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MEAN TO (lee 00,EEP [ SUBSCRIPTION .---SO THE CHESTER PROGRESSIVE The Town with Its Future Before It--Located, on the North Fork of the Feather River--In Beautiful Noi-thern Plumas County Three months, $1; per year, $3; per copy, 10 IWONT OF THIS ! is, we understand, to revive interest in an initiative to go on the year with a view to horse racing and at time legalize bookmak- dog racing. It would be idea to provide State bookmaking and other =bling on a local op- and this is something go on the ballot-- won't. The biggest in- America isn't anxious largess with counties it would seem, insidious manner in racing (for the good is making itself val- Providing contributions institutions, is none too anyone but the race and operators . . the bookmakers. there was someone said: "A House Divided and there is no doubt the principle applies to Communities and even ,No guest was ever on- by a family argument-- a sense of courtesy his expressing his no town becomes as it could or grows if its energies are de- the destruction of the which would make and organized are peopld . . . and people imperfect. Hence to be dealt with con- and thoughtfully. One a battle by punching in the nose, and so know no one ever im- by belittling some of it. Recent world are daily emphasizing greater understanding action--and such pro- begin at home! • ILtate funds assured to a county engineer, the tlvities of the County will be deft- to little more than n an administrative ca- lf one man can super- of the county, why one man to supervise of the county as a City manager plan has throughout the the county manager g successfully and eco- in many places. man at an adequate sal- much more than five equat salaries and it Under those circum- xercis, the same con- exists in successful We believe such a step both progressive and and hope that steps in the near future tome such form of in Plumas County. tOday has the distinc- the best and in Plumas County Present plans for its going forward, it is hard to beat . . . Air to be the corn- the field of transpor- many other pro- is one the forward- munity of today should and preparing for. In n area especially, the the best In a and incidental accom- going to be the first vacationists and nation. Chester is any ground in estab- as one that serve the traveling We predict that the trs will show an even change in its growth Past two years. 41 I00IOTICE Permits not issued or Deputy Sheriff in the Seneca invalid. OOLER, Sheriff. >Volume Two--Number Seven Chester, Plumas County, Calif., Thursday, July 31, 1947 i:i:iL!!::!i? !?i:!:i:: Miss Mary Mazelin, Indidn Valley Queen candidate, tries her hand with a panful of gravel from Wolf Creek. Mary hopes to wn Queen honors at the coming Plumas County Fair, to be held at Quincy Auqust 15-17, and is making a stronq bid for the t;tie. Gold panning contests will of the featured events at the 1947 Fair. BOYS AND GIRLS RIDE YOUR OWN BIKE TO SCHOOL; OR WIN A WATCH IN SPARE MINUTES How about riding to school this fall on a brand-new bike? Or how'd it feel to be sporting 17-jewel wrist watch when you are asked for the time of day? Or maybe that pen and pencil set will be of help in your school work during the coming term! And besides these, we are giving you some nice merchandise certifi- cates with which you can make a selection of your very own for "Pop" or "Morn" or someone maybe even yourself. And you don't have to work hard. If you're a boy or a girl be- tween the ages of 8 and 80 you can qualify for one of the $500 FISHING FACT & FANCY By A. D. ALLEN Rports are to the effect that Lake Almanor fishing is improv- ing and a nnmber of good catches have been made recently at ley- nold's Camp, Almanor Inn, Wil- son's, areas in the Cove, and Bun- nell's, across from Wilson's. Herman Johanson of Fair Oaks SECOND DEFEAT SUFFERED IN GAME SUNDAY WITH GBAEAGLE BALL TEAM Sunday afternoon the local ball diamond was the scene of a tightly plaed and thrilling duel between the top teams of the league. The Chester Lumberjacks bowed to the Graeagle nine. When the dust finally cleared and the spec- tators were able to collect them. selves, the tally read: Graeagle 4; Chester 3. By capitalizing on the breaks stnd outhitting the locals, the boys fm Graeagle were just able to eke out their victory. It was any- body's game until the final ball was pitched, and the concensus of opinion is that Chester couldn't have lst to a btter team. The fi}st two innings were scoreless for both sides. Mark Wells, Chester ss, crossed the plate in the third to break the ice, and the score stayed 1-0 until the 7th. Graeale got several breaks and tw, good hits and pushed across three runs, scoring a fourth in the eighth. Chester then rallied in the ninth, but fell short of its goal by one run to lose its second game of the season. Bell, Graeagle hurler, turned in the outstanding performance for the visitors, giving up only five hits. I.gdon received for him. Maxey pitched ood ball for the locals, but allowed 10 hits. Leo Hoznour caught for him. Maxey struck out 4 while Bell struck out 5 hester batters. bineups: Graeagle: Gooney, 3b; Burrelle lb; Seal lf; Higdon c; Houser cf; White ss; Relles 2b; Meffley lf; Bell 1 Smith., umpire. 