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/ ` , -, 't  : "t , ,Lt' ume Three--Number 49 PUBLISHED AT CHESTER, PLUMAS COUNTY, CAt.IF., SATURDAY, MAY 21st, 1949 Single copies 10c--6 months $1.50--1 year $2.50 With Franklin Delano Roose- Junior defeating a Tammany for Congress, and Jimmy showing an increasing' of popularity in his bid for of California in it looks as though the name still ranks high in of the public. are many ,of the nation's Who still regard the fam- ame as symbolic of "the I "ltlck,,, reflecting an attitude OPPOsition to the control of COuntry by big business; Y Others who were not dis- Stied With the operations of New Deal and its attitude national economics are cf a continuance of that le; and laborites perceive ded politicians the nfall of such efforts as the Act. not apparent that Jimmy to have too smooth sail- Since he will be opposed by deraocratic and republican in his own state and have to run off the primary With such figures as I{illion, president of the President lines in the part of the state, and /Uckey, Truman favorite a Strbng contender in the ern part of the state, besides Other lesser lights who are into the picture at present. has, of course, the ng of his mother, who is said done much by w'ay of re- hg James in the good graces S., and will no doubt have finance from substan- nessmen who are backing post. He' could, per- as much of a surprise bther in the east.. Will tell! of the things most impor the future of Plumas .Will be its attraction as a and hunting area-- continued presence of a SUpply of both fish and necessary to that end. is extremely discouraging conscientious game war- have violators treated courtesy and mini- nes in the justice courts ,unty, and will eventu- to a revision of the in the state. pointed ,out before -- Vehemently -- that a today the equivalent of than a day's pay, and to be taken very seri- While jdges fly dependent on the their community, the levying small fines on may be under- as may alo be a com- te "soak" the out- are caught. monres collected in the be used for conserv- a good many alseady been spent ng matchable sized fish more can be ways. However, it to stop delib- ations, rather than local offenders and ly Salutary penalties all. is to be given to the maintenance crew condition of state in this area compared Other roadways as seem too slowly getting over winter weather! OR GOOD AIRPORT of the county seat jittery at a late hour following an unusual TUesday night, in Quincy took part. Reno airplane was, to reports, seeking to emergency landing. No available at the coun- the word was sent of citizens ral- lighted up the and runway with and the plane make a safe landing. I JULIA SANDERS ELECTED AS WOMAN'S CLUB PRESIDENT FOR FORTHCOMING YEAR The newly organized Com- mumity Chorus, directed by the" key. Paul White, entertained with three lovely renditions at the regular meeting of the Ches- ter Woman's Club Wednesday. Others making up the chorus were Messrs and Mesdcmes Bob Service, Frank Watts, Joe Grist; Frieda Owings, Kathleen Stone, Helen Todd, Mary Ellen Garrett, Sophia Maxey, H. J. Peterson and Dale Woodall. Mrs. Dorothy Rogers served as accompanist. This was the or- ganization's first public appear- ance, and their interpretation of; "In the Gloaming," "Sweet and Low," and "God Down Moses," was given a large ovation. Mrs. Jessie Speegle presided at the meeting, and a report was made by Sophia Maxey on the trip to the recent con- vention at Red Bluff. Election of fficers for the coming year was held, with the ollowing results: President, Julia Sanders; vice president, Goldie Irwin; secre- tary, Sophia Maxey; treasurer Eunice Kiehl; nominating chair- man, Edna Murphy; parliamen- tarian, Irene Shellren; drectors Grace Peterson, Evelyn Clark, Sadie Hutchison, Aileen Hoz- nour and Jessie Speegle. The new officers will be in- stalled at the meeting June 15, when the club will stage its birthday party, with the out- going officers in charge of the refreshments. In the absence of a president, ihe next meeting will be pre- sided over by Edna Murphy. ,11 RED CROSS DRIVF.. TO .BF.. STAGED HERE NEXT WEEK At a meeting of the Lassen Co. Chapter Red Cross Monday it was decided that the annual drive will be held in Chester during the last week in May. Representatives were present from Susanville, Herlong, West- wood, and Beiber. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sanders, Ann Wagoner and Edna Murphy were present to represent Chester, and follow- ing the session refreshments were had at the Sanders home. CHESTER THEATRE BACON, TOBIN AND GREELY iARE GUEST SPEAKERS :AT C. OF C. MEET MONDAY D. J. Tobin, superintendent ot I Lassen National Park; A. W. Greeley, forest supervisor of the park; and E. M. Bacon, dis-. trict Forest Ranger, were guest speakers a't an-informal meet- ing df the Chester Chamber of Commerce, held on Monday. The topics of discussion were access to Mount Lassen Park from the Chester side, and pros- pective roads in the adjacent areas of the National Forest. The Forest Service is said !o have acquired the Heckles Ranch and is siudying plans to improve the road leading to it. INTERESTING PROGRAM IS PROVIDED AT WESLEYAN MISSIONARY MEETING A special missionary meet- ing was held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Chester. A large crowd was present and an interesting program was provided, as follows: Mrs. Eva Clough gave a reading on China; Mrs. James Sanders talked on Africa; Mrs. Violet Gooderham gave a talk on South America and dis- played a basket and knife from that country; Mrs. Ila Deemer read a letter from her son Edward McGarvey, who is in Japan, and showed pictures and articles of native clothing; Mrs. George Deemer spoke on Haiti; and Mrs. Edith Miller read about Indian, followed by Mrs. Nora Pratt, who talked on home missions. Mrs. Rena Sanders and Nob Costello sang a duet, and a one-act play was presented by Violet Gooderham and Edith Miller, Ricarcl k'te ctnd  Fran: cis Keith. Refreshments were served to those present at the conclusion of the meeting. UTILITY COMPANY MOVING LIGHT POLES OFF HIWAY TO PERMIT OF WIDENING The California-Pacific Utili- :ties crew from Susanville are at work in Chester this week, moving the light poles of the highway right-of-way. They ad- vise that the Division of High- ways has allowed them until the first of June to set the poles back from the right-of-way in order to permit the proposed widening of the highway. As soon as the moving of the poles is completed, the next step will be the placing of the street lights in the remaining places which were designated. 'The street lights are installed over part of the town, but fur- [her installation has been halt- ed temporarily by the necessity for moving the poles. CO. FIRE DEPARTMENTS FORM ASSOCIATION AT SESSION WEDNESDAY At a meeting held last night, steps were taken for the organ- ization of a County Association of Fire Departments, by-laws were adopted and officers were elected for the ensuing year, advises Chief Cy Halt. Purpose of the new orgarza- tio Hall said, is to work for the befferent d[ Lre provendn mcm area wll partcipate. Represent- ed yesterday were Qpincy, i Greenville, Portola, Graeaqle. Officers elected were Rex Riehm of Portola, president; C. L. Hall of Greenville, vice- president; John Redsreake of Quincy, secretary:treasurer. The board will be comprised oflhe chief of each of the mem- ber fire depomen nd plans to hold monthly m:e inqs. The Asseciation w;li m.:et every quarter, rotating lher meetim place over the ceuntt. _vening Shows Start 7:30 P.M. Complete Show after 8:30 Friday - Saturday Tile ADVENTURES OF MA00C,O POLO also PN00TN00[lS: the SUNSE Sunday ancl Mon'.tay May 22nd and 23rd JOHN WAYNE MONTGOMERY CLIFT WALTER BRENNAN RIVER CLOSED ON TUESDAY Wednesday-Thursday May 25th and 26th pEDRO ARMENDARIZ MARIA ELENA MARQUES 1N JOHN STEINLtECK'S THE PEARL Friday-Saturday JOE PALOOKA FIGHTING MAD also WILLIAM BOYD in HOPPY'S HOLIDAY PLAN TO ATTEND THE CLUB ANNUAL TOWN HALL DYNAMIC START OF SEASON )!,.'ADE BY LOCALS SUNDAY ;q'ITH TALLY OF 14 TO ZERO Chester played its opening feather River League game with Westwood Sunday, and i was one of those games the ]ome team is always drenching ef (and Chester often gets) --- ie final run making a tally of 14 to 0 in favor of Chester. The ball diamond has had  lot of work done on it this spring, and is in tip-top shape. "ihe grandstand has a roof, and t!ere is one section of bleach- ors. The dugouts have water piped to them, and the fence is complete and painted. Batteries for the visitors were Newman, pitcher; Belden catch- er; and for Chester, Red Brunet itcher, Leo Hoznour, catcher. First to bat for Wes[wood was t-l. Newman, who went down to defeat, ;[ollowed by his next two teammates, bringing Kelly Devlin, first to score, at bat for the locals. In the second inning Chester went to bad with blood in her eye and pushed s;ix men over the home plate before the West- wood aggregation could stop !hem. This established a sub- stantial'lead which the visitors :eemed powerless to do any- !hing about, but just to be sure ,rod make things airtight, Ches- Ier brought in two more men in he seventh frame. The Westwood boys just couldn't seem to effectively con- nect with Bruner's pitching, and the few that did never got be- yond second base, most of hem being stopped at first. Leo Hoznour made several ,;ensational pegs to second base from a crouching position, !he ball going as though it were 'et,propelled.  " : A good crowd of rooters was in the stands and went wild on :very sencational play, and ,hd soft drink stand operated by the local Boy Scouts, did a !and-office business. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bridges .nnd daughter motored down to !]tockton to spend the week end with her mother, Mrs. R. Kern. C. OF C. HIWAY COMMITTEE TO HOLD DINNER MEETING AT STONE HOUSE JUNE 6th 'l'te Highway Study Committee of the State Chamber ,of Com- merce will meet in Quincy, at the ,';tone House, on Monday, June 6, it was announced at a meeting of the County Chamber of Commerce !ast Friday, held in Chester. "Due to the limited capacity of i he Stone House, it will be very necessary that reservations for the 7 o'clock dinner be made in ad- vance," stressed Secretary H. O. Williams. Any,one interested in i-'lumas County highways is wel- come t oattend, but should send reservations in to him at the office ,f the County Fair, Williams said. Recommeudations that the state committee makes following its study of roads and highways thru- out the state are expected to have a substantial effect ,on the road building program. iReport was given on County Chamber of Commerce member- ,qhips, showing dues collected are ranked as follows: Ciester, Por- tola, Quincy, Blairsden, Green- : ville, Feather River Canyon. Contract was awarded for the erection of ten highway signs, to be set up and paid for a funds are available, to advise motorlatt of ttle advantages of routes pat, ing through this county-. FoUr of these will be placed in Nevada, three in the San Joaquin and three in the Sacramento Valley. Williams gave a brief report on activities of the Highway 40 As- sociation, saying it spends around $100,000 a year to create the im- m'ession that 40 is the best route over the mountains. He read some of the organization's literature in which the Feather liver highway, lowest and most scenic route, was contemptuously referred to as "R,.md 24." WALLY REED NOMINATED TO HEAD CHESTER LIONS FOR YEAR STARTING JULY 1 The Chester [.tons Club met at the Bear Club Wednesday in regular session, Pres;dent Ed Neuman presiding, and a good .:ttendance present. Officers for the coming year were nominated as follows: Wa]ly Reed, president; Gordon Purdy, first vice president; Vince Young, second vice, and Harold Will;!ams, third vice; "Red" Morgan, secretary-treas- urer; Rolla Lucas, tail-tvister; Warren Metcalf and Leo Cos- tello, directors. Elect'on of the new officers will be held at the June 1 meet. A Ladies Night has been set for June 25, it was announced. WHAT! ANOTHER 25 BUCKS! Ehner West of Quincy was ap- prehended at Round Valley Lake on Sunday and charged with the possessicm of an over limit of black bass. Pleading guilty in the justice court of J. F. Standart at Green- vdle -m Tuesday, West was fined $25. The arrest was made by Game Warden Paul Kehrer. LEGION LADIES TO OBSERVE ANNUAL POPPY DAY THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK The annual Poppy Drive, con- dueled by members of the Amer- ican 1,egion Auxiliary Unit, with tte aid of the Greenville Girl Scouts, will be conducted this year on Thurslay f next week, May 26, according to Ruth Van lonk, committee chairman. The red crepe paper poppy, rep- lica of the Flanders Poppy, was officially adopted in 1921 as the Memorial flower of the American egion and Auxiliary. Through the years it has become the symbol of te deatthei m emoia$. IIwer. The poppies are hand made 'ex- clusively by disabled veterans of World Wtrs I and I1. It is made of paper to give the veteran a maximum amount of work and in- come, and in ninny cases consti- tutes the only source of income of a disabled veteran. Each year volunteer workers, members of the Auxiliaries, ffer these popies to the public, to be worn on Memorial Day, so that they can in this way pay tribute to the dead of the two wars. All contributions made by the public are used exclusively for the welfare of disabled veterans and their families