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O SALUTATION TO THE DAWN (From the Sanskrit) LiSten to the. exhortation of the&apos; dawn! l,ook to this day! lrit is life, the very life of life V its brief course shall lie all the critics and realities of your exis- : tence; the bliss of growth; the glory ,f action; the splendor FOr of beauty. Yesterday is but a dream, d tomorrow is only a vision; Rlt today well lived makeSmea ' .i. ' of h:;;Yl e :: seZdd a Yv e 2y d:morro w a vision of hope. I:k Well therefore, to this day! 4 Whether or not the applied adTkmuilst '' label Is made to - dheEe successfully and effectively f Presidential Candidate Henry , el!ace, word has leaked out that recent unpublished poll showed him to be the -oular choice with 11,5 Per ' " ,. cent of the voters of the :lnWhich to those who "view With alaP'm,, is an tity alarming quan- . Despite hopeful state- ::is to the contrary, much or- zed laborites, youths, veter- i!=, Women minority groups, and lets Who 'feel they have every- ing to gain in a ra-dical political tnge which will strive for an .t Pc;ace, are adding surpPis- "IW to the Third Party ranks-- =;000 votes are present y pre- m, =ted in rnl Cahfornia alone. Wtti _  ny of Truman's stanch support- =t lining up new jobs for them- = Yes, the disintegration of the "emOCratio machine is indicated! . One out o?four cities in the ei'tu, is now operated by a qualified nanager rather than by a haphazard "choice of the voters' "', the plan is becoming more and i!! e common to counti.es, ala, ill doubtless some day pre- any political subdivision of ent size to justify competent fatness_management ... Present 8ari, of government must neces- 'Y Vary With the whims of the v_oter Whose selection i eneran -aBed .... s g y to--" umited knowledge, ora- ;:lnability, personality or idle ceate.fe es. The bigger politica ,- are slower to change, but o , nOdern methods may even --,uay govern our country! t= St kl ,. t,00-Un, eha.gos are underway - x(ate With the sales tax du vet red e uction to 2% and the re- " nlPtion of the o u Itc;en,,+ . p p lar former $3 '- Tee for automobiles h. all  I1". "ql . _ "'rancisco is said to be con ering taking 3 seats ou of each ;yt car in order to provide more tortm, iulag room . .. Since it is no- earthlY difficult to reduce street hy:mfort anyway, we wonder ait, [-ey d, on't take all the seats :" f traffic is light, customers ld always sit on the floor! tPe w  *** i= hopln;ettrlon says that Russia -ail o See our democracy pe is to prove ,t can ,e =_, live! Also he is offer ,or best su.gestion, as I+ -- ,lllsca S W-,, n be done The point be Wp made, and the answer will eu taken. What is it? -_ BOb and o Wea. H-len Pasero s nt GOOd aY night at the Cecil for th_. arne, leaving on Thursday Jan mr home in Garberville. e and Iob M USan in.  athews drove to V... J0"" t*aS r , - rlday to pink up Bob O  Olu car. CLAuD STULLERS OBSERV H i RTY'TH I RD ON 8A,,- ANNIVERSARY Ir 'a. r PATRICK'S DAY " na Mrs Claud ere hen - " e Stuller Ored on the o +their .. ccasion of ?ith al.u Wedding anniversary, -met at the home of Mr. aadtrrS" Wilmer Dwyer, on Saint A 's Day. Shard cake ornamented with a the ' and the number 33 was aPPoitterpiece ,of a beautifully = so-,=ed the' able,ue at which were i host an- g sts of honor, the  Eu:nstess' and Mr. and " " " HUtehtson. THE CHESTt"00... + PROGRESSIVE The Town with Its Future Before It--Located on the North Fork of the Feather River--In Beautiful Northern Plumes County Volume Two--Number 41 Chester, Plumas County, Calif., Thursday, March 25, 1948 $2.50 per year; $1.50, 6 months; 10c a copy SCHOOL CONTRACT LET ro YUBA CITY FIRM 70R LF,00'IS THAN ISSUE Construction of the new Chester Elementary School was awarded o McCoy and Butler of Yuba City when the bids were opened ,an March 18, as a result of their low aid of approximately $298,000. Other bids submitted were said .o be $305,000 and $315,000. It was stated that construction )n the new building will begin as oon as possible, perhaps on Men- lay of next week. The building, to be located ,n a site on Highway 36 beyond and opposite the former hester theatre, will consist of 8 rooms and a kindergarten, plus an mditorium, it is understood. Architectural work is being (lone by Charles Dean of Sacramento, nd George N. Peltier of this cam- munity will serve as inspector. The school board, passing on the warding of the contract, consists l