1'he local lineup: Devlin ,f; Hen- i dricks 3b; Hoznour c; Maxey p; ,Wells ss; Isbell cf; Wellenbrock rf; Alexander lb; Williams 2b. Murchison batted for Alexander in the seventh and oompleted the game on the initial sack. Officials has been oing his part early in for the day were Charley Hunter the mornings with spinners. One of t and Earl Smith, bases. his limits of 3 fish weighed over[' Next Sunday Chester will play 13 pounds--not bad for a spinner I,Herlong at Herlong and anticipate fisherman ]a good exciting game. Henry James of Susanville has! -- been having Butt Creek an41 HARY : OOBLE pOST 1o. has been taking some nice catches IS REPRESENTED AT home with him. Says fishing is DISTRICT THREE CONCLAVE good, but the big ones are hard to hold onto. The Westwood Legion and Aux- Stan Engle, who lives and tray- iliary units were hosts to a large els in a huse trailer, is back in nd distinguished aggregation on Chester again and has been get- .Sunday, when representatives of ring plenty of nice fish in the No. 111 units attended the convention worth of prizes being given away Fork. He is another ardent fly there of District 3, American Le- by the Chester Progressive and the] isherman and uses a special gion and Auxiliary. Indian Valley Record. I streamer fly from Allen's. His President Bertha Morris pre- Of course, the contests are quite biggest so far has been 6 pounds sided over the affair, assisted by separatewith a set of prizes for] spare-time workers in Chester and / "John Caryle of Richmond has ,Departmentalgant at arms,presidentLilne Brannamn,and ser- a duplicate set of awards for the[ been having good luck. Says he and Hzel Wardlow of Greenville. folks who work for the Record. i never has any trouble and knows Following reports from the vari- Turn to Page five of this issue where there are plenty if a person ' des units represented, brief ad- and read all about it . • • Then see knows how to get them. dresses were delivered by District Mrs. Goldie Irwin if you live in Mr. and Mrs. Albert Aldridge )f Commander American Legion, Chester  or telephone 11Mll  Clear Creek are on their way .to Jerry Pelnar; Dept. Service Offi- and if you live in Indian Valley, good fishing in Lassen Park. They cer, Charles Farington; Asst. call at the Reoord office and get were up a short time back and Dept. Adjutant, Gordon Lyons; your instructions and supplies, got a very good catch and are sure Dept. djutant, Don Clyde; and The ooner you start, the more of their success this time• Flies Department Commander Richard votes you'll have on the closing are their specialty, and they are Chambers• date, October 6, so begin using both very good fishermen. _ oil,owing a recess Lillie Bran- your spare time now and make it / A1 Irwin knocked off a nice namon gave a talk on the various your aim to win that bike or that I mess of big ones in the North Fork factors in Auxiliary work and told nationally known wrist watch! lllast Saturday. He wasn't using the delegates slated to attend tht ........... Allen's flies, but he knows how to State Convention, what they may handle the ones he does use. expect when they meet in Los TAYLORS RETURN TO SOUTH Rev. and Mrs. Harold Taylor I For those who have time and Angeles. The group also enjoyed l wish to express their appreciation lwant to go there, Grace Lake is a short talk on the government i to their many friends in Chester I the hottest spot at present. Svery and customs f Czechoslvakia by] for tne kind favors and enjoyable[ one reporting back from there has a native of that country, dressed occasions which has made their I had plenty of fish• If you don't in native garb for the occasion. stay here the last few weeks, a know where the lake is, call at New district three officers were real treat• They have returned to Allen's Store and he'll .tell you! elected for the ensuing term: Charles Bradbent of Chester Helen Robinson of Susanville, their home in Southern California, but promise they won't forget has a good fish story, and to prove president; Gladys Hutchins of "Chester folk." it he brought in his fish--a 20¼- Westwoogi, ice-presicent; Edith Rev. Taylor is assistant super- inch Rainbow. He hooked it twice Pelnar of Loyalton, 2nd