war . . . to avoid the It about• An I between nations is le. That we should• Nill not solve the SOMEWHERE', letters and pack- and express to Geyserville Garbervtlle lut this was established one missent to Volume One--Number 36 6 Chester, Plumas County, Calif., WASHINGTON, FEB. 22, 1732-1947' - f % . ii i€ i By COLLIER" THE WASHINGTONS BEFORE "WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY" By Reverend Thomas Miller Saturday is Washington's ington university preacher at birthday (Feb. 11, old style). Cambridge in 1570. Another of "For 800 years," says one writ- er, "the name Washington, or de Wessyngton, has been known for valor, chivalry, high code of honor and military and naval distinction of those who bore it." The Washingtons were notable in religious and professional [ields and some were knighted for public service. From one end of England to the other the family name appears in cathedrals and churches in Wasington, Vysington, Weschington, Wessyngton, Wesh- ing ton, and finally Washington, Sir William de Hertbrun, a Norman, was the first of the Washington line. Before 1183 he exchanged the manor of Hert- burn, near Newcastle, for the nearby manor of Wessyngton, and the same name was rector of Stokesbury in 1599; another, rec- tor of Colmar in 1610, and still another, Lawrence Washington, lawyer and wool merchant re- i ceived large grants of land from Henry VIII. There was another Lawrence Washington, High Com- missioner of Canterbury, while yet another was Loid of Sulgrave Manor ana was buried in mayor- alty robes. , ,, The coat  of "arns }f'orges Washington are ahundart in both churches and castles, with 5 point- ed stars along the top and the same shape as our own emblem. In Selby Abbey the south windows taking the name of his estate he of the choir bear the Geo. Wash- b .......... ington arms spurs (resembling ecame r win. de wessyngon. . ' . . ............. stars) ana stripes nave oeen m n lza7 onoo oe wessyngton's . ....... . +,.^ ^..-^.... [ position since 1584 The eagle waS name ppu m uu .urc. x- .........  used as the crest of the Washing- tser navmg granges lanas to re- I li " ' ....... o" ' tons and was used by teorge gmus houses. Menuon s maae t ..... .............  wasningon in Virginia. wmmm wesnmgton wno ougnt  , _ ......... ' ..... I tJuring the civi war in Nng- at tne pattie ot Lewes in lzbt on [ • land all Washingons remaineo tile rode of Henry III" the sports- . * _. ....... :' _ ... I loyal to Charms I Cromwell'S mansmp or br btepnen ae wes- . . " - "" 'r s nt an- "h ...... i l emrgy uenounced them rom tnel y , on O I e'splrll; ot just ce show .... e --" . nlpulpits and all branches of the n y 3onn fl wessyngto ........... family suffered with Charles los- WhO "Iougn.I: civets gooo ilgnts ...... e ......... ing all titles aria estates wkn tn for tne nonor ot ms priory," anti John Washington, an ancestor of erception of one family. George Washington, fought for Henry V at Agincourt, 1415. In the family of Admiral John Washington was a Rev. George Washington. There was also a fa- mous quaker by the same name. A George Washington of Bermuda was found guilty in 1649 of speak- ing against the king. There was also a Lawrence Washington on the same island and a John Wash- ington On the Barbados in 1654. There was a Lawrence Wash- As a result of his loyalty, John Washington, broken in fortune, came to Virginia in 1658 and Geo• was his great-grandson. The mother of our hero, Mary Ball, was a descendent of John Ball, the medieval champion of the rights of man, who was known as the "mad preacher of Kent." Every. year the schiil children of Washington, D.C., and those of the village of Washington, New- castle on Tyne, England, exchange felicitations. Guadalupe . . . Which all goes to show how far imaginations can be stretched. Several reports have reached us favoring our advocacy of changing the name of our town o Plumas City. Some have sug- gested we incorporate and prepare o make many needed improve- ments; others have suggested we become the county seat. And one daring character thought it would be quite feasible to plan on mov- ing the State Capitol up here . . • Anyway, we still think the change of name a good idea. Also we look for both Chester and Plumas City to become incorporated ,before the county seat does so . . . but when! • The newly installed Congress is showing definite signs of its elec- tion-year promises to reduce in- come taxes  to become effective next election year.Their confidence in the outcome of 1948 and 1950 is as yet undetermined . . . Choice of a typically conservative nomi- nee for president next year wRl indicate much confidence; choice of Harold Stassen will show but little confidence! We shall see} OPERATED ON IN MONTANA Word has just been received that Mrs. Emma Dohle, who re- cently purchased the Boussum property in Chester, was taken very ill and underwent a major operation while visiting with her daughter in Montana. She hopes to return to Chester in the spring. MRS. LOGUE IMPROVING FOLLOWING MAJOR SURGERY Mrs. M. Logue, mother of Mrs. L. E. Terreil, was