of Edith M. Martin, Sue Isbell and George Gerbing. GIRL SCOUTS CELEBRATE 36th ANNIVERSARY WITH DINNER AND SOCIAL The Girl Scouts ,Jf Chester ob- served the 36th anniversary of the founding of their national organiz- ation on March 15, when most of the members were in attendance with ten future senior scouts pres- ent as their guests. Also present were leaders Mar- ion Thomson, Ruby McCollum, Net- tie Larson, D,Jrothy Bunn, Evelyn McLain, Dorothy Rodgers, Grace Peterson, Mary Goode and Helen Neuman; Committee members Freda Pet- erson, Gay Lerwill, Fern Jensen Hazel Lerwill, Louise McClure and Mina Myers. A potluck dinner was served at the school, highlight of which was a birthday cake with 36 candles. Hazel Lerwill led the girls in numerous songs and Freda Peter- son acted as master of ceremo- nies. After dinner various games and folk dancing were enjoyed. Decorati0ris were in he Easter motif and were under direction of Helen Neuman and Grace Larson. CREENMANS CALLED EAST BY DEATH OF HER MOTHER In response to word received on; Sunday, advising them of the death of her mother in Oskaloosa, Kansas, Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Green- man left Ren,o by plane Monday night, in order to attend the fun- eral. They will be gone a week or ten days. 1 FAREWELL TEA WEDNESDAY FOR ETH'EL KAVANAGH A farewell tea was held at the home of Mrs. Grace Larson Wed- nesday afternoon f,ar Mrs. Ethel Kavanagh. Others attending were Phyllis Coolidge, Bernice Kresge, Lottie Cory, Merge Cassidy, Julia Sanders and Winnie Wheeler. CHURCHES CHESTER CHAPEL Rev. Vern A, Pate, Mln?ster Sunday School 9:4,5 a.m. Morning worship--ll a.m. Y.P.S. 6"30 p.m. Evening service 7:30 p.m. CHESTER BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Paul White, Minister Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 n.m. Poung Peoples Meeting--6:00 P.M. Evening Worship 7:00 P.M. --r-- ASSEMBLY OF GOD - CHESTER (In the Gosney Tract) REV. M. A. CAUDILL Sunday, 10 a.m.---Sunday school Sunday, 11 a.m.--Morning worship Sunday evening, 7:45 p.m.--Even gelistic service Wednesday, 7:45 p.m. Bible stud) LUTHERAN CHURCH SERV- ICESRev. J. V, Richert, Pastor 308 Spring Street- Susanville Lutheran Services will be con- ducted in the People's Church in Westwood on t.e second and fourth Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Special sermces will be announced. We welcome you! 48 inches of snow at Chester and 10 inches at Greenville yester+ day morning glad- d.e.ned the hearts of cxtizens thruout Plu. mas County ... mois. ture content was said to range up to 8 sns. MINING COUNCIL TO HOLD FIRST 1948 MEET TUESDAY AT TAYLORSVILLE INN The 1948 Spring meeting of the Plumas Chapter of the West- ern Mining Council will "be held on Tuesday of next week, March 30th, at the Taylorsville Inn, announces Joe Goodwin, acting secretary of the organization. L. B. O'Rourke will preside at the session, and Mr. and Mrs. Burr Sherrick will provide a Southern Baked Ham dinner (served family style) at $1.50 a plate for the occasion. Joe will give a report on his recent visit with the House Land Sub-committee in Washington, and many matters of importance to mining will be discussed. Dinner will be at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday March 30, reminds Joe, and all those interested in min- ing are urged to attend. S#A SCOUTS FORM CREWS ENJOY OVERNIGHT HIKE ON SNOWSHOES SATURDAY At their regular meeting, the members of the Chester Sea Scout Ship chose "Chuck" Hansen and Jack Perkins as crew leaders, and the names of others were drawn to divide the crews as follows: Jimmy Hill, Jack Hutchison and Tommy McDonald in Hansen's crew; Raymond Casebeer, Leon- ard Pummill and Edwin Olsen in i Perkins' crew. Saturday afternoon Chuck Han- sen, Raymond Casebeer, Jack Per- kins, Jack .Hutchison and Wayne 'Peterson hiked on snowshoes to Last Chance Creek. The Scouts pitched their pup tents and built reflector fires, and Chuck and Raymond passed the requirements for the cooking mer- it badge which is necessary to the rank of ordinary seaman. The group returned Vo Chester Sunday morning and are of the opinion that winter camping is OK but takes a lot of wood and at- tention at night. Skipper, the mascot, has his own opinions. WELCOMING PARTY SAGED AT BATCHELDER HOME FOR BOB RASMUSSENS A welcoming party for Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rasmussen