vice pres- intendent of a Chirstian Home for and lost it (the last time lost his ident; Hazel Wardlow ¢of Green- orphan and underprivileged boys leader, too)--but the ,third time ville, historian; Dora Thrutchley in the southland and is also car- was fatal (to the fish that is), and of Westwood, chaplain; Juanita rylng on scout work there• ,4 he still had Charlie's hook and Austin of Quincy, sergeant-at- ..... leader in his mouth. He weighed arms; Lois Hartwell of Loyalton, ENJOY SLIGHT REUNION four pounds and was caught in musician; Frances McCann of Mr. J. W. Irwin and wife, and thee Feather river west of town. Quincy, marshall; Rome Abbot f Fred Harrison and wife, all of Samuel C. Smith of Saugus, who Susanville, secre.tary-treasurer. Vallejo, were week end visitors is building a summer home at the l Legion district officers elected here. Irwin is a brother of A. B. Wilson camp, was in Sunday and were: Russell E. Wing, comman- of Chester and formerly resided bought a nice double-tapered line. tier; Cliff Hutchins, 1st vice; Emil 'Seems he tried out his luck at Austin, 2nd •vice. George Pancers in this community. Other week end guests were Mr. fishing and now has the fever, was named as delegate to the ha- Dr. Bert W. Purdy and son are tional convention, with ,Russell E. and Mrs. Gil Curnow of Smith's Flat, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Linn and here from Huntington Beach on nephew Frank of Susanville. They I spent the evening visiting with the! A. B; Irwin and B. A. Hudson families, Mrs. Curnw, Mrs. Hud- son and the Irwin males being  brothers and sisters. Also included in the gToup were Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Metcalf, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griggs, his daughter and granddaughter, and Curnow's brother and wife. Frank Boone of Red Bluff was week end visitor here with his son, Dick. Mrs. Frank Boone ar- rived Sunday Uo accompany her husband home and help do a little bragging about their new grand- child, recently born to their daugh- ter, Mrs, Shirley McKenzie. an annual fishing trip. They are having good luck in Lake Almanor fishing with flies. Lester Foster, a contractor of Berkeley, and family, are up for a few weeks fishing and have had good fishing both in the Feather River west of town and in the lake. Chris Solid and h4s friend Lar- son Scholt are still enjoying good fishing here and were out again tfter the big vnes Sunday. Fishing as a whole is fairly good n all streams and lakes. Flies are the best lure from now until the end of the season. Mrs. Ruby Houlden and family of Chester are visiting her mother at Modesto for a time. Wing named as alternate. Following the sessions members tnd visitors adjourned to the 101 Club to partake of a delicious din- ner during which they were en- tertained by Peter Brusso, Louella Jones and Dick Mix. It was announced prior to clos- ing that the next district meeting will be held in Quincy October 26. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Yronberg of San Francisco and Frank Ruther- ford of Elko, Nev., spent the past week end here as guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Sheltren. uth- erford is the brother of Mrs. Car- rie Kappler of Chester and stopped here to see how she is progressing since her recent operation at the ] Westwood hospital, !.MARY MAZELIN LEADING IN CONTEST FOR QUEEN; TWO CHESTER GIRLS RUNNING One of the hottest races in his- tory for a Queen of the Plumas County Fair at Quincy, August 15,; 16 and 17, is cming to a boil, ac-i cording to Contest Chairman R. P. Zyskowski of Quincy. Seven candidates now are in the NEW CHAMBER IS FORMED WITH VIEW TO SECURING LOCAL BANKING FACILITIES Friday night, at the Green Pine Care, a Chamber of Commerce was organized upon the disband- ing of the Progressive Club, with the same officers serving the new organization. race with two more slated to file The club met with Mrs. C. M. : .............. .-.IChamberlain ,f the Indian V'llev entries, l:nls weeK. 1 lllliUltLll.J| • • , . _..,,- :.. ,-. ..... , ..... I Bank of Greenville' M I) Avoob of Gzeenflle and Dr R A (,reen represented and, likewise, county i "' '" , . .... ]  " man of Cheste as ts guests industries, service clubs and vet- " - - . erans' organizations are pitted! Mrs. Chamberlain was delegated .0;--.