operated on in the Westwood Hospital last Thurs- : She is reported to be getting along very nicely in her convales- cence, and Mrs. Terrill returned Tuesday to her home in Oroville. BIG TIME BURGLARS BREAK i INTO BEAR CLUB AND TAKE SMALL TIME CONTRABAND Three bottles of whiskey and a six-shooter were declared to be the sole loot removed from The Bear Club in Chester on Sunday night, when prowlers broke into the establishment after closing hours. " POST'S BIRTHDAY McBRIDE'S ORCHESTRA by Harry Doble Post No. 664 i 'RE SALE BONUS CET YOURS, SUBSCR'IBERS -- In accordance with po=stal reg- ulations to the effect that our mailing list be paid in ad- vance, notices are being sent out to all subscribers which our records indicate are in arrears . . . We ask that you disregard the rates shown on on the notification slip since our special offer holds good for renewals as well as new subscribers. On new subscriptions sent in now, $1 pays up until July 1st; renewals are being ac- cepted at the rate of 5 months for $1 or 5 months for $3. , I ST. VALENTINE HASN'T MUCH ON YOUNG TEDDY EXCEPT MAYBE A LOT OF YEARS Teddy Jacobson celebrated his third birthday on Friday, Saint Valentine's Day, with a party held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jacobson of Chester. Those joining in the observance were Donnie and Carl Miller, Bobby Moore, Arwin Meeks, Larry and Kenny Jacob- son, Alice, Norms and Donna Hughes, and their mothers. Refreshments of ice cream, cake and cookies highlighted the aft- ernoon's festivities, and Teddy and his little friends indicated their appreciation of a wonderful time. DOROTHY EDGAR HOSTESS AT SHOWER WEDNESDAY FOR PAULINE PEETSNER Honoring Miss Pauline Peetsner, a bridal shower was given on Wednesday evening at the home of Dorothy Edgar. Miss Peetsner, who is employed at the Collins-Pine offices, is be- trothed to Mr. Donald Lindstrom of Medford, Oregon. She leaves on Friday for a week's visit in Quincy, following which she will meet Donald at Medford and ac- company him on a trip east. The date of their wedding has not yet been announced. II CHESTER CITIZENS YOUR ATTENTION ! ! l Weather permitting, there will be a fire drill held at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, when Chester citizens who are willing to be of service in this valuable capacity are urged to be present and become fa- miliar with the new fire-fight- ing equipment. ii I i iii ii111 iiiiiiii ii illllllllllllllllllllnl iiiiiiiiiillllllllltllll iiiii Thursday, February 20, 1947 CHESTER THEATRE Matinee Every Sunday, 2:00 P.M. SHOW STARTS 7:30 P.M. Complete Show  8:15 P.M. • Friday and Saturday February 21st and 22nd DAZZLIN BEAUTY CONQUERING IF_ • WITH HR SWORD JOHN LODER LENORE AUBERT MARTIN KOSLECK in THE WIFE OF MONTE CRISTO Also "This Is America'" • Sunday and Monday YOUTH IN LOVE HAPPINESS and H]ARTACHES CHARLES COBURN TOM DRAKE-BEVERLY TYLER in THE GREEN YEARS February 28th and March 1st IT'S TERRIFIC! IT'S SENSATIONAL! BING CROSBY GLORIA JEAN in F i HAD MY WAY I-|l|l.tll.lll.|....lS.ll|llll....i..l|l.lla--I"|l! Three months, $1; per year, $3; per copy, 10˘ CELEBRATE WITH GEORGE AND HARRY DOBLE POST AT CHESTER SATURDAY Jointly celebrating their first birthday anniversary in con- junction with George Wash- ington's 215th such anniver- sary, the Harry Doble Post of the American Legion will fete the public at a gala affair,to be staged after the show at the Chester Theatre, when Chet McBride and His Band will be present with the tunes. The public is invited. Plans are complete for a gay time, and tickets are available fronlk any legionnaire in town. You are urged to go and dance if you can] If you can't go. you're welcome to buy a ticket and add a few more dimes to the building fund. PU RDY-COOPER WEDDING HELD AT CHESTER CHAPEL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16th In a quiet ceremony at the home of her paents, Mrs. :l[elba Cooper and Mr. Jack Purdy were married at three o'clock Sunday after- noon, Rev. D. O. Beach of the Chester Chapel officiating. The bride wore "a black suit with black accessories for the ceremony, which, was followed by a reception at which the wedding cake was cut and refreshments were enjoyed: Among those present were the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Jack Patterson, Phyllis Morrison, Mary Lou Purdy, "Chuck" Cavanaugh, and Elmer Coolidge. Following the reception the newlyweds left for Anderson, where Mr. Purdy is employed. WILLIAM SUTHERLIN TO MOVE TO SUSANVILLE SOON Burl Robinson of Chester is this week replacing William (Bill) Sutherland as manager of the Builders Supply Division of Col- lins-Pine Company, it was learned here this week. Mr. Robinson has been connect- ed with the Collins-Pine mill re. hently and previously, it was ,, l weeks ben understudying at the [retail yard of the conrern. - -/ Mr. Sutherlin has successfully , ,/and capably managed the retail • " division since its inception, and is resigning to accept greater re- sponsibilities in the Susanville area. The community regrets the necessity of losing the Sutherlin family in the near future, and joins in extending them best wish- es in their future home. ELMER COOLIDGE WED TO PHYLLIS MORRISON OF CHICO IN REND RITES SATURDAY In a ceremony held in Reno on Saturday, February 15, Miss Phyl-i lis Morrison of Chieo became the bride of Mr. Elmer Coolidge of Chester. Mr. Coolidge is a popular citizen as well as plumber of this locality, and the newlyweds will return to Chester to make their future home. WOMEN'S CLUB & HUSBANDS JOIN FOR ANNUAL DINNER AT BEAR CLUB SATURDAY This year the Chester Women's Club held their annual Husbands' dinner at the Bear Club on Sat- urday, February 15.  