throughout the stat of California. "o be prepared next Thursday,' advises Mrs. Van Ronk, "with your dimes or your dollars, to contribute to this worthy cause and provide members of your t'am- ily with a poppy to wear in mem- ory of our dead on Memorial Day." GALLUP REMINDS VETERANS EXEMPTIONS MUST BE FILED WiTH ASSESSOR BY JUNE 1st Veteran home-owners who have not yet filed application for their 31000 exemption for tax pur- r)oses are advised by C: J. Gallup, county veterans' service otficer not to wait until the last minute to do so. "The last minute," C-allup point- ed out. "is the last day 'of may. 3ut veterans who have let this important matter slide in previous years will bear out the wisdom o: seeiug their assessor about it at once. There is absolutely no chance to benefit by this substantial sav- iDg after May 31," J::, said. office h,:)urs, their wives may file' th(  appIic, tion for hem. This is possible for the first first time lhis year. Veterans whose property is val- ued at not more than $5000 are eligible for the exemption, pro- vidcd they apply for it in time. Proof of veteran status should ac- company the applicati,:m, particu- larly if it is the first one the ex- serviceman is making. He should also be able to provide a legal de- scription of the property. FAIR OUEEN CANDIDATES TO BE INTRODUCED AT COUNTY FREE PICNIC A clarion call for 30 girls to en- ter the 1949 Plumas County .l'air Queen contest was issued this week by the board of directors. First introduction of the candi- dates is slated for the free eoun- ty picnic set for Sunday, May 29, at the fair grounds, it was stated by Ernie Leonhardt, president of the Fair Board. As a specfal inducement to eli- gible candidates this year, a $1000 pot o' gold is being offered to be divided among the firsg six. The girl receiving the highes total number of votes will be named Queen and will receive ,o(O The other prizes in order are: Second, $200; third, $100; fourth, $75; fifth, $75; sixth, $50. ks another innovation this year the queen contestants may run s independent candidates, or may seek the backing of a irm or or- ganizatlion. The candidates will be permitted to make any arrange- ments with their sponsors for the disposal of prize money, which they may see fit. Au important meeting of the candidates will be held in the Fair office at 10:30 on Sunday, May 29, at which time publicity pictures will be taken and instructions will be issued, according t,o Secretary- Manager H. O. Williams. Girls may register at the fair office now, or can phone Quincy 30-R-2 for detailed information. ,K SEARCHING PARTY LOCATES SUMMER RESORT GUESTS LOST ON LAKE ALMANOR - Sunday, at the Lake Alma- nor Inn a  of visitors aon- sistinq of Dr. and Mrs. Saun- ders and their i 1-year-old daughter, and Mr. and Ms. Harvey Reeks of San Francisco, were lost on the lake for sev- eral hours. The party had left the boat dock at eleven o'clock in the morning, intent on fishing, and when the wind came up in the evening, and they still did not return, a rescue party put out to find them. Meantime the men, becom- ing alarmed, had put in to land on the point of the island on the seth end of the lake, and had put the women ashore. They then attempted to make their way back to the dock, but finally resorted to landing at ! the intake near P.G.&E.There ] they were found by the rescue i part-y, which then proceeded to find the women, who had : built a fire on the island and t  waited. The party was finally returned to the Inn at abo,ut 1:30 in the mornng. No one suffered from the exoerience, but all were relieved-to again be safely returned home. The rescue party consisted of Sheriff Mel Schooler, Deputy Sheriff Earl Phelps, Chet Wag- nor, "Slim" Siler of Canyon Dam, Dave Taylor and Dave Hughes of the resort, and F. E. Smith, operator of Almanor Inn SIXTH BIRTHDAY MARKED FOR DONNA HUGHS WITH PARTY ON SATURDAY Saturday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Ed Hughs a group s g atherto hel 't a S1X birthday oI Donna Hughs. The table was tastefully dec- orated for thd occasion and a beautiful cake bearing six can- dles served as a centerpiece. Following a session of game- playing and the opening of numerous gifts, refreshments of cake, ice cream and punch were enjoyed by the following: I Sandra and Susan Kresge, Gail and Sharon Sutton, Carter - Smith, Celia Ann Conger, Alice and Norma Hughs, Robert Hughs, and the honoree. PROCEEDS TO PROVIDE SUMMER SCHOOL PLAYGROUND FACILITIES FRIDAY - MAY 20