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The Chester Progrexrive one in some laboratory will fashion a bit of the Thursd¢ W, eel !1, 1962 unique chemical called DNA, which is found ........ in the nuclei of all living cells and also in many viruses. DNA contains the genes, the fundamen- tal units of heredity, and is the "mother mole- cule" that shapes and directs the machinery of life. If man can fashion DNA in the laboratory, Publhhed every Thursday at Quincy, California, the County 5eat of Plumas County Member California Newspaper Publishers Assoc|atlon Entered in the Post Office at Quincy as 2nd class mall matter Stdbamr|ption $3 per year Rodney Alden, Editor & Publisher "'The County Ne'lospaper'" DNA This generation has seen the atom split, satellites put into orbit and a close approach made to flight to the moon. Is it going to see the greatest miracle of all creating of life by artificial means? Leonard Engel, writing an article in the current issue of Harper's, seems to think so. He seems to think that not only will low forms of life be created in test tubes, but means will be found to control heredity in animals--yes, eventually even humans. To an ordinary layman the whole idea seems utterly fantastic--too fantastic to be taken seriously. Well, there was a time when "You might as well try to fly to the moon" was equivalent to saying, "The whole idea is ridiculous to the point of absurdity." Now we're talking not about whether there are going to be flights to the moon, but when they will be made and who will make them first. Yesterday's absurdity becomes today's possibility a n d tomorrow's commonplace event. Even so, for human beings to create and direct the course of life, even human life-- In his article, entitled The Race to Create Life, Mr. Engel says: In perhaps as little as a year or two, some- he will create a chemical agent capable of initiating living processes and building up liv- ing tissue. In short, man will be creating life. Until recently, the synthesis of living matter in the test tube was regarded as an idea for science fiction rather than science• What has made the creation of living matter a genuine possibility is a remarkable new field of science, the chemistry of heridity. This is very different from the genetics most of us studied in biology classes, where we learned the chances, say, of a blue-eyed mother and a brown-eyed father hav- ing a blue-eyed daughter. The chemistry of here- dity asks a deeper question: How do genes carry the message of heredity, and how is the message translated into living tissues? In hardly more than a dozen years, many answers have been found. Research on the chemistry of heredity has revealed in impressive detail how genes make and shape life and has also shown how man on his own can go about creating the gene-bearing material DNA, and hence living matter. Use of DNA in the practice of more com- monplace medicine is predicted--as for inst- ance in the cure of cancer. DNA, incidentally, is a contraction of the words deoxyribonucleic (dee-oxy-rye-boh-nu-clay-ic) acid. It may be observed in passing that most of us not only will never be able to make it; most of us wi!l never even be able to pronounce it. Mr. Engel concludes: One day, someone--perhaps'a biochemist with an established reputation, perhaps a young man no one has heard of--will make a bit of stuff that acts and looks like DNA and is DNA, man-made. It will be a day to make one wonder at human curiosity and ingenuity and also a day to make one worry over the use to which man will put this unprecedented incre- ment to his already immense command over the forces of nature. Chester High School CAMPUS CHIT- CHAT The Senior Council held their first meeting Wednesday, Oct. 3 during first period. Those who at- tended were Gary Ford, Student Body President; Billy Joe Bunch, I Student Body Vice President; Lin- da Demaray, Student Body Secre- tary; Natalie Sabin and Sue Sin- clair, Senior lepresentatives; Jeff Waller and Robert Folk, Junior Representatives; and Bruce Carl- son, Sophomore Representatives. It was decided at this meeting that the C.S.F. would get the football concession with our game with Greenville which is also our Homecoming. The Junr Class will have the concession at the I Gary Secretary - Kolosich; Treas- urer, Donna Murphy; and Repre- sentatives are Jeanie Hunter and Tommy Andrew. Acting as president of the 8th Loyalton game. The Homecoming dance will be sponsored by the Block C, and the Sundowners will play the mu- sic. The Junior High and the Soph- omore officers were not available for last weeks column but the results are now in. The Sopho- more officers consist of Gary Smith, President; Lynn Meyers, Vice President; Carol Ann Brad- grade is Penny Rich who is as- sisted by Margie Bayle, Vice Pres- ident; Sally Reed, Secretary; Cheryl Wiser, Treasurer; and Re- presentatives Mark Tfffault and Sherrie Herrick. As for the 7th grade the Pres- ident if Doug Hasha; Vice Presi- dent, David Bradley; Secretary, Steve Finlay; and Linda Grab_l- man and Ralph Newman are the Class Representatives. y, Secretary-Treasurer; Paul t Sue Sinclair ffault, Cheerleader; and Bruce Carlson and Jo Ann Rogers are ,t Mrs. Lynn Bath reports bass the Class Representatives. fishing has been especially good Freshmen officers are President at Round Valley Lake for the Ronald Shaull; V i c e President, past week. Business and Professional Directory Greenville PROPANE GAS GAS APPLIANCES TANKS FOR ALE OR RENT 4 Magic Chef Gas Ranges 40oofe & Merrbt Ranges 4 Coleman Floor Furnaces -.