All those years ago ...

From the Auburn Journal, Thursday, Sept. 20, 1962
By: Compiled Anne Papineau
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Worker hurt in freak
Phillip Twitchell
, 38, of Grass Valley is responding satisfactorily to treatment this week at Highland Hospital after suffering a skull fracture in a freak accident while working with a utility company at Meadow Vista.
Twitchell was working with two low-sagging wires across County Road 124-A when motorist Clifford Richardson of Meadow Vista drove into the knee-high low wire. The worker was flipped into the air by the force of the blow, landing on his head on the roadway. His protective helmet had come off as he spun in the air.
The construction crew was realigning power lines for a works program on the county road when the accident occurred. PG&E safety officials at Marysville and San Francisco are conducting an investigation of the mishap.
GOP Women name
winning word makers
Contestants in the word game sponsored by the Auburn Republican Women’s Club at their Auburn Fair booth, proved that over 300 small words are contained in the big word REPUBLICAN.
With Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as authority for the words, they ranged from the one letter “a” to long words such as peculiar, publican and republic. Winners in each age grouping were: 8 to 10: Kenneth Frank of 181 Electric St., Auburn, with 75 correct words; 11 to 13, Martha Solomon of 86 Carolyn St., Auburn, with 93 correct words; 14 to 18, Ginnie Mutchler of 885 Lincoln Way, Auburn, with 200 correct words; and in the over 18 group, Dr. H. Lloyd Dixon of Auburn, with 307 correct words.
Each winner will receive a 50-star, 26-inch-table model silk American flag.
Former stage coach driver celebrates 89th birthday
A former stage coach driver in Mariposa County happily celebrated his 89th birthday last Saturday at a birthday celebration arranged by friends and neighbors. Mr. E.T. Phelps, a spry “young man” who still does his own gardening, was the guest of honor at the home of Annie Smith, 140 East St. A birthday cake was baked by Mrs. Myrtle Dove and cut with appropriate ceremony by the still active “near ninety” gentleman.
Those who gathered to honor a “very good neighbor” were Mr. and Mrs. Nobel Dove, Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Ramsey, Mr. El Phelps, son of the honored guest and Mrs. Virginia Fippen who supplied ice cream for the occasion.

(Photo caption): Mountain hide-out of Thomas J. Keegan, near Weimar, was scene of his “salvage operation” where hundreds of items were brought before being disposed of to junk dealers in the Sacramento Area. Keegan was arraigned last week after a mine owner caught him on mine property and induced him to show where some the mines’ missing property was located. Keeagan admitted to sheriff’s officers that he had stolen property from mines, cabins and construction companies in three counties. Police of El Dorado, Sierra and Placer Counties are still investigating the case. Remains of melted telephone cable was found at the scene and reclaimed by the Telephone Company.
’Teen Dance
Friday, Sept. 21
With Bobby Raymond and the Rebounds
Auburn Fair Grounds
Two awarded UC
Scholarships were awarded to 736 students for study at the University of California in Berkeley this fall, according to Chancellor Edward W. Strong.
Among those awarded scholarships were two students from Placer County, Clauda Kay Larson of Auburn and David R. Fritschi, Jr., of Tahoe City.
Most scholarships were increased this year from $400 to $500. This will pay about one-third of a student’s expenses for the year.
County to employ laboratory aide
Placer County is seeking a non-technical laboratory assistant, to work 30 hours a week at $1.25 per hour.

One pair of house flies is capable of producing 161 septillion descendants in one summer.

The Auburn Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which is to be dedicated Sunday is basically a wooden frame building on a heavy concrete foundation. The walls are fully insulated and covered with plywood and a facing of Roman brick. The roofs are trussed gables, fully sheathed.  … A terra-cotta panel in gold highlights graces the bay window at the front, and small panels of the same material highlight the front elevation below the window.
Mormons to dedicate Auburn chapel Sunday
The 400 Auburn area members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Sunday will dedicate the Auburn Ward Chapel which they have built literally with their own hands on Fulweiler Avenue.
The dedication, under the direction of William J. Critchlow, Jr., assistant to the Council of the Twelve Apostles, is scheduled for 7 p.m.

LOST: Child’s Rosary beads, light brown plastic btwn. St. Joseph’s School and Douglas Drug., Thursday, Sept. 13. Sentimental value of World War II.

HARRY ROSENBERRY AND FAMILY of 191 Reamer St., Auburn, on Sept. 22, 23, or 24, are cordially invited to a see a free movie at the State Theater. This invitation is made through the cooperation of the State Theater and the Auburn Journal. Please present a clipping of this ad to the doorman, and enjoy the movie as our guests.

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