The affair was quite a gala event, with decorations and trim- mings carrying out the St• Val- entine motif. Italian style chicken and spa- ghetti were served to 43 couples, and the evening was made addi- tionally enjoyable by the antics of Jack Fleming as M. C. SWINGSTERS AGAIN OPEN FOR DANCE ENGAGEMENTS Mrs. "Blackie" Baugh is re- ported to be cdnfined to the hos- pital in Quincy following a recent operation. "Blackie" is a mem- ber of the Plumas Swingsters musical aggregation whlch is now prepared to accept dance engage- ments throughout the county as desired. CHARLIE ROBERTS CONFINED BUT NOT YET INCARCERATED Charles (C.W.) (Little Scout- master) Roberts is recovering from a severe attack of the mumps and is reported to be physically alive according to expert diagnosis. He hopes to return to his post at the newspaper office this week. GOOD CROWD ATTENDS FIRST 1947 MEETING PLUMAS COUNTY CHAPTER OF W M C More than 37 members were present at Chris Zunino's Feather River Hot Springs Tudsday night, when Asseblyman Lester T. Davis was the honored guest and speaker of the occasion. Correspondence was read from President J. P. Hall, Clair Engle and others, and the appointment of Fred Johnson by Secretary of the Interior Krug was discussed and action taken thereon. Member Westlund advised that their 35-ton mill is to be replaced by a much larger mill, and advised that if the demand for commercial milling justifies, they will also continue use of the Small unit. Bills were read by Secretary Joe Goodwin and attention of the members was called by President Len O'Rourke to the forthcoming main council meeting at the Oro- ville Inn on March 10. A committee was appointed to try to arrange for the next chap- ter meeting at Mr. Tombo Inn. "MEL" SPEEGLE TO OPEN NEW MEAT MARKET IN WINSELL RED&WHITE STORE Melvin Speegle, for a time as- sociated with Roy Winselt in the Red and White Store at Chester, announces this week the opening of a new meat department in that establishment. Speegle has completed arrange- ments, he advises, to secure sup- i plies of meat from the Riehl & Openshaw slaughter house at Crescent Mills, and will be able to supply the Chester public with grade A meats, delivered prompt- "ly when saleable. In conjunction with Roy Win_ sell, proprietor qf tee establish- ment, "Mel" anticipates a definite advantage to local shoppers, with Roy and himself available during all business hours. UNKNOWN DESPERADOES TOSS CARELESS ROCK THROUGH :AYOQa'$ WlbDOW A plate g'lan dow S definlte damage on lIday nig%ht of last week, when it failed to resist a rock which was tossed through it by party or parties unknown. CHESTER DEPUTY SHERIFF REPLACED BY NEW DEPUTY FROM PORTOLA Don Housen of Portola has been appointed by Sheriff M. H. (IV[el) Schooler to replace T. J. Bates in Seneca Township, it was learned here today. Housen has 'been serving as the night deputy in the Plumas Coun- ty railroad city, but will move to Chester to make his future home, following the recent resignation of Deputy Bates., who has re- turned to his Quincy home. TAYLORSVILLE PIONEER DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO FOLLOWING 97th BIRTHDAY Mrs. Mery Jane Heckle, former resident of Taylorsville, died in San Francisco January 24th, the day follawing her 97th'birthday. Mrs. Heckle was born in Quincy, Illinois in 1850, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Johnsdn. In 1862 the family, including a sister and two brothers, crossed the plains. The mother died at Devil's Coiral just as the wagon was entering California• Soon thereafter the remainder of the family made its way to Taylorsville. On October 18th, 1865, Mary Jane Johnson, at the age bf 15, became the bride of James A. (Alex) Heckle in Taylorsville, at the Huffaker's hotel. Their first child was born October 16, 1866 but died in infancy. Following that there were born two sons, Forrest and Claude, and four daughters, Irene, Salena, Mary and tAlexandra, all being born in 'Paylorsville but the latter, who made her arrival while Mr. Heckle was employed as a guard at Nan Quentin prison. i Following Mr. Heekle's death the family moved to Red Bluff, where the family home was main- tained until recent years. I Mrs. Heckle is survived by three daugh.ters, Salena Davidson, Mary Bone and Alevandra Hoyle; four grandchildren, three great-grand- children. AT CHESTER THEATRE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 -- You're Bound to Have a Good Timel