- ....... *h. {. *l hn*'la i to secure information on the form- to win with their ,own lovely can- mg of a bank, and upon advices diates for the queenship, from her another meeting will he • 'held to discuss the next steps to At the moment Mary Mazehn, i . . . . of Greenville, is leading, with lbe taken m ths pro3ect. Guard L Young of Chester s Bonnie Barnhill, Keddie-Quincy [ " • " • ' • • the president of the new organiza entry, close behind, and wth. Nor-I .... • • tion and announced that a mere ma Jean Self of Quincy, and Ims l bershp drve will be opened m th Sharp of Sloat. closer than tht.] " " " - '  near future th membership open Teddy Keller, 18-year-old Meadow t , "" " Valley girl; Dixie Perkins, 18, and] to all citizens of the community Anne Wurtzinger, both ,of Chester, I were late starters, but their sup- I porters are challenging all corn- I petition• ] A Weekly final and last-minute] count, made Wednesday night and  telephoned to this paper, is given in an adjoining column• Sectional and industry rivalries find the current candidates receiv- ing support as follows: Mary Nazelin, Greenville, Rltary and Lumber and Mining; Iris Sharp, Sloat VFW and the Livestock and Horse Breeders; Norma Jean Self, Quincy, 20-30, Rotary Li,ans, and Keddie Railroaders; Bonnie Barn. hill, Keddie-Quincy, American Le- gion, VIW and sharing the Keddiej railroad support with Miss Self; Teddy Keller, Meadow Valley, Bucks Lake Resorts; Dixie Per- and dues set at $5.00 a year. Finances remaining in the treas- ury of the Progressive Club were transferred to the new Chamber, in a sum of approxirnately $200, which will make any form of as- sessment unnecessary for a time. 'BABY' AUXILIARY OFFICERS INSTALLED IN CHESTER BY WESTWOOD OFFICIALS Before a good-sized crowd of Legionnaires and friends, the of- fleers of the newly formed Ameri_ can Legion Auxiliary, Harry Doble Post No. 664 of Chester, were installed Friday evening in an impressive ceremony conducted by the Vestwood Auxiliary. Those installed were Goldie J. Irwin, president; Inez Purdy, 1st kins, Chester, Lumber; Annelvice; Sally Young, 2nd vice; Ada Wurtzinger, Chester Lions Club• I Knight, secretary-treasurer; Maud ......... 1 Gay, chaplain; Emma Doble, his- FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY torian Nadine Hanson, sergeant- FOR YOUNGS' INFANT SON at-arms; Etta May Lyman, mar- Mr. and Mrs. Mel Speegle were t shall, and substitute for the set- , geant at anas business in Susanvi]le on - - " *" :Monday of this week. i Initiation of m0mbers into the The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. ;ard Young of Chester died in the Westwood hospital on Saturday moi'ning. The baby was born on Thur2day: of last week and was kept in an oxygen tentin an ef- fort to save his life. Funeral serv- ices were held from the L. D. S. church in Westvood Tuesday. The boy had been named Gardner Lee. STARTER AND GENERATOR REPAIR SERVICL  OPENED An addition to the rapidly de- veloping business section of Ches- ter, which will be welcomed by the m, otorists of the area, is the new organization was also conducted, and the ceremonies were followed by the exchange of 3ngratula- tions and serving of refreshments. Mrs. Bertha Morris, presidnt of District 3, presented a gavel to the baby auxiliary and each mem- ber was given 8, membership pin. The initiation team from Jest- wood included Gertrude Miller, musician; Mildred Reeker, ser- geant-at-arms; Dolores Dyer, 1st vice president Gladys Hutchins, president; Marl6 Shook, marshall; Mary Nobles, junior past presi- dent; Dora Thrutchley, chaplain, and Bertha Morris, installing ,of_ starter and generator repair serv- ice which is being opened up on 5  Road. The new business, opened up by Ted Slaughter, formerly with the Wincharger Corp. will be estab- lished in Mr. Shea's place and is planned for a future machine shop. .Slaughter is a brother-in-law of Iarry Shea's and a welcome addi- tion to the community. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carin and son and daughter of Los Angeles are spending their vacation at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wes Stone at Lost Creek. Donald Wagner and Jack Cat. ron of Chester are home fom the Westwood hospital following a tonsillectomy on Monday. I Mesdames Ann Vines, Hattie] Feasel and Ed Hughs spent the day in Rend Monday. ricer. Also present from VVestwood were Ruby Johnson, Marie Far- race and Gertrude Wunderlich. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith and Mrs. Mary Scanlon have gone to Los Angeles for a few days visit. They left Saturday. LATE BULLETINS Word was received just be- fore going to press yesterday, of the death of Berry Bunch of Chester, reported to have been killed instantaneously when a falling snag struck him as he was at work in the woods. Deputy Coroner W. C. Manes and Dr. 1t. A. Greenman had been summoned to attend the case, but were unable to reveal any detailed information. For the convenience of our Chester customers-- ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO RECEIVE PAYMENT OF" ELECTRIC SERVICE BILLS at FREEMYEBS APPLIANCE STORE UTiL]T00-Y-. 'SERvIC T E