All those years ago ...

By: BY Anne Papineau, Journal Staff Writer
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50 years ago in the Auburn Journal Late June, 1962 Fox family injured in boat fire Eight Auburn residents suffered burns Sunday afternoon when their boat exploded and burst into flames near the Rattlesnake Bar of Lake Folsom. Taken to Highland General Hospital were Dr. Kenneth Fox, an Auburn dentist; his wife, Georgia, and children Ellen 12, John, 7, Kurtis, 12, and Otto, 6. A friend of the children, Kelly Ridolfi, 10, and Rose Mary Greyeyes were listed as out patients. ?. Rangers from the Auburn station of the California Division of Forestry reported they were still investigating the mysterious explosion which burned the boat down to the water line. The boat was described as a 22-foot cabin cruiser, and cause of the fire was reported as a probable gasoline leak near the motor. Firemen said the boat was a total loss. Auburn store is ransacked Auburn police received a report Monday from Nelson Poole who said burglars had ransacked the office of the Sprouse Reitz store on Grass Valley Highway. Police reported the office was apparently searched for money, but none was found and no merchandise was taken from the store. Placer cherry harvest ends Harvest of the Placer County cherry crop, most of which is handled through the Auburn Fruit Exchange, was completed last week, just in time to escape rain damage. Jack Denhart, manager of the Auburn Fruit Exchange, said that the crop was fair this year, with a high percentage of doubles, especially in the Bing variety, but was short of 1961. He said the cherries shipped to the Eastern markets brought good auction prices, but the cannery price was unsatisfactory, being only 12 cents a pound, compared with 13 last year, and 14 and 16 cents in the years immediately preceding. Youths jailed for shouting at prisoners Five youths ages 16 to 19, from Loomis and Roseville, were arrested Monday for standing in front of the county jail and shouting to the prisoners. They were taken into custody by Lt. Joe Ashworth, the jailer. The two 16-year-old youths were released to juvenile authorities. The others appeared Tuesday before Judge Eugene T. Erskine in Auburn judicial district court. All three pleaded guilty and each was fined $52.50 and sentenced to 10 days in jail. Food care in hot weather After grocery shopping in hot weather, it?s especially important that you hurry home with foods like meat and place immediately in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Garbage charges raised at Lincoln The Lincoln City Council has increased the monthly garbage collection and sewer charge to $1.50 a month. The increased is expected to take care of special work on the reservoir and storage plants, and the cost of the city dump, which has been operating in the red for two years. Eden Valley News\ By Mrs. Myrtle Boodt, phone Colfax, Diamond -2326 Everybody wants to know what happened to the column last week. It was just one of those things. Not enough time in the day to do everything that had to be done. And when a project like Bible school is in the air, that is the task at hand, and not enough hands to do it, so something had to give. Early on this June morning everything that was alive was making some sort of song of thanksgiving for the beautiful dawn. The lone wild quail, so lovesick and forlorn, sat in the treetop, making his lonely wailing as if to ease his broken heart. ~ Anne Papineau