was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Batchelder Saturday evening, with the foil,awing attending .the dance at The Meadows: Messrs and Mesdames Bob +Ras- mussen, Guy Batchelder, Clair Lazier, Orville Clark, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Warn. MAUDE FETED BY FRIENDS FOR 80th ANNIVERSARY ON SAINT PATRICK'S DAY Marking the observance of her 80th birthday, a few old friends of Maude Gay were callers at her home on March 17, St. Patrick's Day, to wish her many happy re-; turns of many more birthdays. A birthday caked which was baked by Edna Murphy in honor of the occasion was enjoyed by Ann Wagner, Polly Yori, Jessie Speegle, Sue Isbell, Beulah Engel- britson, and the honoree. GREENVILLE THEATRE EVENING SHOWS AT 8:00 P.M. SAT. & SUN. MATINEES, 2 P.M. Friday and Saturday RaN RANDELL IN PACIFIC ADVENTURE ALSO THE HOOSIER HOT SHOTS IN ROSE OF S00TA ROSA Serial Saturday Only Danger of the Canadian Mounted' O -3unday and Monday.--  . WALT DISNEY'S MAKE MINE MUSIC IN TECHNICOLOR Popular Science - Comedy - News O CLOSED ON TUESDAY O Wednesday and Thursday Henri Fonda - Barbara Bel Geddes THE LONG+NIGHT Palmetto Quail - New= j FUNERAL HELD MONDAY FOR ISAAC SPEEGLE. PIONEER CATTLEMAN Isaac Marsena Speegle, 78, suc- cumbed Friday night at the Entoe hospital following a long illness. Mr. Speegle was a pioneer cat- tleman of Butte and Tehama c,oun- ties, and of Prattville in Plumes Cotmty. He was born Feb. 6, 1870 between Vina and Cana in Tehama County, where he has lived during most of his lifetime, and formerly was well 'known as a cattleman at Big Meadows. *near Prattville. on the ranch founded by his father, "Ike," and now covered by the waters of Lak,e Almanor. The deceased attended the first school built in Chester, now occu- pied by the first graders. Surviving are his widow, Della, of Chico; five sons, Leo E. of Chester; Melvin L. of Belden; Joe D. and Glenn E. of Chico; eight grandchildren and six great grand children. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at Chico, with interment following at the Pine Creek c+metery. LAST RITES CONDUCTED IN RNO MONDAY FOR'CARRIE B. KAPPLER Funeral services were held in Reno Monday afternoon for the late Carrie R. Kappler, mother of Mrs. George Sheltren of Chester. The deceased was born at Grid- Icy, Calif., July 28, 1884 and went EDNA MURPHY TO SUCCEED VICE-PRESIDENT SPEEGLE IS DECISION OF CLUBWOMEN The Chester W'amen's Club met last Tuesday with 45 members and 5 guests present. Ira J. Benson of Greenville, who owns the new food locker plant there, introduced their project and urged all those interested to take advantage of tbeir service. Meats, he explarined, may be purchased at wholesale prices for preserving in the lockers or in freeze units. It was voted t,a put $250 into the club building fund. also to spon- sor a cake and food sale in con- tion with a tea to be held at Pat and Larry's restaurant the first week in April, to raise funds for' the Girl Scouts camp. Edna Murphy was elected to fill the vacancy created by the resig- nation of Vice-President Marguer- ite Speegle. Grace Larson was named as delegate, with Velma Freemyers as alternate, to the N,Jrthern District Convention in Oroville on April 14, 15 and 16. Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting. C. R. (Jack) Shirley, construc- tion superintendent in the Belden area and formerly a boss of the !Alcan Highway, was a Chester visitor over the week end. FOURTEENTH ON LIST OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HAVE HOSPITAL AID Tentative approval of their ap- plications for financial aid to con- struct hospitals, was given thir- teen towns in scattered rural areas 'af California by the State Depart- ment of Public Health, reports an article in the Sacramento Bee. Tire department approved the 13 from 39 sutmitted applications and act,d to allocate almost four million dollars in State and Fed- era! funds available this year. The tentatively approved insti- tutions will contain an average of 450 beds and will service all or a good part of the counties in which they are located, it stated. Sites will be at Allures, Weav- erville, Bishop, Chester, Mari- posa, San Andreas, Corcoran, Paso tables. Patterson, Tracy, Es- condido, Dinuba and Brawley, the article concluded. SPECIAL ADVANTAGES ARE OFFERED SERVICE MEN BY RECRUITING OFFICERS Plumas County men who served in any of the armed forces during World War II will find it worth their while t,a investigate a new Jerry Fleming of Garberville opportunity for qualified veterans to enlist in the army for service drove t*a Chester to get his wife who has visited here the past week. with the famous 7th Infantry Reg. Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry, O S/Sgt. J. M. Chalmers stated. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Matbews plan Chalmers said that only vets to drive to Los Angeles for a visit who have served since May 12, '45, with her mother. Carol Ann will will be accepted for this top-notch accompany them. outfit, and preference will be given 0 those who served with units as- to Nevada in 1887 with her parents I Evelyn Clark, Carmela Vv'arn Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rutherford, ! Marion Batchelder and Jack Clark who were among the early settlers spent Monday in Reno, wher in Elk0 County. In 1903 she was Jack had dental work done. married to Charles B. Kappler and lived in Carlin, Ncv. until she moved to Reno in 1924 and has spent the past few years living lth her daughter, here. Surviving are a son, Frank, in Michigan and her daughter, Irene Sheltren of Chester. Mrs. Kappler was a charter member of 3 Mr. and 5iTs. Leo Hoznour ant: children spent the week end vis- iting relatives in Red Bluff, where the children remained l%r the Eas- ter vacation week. O Mr. and Mrs Jack Purdy of Anderson are visiting at the Joe signed or attached to that division. Staff Sergeant Chatmers may be contacted at 812 Main Street in Susanville, and will be glad to furnish additional information. He will be at the Greenville postoffice Puesday, A'pril 6th. PAUL L. FAHRNEY SUCCEEDS 'AOLLIS B. FAIRCHILD IN STANDARD OF CALIFORNIA Appointment of Paul L. Fahrney Silver State Rebekah Lodge N,a. 34 .of rlh%:She was preceded in death some years ago by her hus- band, Charles B. Keppler. The many in this aea Who knew and loved the deceased join in extending their condolences to the bereaved survivors. Patterson and Chuck Kavanagh as general manager of operations homes in Chester. 6 Mr. and Mrs. Crow Sr. drove their daughter-in-law and 2 chil- dren, and Mrs. Ethel Kavanagh, to San Francisco Sunday. V GOOD FRIDAY- EASTER SUNDAY MARCH 26.MARCH 28 Where the U.N. Assembly IVill Meet in :++: gf,! +,+.:. +++++ +-++, L.,.-+ .,+ +. ',-:. . !':':. :l +:% + J+;'. ++ ,,:, .. :, +  , + .:, , .. Par + fme Palais de Chaillot in the sh.dow c.l' t ;r ,' ": : : 'It' '  , will be tie nce.t.ing place of i!tc 5T-country lTnilel ".<' ;.,, (;e Assembly ne':t fall. Shown here L'; one cf *Jte c,"" ',::t " ure's m:iu b::i'_diugs. F]elow the :erru,.c b; IL, :, .:. ,.. : ,.. .-ca'e where the General Asscmbly's plem.ry . .....  ,., ' in its marketing department, has been. announced by Standard Oil Co. ,of Calif. He succeeds the late Hollis B. Fairchild. A graduated of U. of Oklahoma, lahrney joined Standard as a re- search chemist in 1920. After 1 years at this, he spent seven years in asphalt sales work. From 1929 until 1941 he was district manager for American Bitumuls in Maryland, then be- came general sales manager for the company. Fahrney is also president of In- ternational Bitumuls Carp, Can. Bitumuls Co. Ltd., and vlce-presi- tent of American Gilsonite Oo. BETTY MURRELL OBSERVES BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY Betty Murrell entertained a few of her friends Saturday night at the home of her parents, in ob- servance of her 15th birthday. Those helping her to celebrate the anniversary were Dorothy Murchison, D,ris Myers, Maria Lerwill. Ann Larson. Jackie (::'rum, Janice DeHaven. Dick Gooderham. Richard isbell. Tommy McDonald, Raymond Casebeer and the hostess NEW COMMEMORATIVE STAMP ON SALE APRIL 8th Stamp collectors are advised of a new commemorative stamp for Mississippi, to go on sale April 8. Those wishing first day cancel- lations are advised to send n, at over 10 addressed envelopes to the at Natchez. Miss., ac- companied by a postal note or a money order to cover the cost. Denomination of the new Stamp will be three cents. "DONALD DUCK" VISITS HERE Mr, and Mrs. Emmett Nash ar- rived home M,anday from Glen- dale. where they spent the winter with their son. Clarence (the orig- inal 1)onatd Duckt. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nash brought the folks home and spent the week end here. REG'LAR FELLERS A Comic That Takes You Back To The "Good Old Days" Turn to our FUNNY PAGE noel