-5 o r v i € o... PLOMs GAS & APPLIANCE Dial 5i-1011 15,5 Crescent St. Greenvilk II|I I I! GLENNqJ . .. BUSINESS MACHINE SRRVICR Typewters, Adding Machlnts, Cash Register Rced Gua Work Phone Greenville 284-3851 I • Auditing • A.e-r, tlng • Bookkeepiz • In.come PHILPOTT, BOSS & SEMER PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Beale Bldg. Philpott Bldg. Quincy Greenville Faced wth a DRItSNG PRO Perlmps Alcoholics Anonymous Can Help P,0,Box 566 -- Greenville or Phone d-g091 or 4-3522 WEFLY MEETINGS Open to the Public -- Fridays, 8 p.m. Methodist Ohurch MODEL LAUNDRY & DRY CI -EANERS Rev. Homer Hale--Putor Assembly of God, Greenville Phone 184-4561 (Wovlm on CamlNlon) Your Patrm. aptmmkted Quincy COTTER'S AUTO SERVICE SERV III me Bob Carmichael's TYPEWRITER SERVICE € Quincy, California PHONE 779 PLUMAS GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY Telephone 1010--Leonhardt Bldg. QUINCY, CALIFORNIA Serving Plumas, LauGh, Sierra Counties I REESE'S FURNITURE A. &. REESE Completo Line of Furnflure and Appces A.,'¢r'IQU1S REESE AVE. and HIWAY 40-A STATEwlDE MOVING PHONE 587 QUINCY IIII MInal Research Laborary 75 Mean S- Chester DICK HENRY REALTY 10 a.m. to 4 pan. Across from Flying A Statlol Listings Wanted Phone 258-512 I Quincy QUINCY VET CEIrrER Boarding Kennel, -- Vaccines Pet Supplies Livestock & Riding Equipment East Quincy Hfshway 40A Phone quincy esa West-weod FUI/amTON ELECTRIC Commercial and Residential Wir- ing. Electrical Repairs and Main- tenanee. Free Estimates. Reason- able Cost. Licensed Contractor• 221 Delwood eL 6-$202 Westwood, Calif. IASSEN HARDWARE SUPPLY I CLearbrook 6-3355 318 Birch Street Wsstwood SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINTS IEM GLO ENAMEL Super Kemtone Latex . . . Sulk Lleed Off • • • Bulk Turpentine LINOLEUM & TILE . . . GLASS HARDWARE Orovi]le DR. A. 1". DIETLE DR. C. M. cmlTIM OPTOMETRISTS e Theetre Bldg. 14111 Meyes .._.Cheder cwmT+ ,itors and three children. Every- ,A'AA. .A A-A. , '[oe reported a happy time. • The W.S.C.S. of the Chester 4 Larry Leaders was home for t. 00,,urc,,es • a short visit with his mother, Community Methodist Church met ...... ......... __ l m=rs. reen o westwood, a_arry CHURCH OF CHRIST oct. z m me cnuren parmr.-±nelis stationed near Fresno, where Charles Swan, minister meeting was called to order by the is an Airman Apprentice in Phone 258-2071, P.O. Box 38 Bibie study, Sunday 9:45 am. Worship service, Sunday 11 am. Evening service, Sunday 8 pro. Wednesday evening service at 8 pln." Ladies' Bible class, Thursday at 10 am. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Chester Sunday School 9:45 a. m. Morning Worship II:00 a. m. Sunday evening 7:30 p. m. Young peoples meeting Wed- nesday 7:30 p. m. Women's Missionary Council Thursday 6:00 p. m. Catechism, Thursday 6:00 p. m. WESLEYAN METHODIST FRED VAN TATENHOVE PASTOR Sunday 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Service 7:00 p.m. All Family Hour WEDNESDAY 7:30 pm. Mid-Week Service THURSDAY 7:00 p.m. Wesleyan Youth Sunday School, Sunday 9:45 SO:'dq BAPTIST CHUI.CH PASTOR ROBERT DOW2Y a. m. Worship Service, Sunday 11 a. m. Training Service 6-7 Sunday. Evening Service, Sunday 7:00 p. m. Prayer and Bible Study, Wed- nesday 7:30 p. m. OUR SAVIORS" LUTHERAN PASTOR MARK WOLFRAM Worship Servlee Sunday 9:00 a. m. Sunday School Sunday 10:00 a. ITI. COMMUNITY METHODIST PASTOR: P, EV. K.ETqNETH KNEPP Sunday School, Sunday 9:45 President Pearl Shaw. Devotions were read by Phyllis Waller. Af- ter a short business meeting the program study for the coming weeks was outlined by B e Folk, assisted by Phyllis Waller and Betty McClish. The subject of study is the book Isaiah Speaks. Twenty-one ladies were present. Refreshments were served by Phyllis Waller and Pauline Mor- ris. • A pot luck dinner was held in the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Chester, on Monday, Oct. 1, by the Wesleyan Methodist Mission- ary Society. After the dinner the revealing of secret pals was made known, many lovely gifts were ex- changed, and everyone had names for secret pals for the coming year. The birthday cake was ap- preciated greatly. There were 21 members present, with two via- a. m. Morning worship, Sunday 11 a. m. CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH Confessions before Mass, 9:30 a.m. the U.S. Navy. VALLEY Swim Club has available 9 memberships at $350.00 per membership After December 31, 1962 memberships wil be sold at $400.00 !i- __J J ill Roger's Funeral Home III . MAIN STREET • CHESTF_2 Ill SERVING CHESTER, WESTWOOD, C AR CREEK, III ..o 257-4414 COl .ECT DAVIDAND MOLLY ROGERS Iii Funeral Directors Ill Complet [ families r, 232 MAIN STREET CHESTER SERVING CHESTER, WESTWOOD, CLEAR CREEK, MINERAL, LAKE ALMANOR PHONE 257-4414 COLLECT Complete Funeral Services to meet the needs of all families regardless of financial means. YOUR (sabe plenty wampum this winter) Almost every home "leaks" heat--honest Injunl • Some heat slips through loose-fitting doors and windows. About 159g is lost through window glass. And up to 45% escapes through uninsulated ceilings! • By weather-stripping and insulating now, you can prevent much of your heat loss during the winter months ahead. By keeping draperies drawn and the fireplace damper dosed, you can stop still more heat loss. • This way you'll have a warm, wonderful wigwam every winter.., and save heating dollars, tool PG00E tww a and ltao ota O : ii