All those years ago ...

From the pages of the Auburn Journal, Oct. 11, 1962
By: Compiled Anne Papineau
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‘Unloaded’ gun wounds pregnant wife in bed
Mrs. Frances Leonard
of Newcastle, 19, and seven months pregnant, was in serious condition at Sutter Memorial Hospital Wednesday after being shot accidentally by her husband as he played with a .38 caliber revolver in bed.
Mrs. Leonard lives with her husband, Sidney, at the Shady Acres Trailer Court on old Highway 40 near Newcastle.
Leonard called police Saturday night in a near hysterical condition to say he accidentally shot his wife. An ambulance from Chapel of the Hills took Mrs. Leonard to Highland General Hospital in Auburn where she was treated for a gunshot wound in the left side of her head and then transferred to Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento.
Leonard said he was cocking the hammer as he and his wife lay in bed, after removing the shells from the revolver, when the “unloaded” gun went off, wounding Mrs. Leonard. (Editor’s note: To be continued.)
Auburn hires SF firm as consultant
The City of Auburn has hired a firm of municipal financial consultants to help plan methods of financing capital improvements. The decision was made Tuesday night at a meeting of the Auburn City Council.

Dining Room
Fried Chicken or Fresh Trout
Adults, $1.75
Child’s Plate, $1
4 miles east of Foresthill

Barbers bag two big rattlers
Any rattlesnake is one too many, but when County Planning Director Fred Barber and son Fred Jr. went to Folsom Lake Sunday they encountered a pair of the reptiles.
On a wood cutting jaunt near Horseshoe Bar Road, the Barbers heard a rattlesnake in the bushes. Fred Sr. shot it with a .22-caliber air rifle. The snake was 45 inches in length. This was almost enough to terminate the trip, he said, but they continued to cut wood. On the way back to the car, Fred  Jr. saw another rattler and killed it with the same rifle. The second snake measured 49 inches in length without its head, which had been cut off before they were measured. It had 17 rattles.
Neither Barber had ever encountered a rattlesnake before, so they proudly brought them home for mounting.
It is not known what the lady of the house thinks of the project however.

Due to the abnormal subject matter of this motion picture no children allowed with or without their parents.
Special uniformed police will supervise admissions.
3 Big Days
State Theatre, Starting Oct. 14

Munoz sells first 1963’s for Lemmon
Frank Munoz
, a member of the Lemmon Chevrolet sales staff for four years, had the honor of selling the first 1963 Oldsmobile and Chevrolet pickup.
Munoz delivered an F-85 four door Olds sedan to Mr. and Mrs. Grady Cierely of Georgetown and a new half-ton pickup to James H. Robertson of Oakland.

Two resign in prison food theft
Two prison guards, Donald Epperson of Auburn and Clarence Hines of Orangevale, have been forced to resign in an investigation of the theft of canned goods from Folsom Penitentiary, according to Charles E. Casey, assistant to Walter Dunbar, state director of corrections.
Casey said that 85 cases of food processed at the prison canning plant were found in Epperson’s home and the matter has been turned over to the Sacramento county district attorney.
He said three more Folsom Prison employees may be implicated in the disappearance of the food, mostly gallon cans of peaches and tomatoes, valued at $350.
Epperson said yesterday that the canned goods taken by him had been rejected and would have been carted to the prison dump.

Penryn sailor aids pickup of Astronaut
Bobby Harris of Penryn, who is serving aboard the USS Kearsarge CVS 33, assisted in the final pickup of Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., following his pinpoint landing 275 miles northeast of Midway Island last week.
In a report from Long Beach, Mrs. Harris described the tension that affected the navy wives whose husbands were involved in the pickup.
Many of them assembled in homes to watch the countdown and to pray for Schirra’s safety and a successful flight.
Schirra completed six orbits in a flight called “textbook perfect” by space officials.
An aviation boatswain’s mate second, Harris is the son of Mrs. Orra Merker of Penryn.

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Or prepare
By Communist Infiltration or do nothing?
Fred Nagel believes in the Monroe Doctrine
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Clipper Gap Clippings
By Beth Davis

MAKING CHILI together one day at the E.J. Miller home were Rhoda Peterson, June Snyder and her mother, Mrs. Miller.
MRS. CHESTER McKenzie and Rhoda Peterson spent a day in Sacramento.
ENJOYING the Slim Trim class at the Auburn Recreation Hall last week were Della Shapiro, Rhoda Peterson and Mary Sweeny.
DRIVING to Grass Valley recently and enjoying some window shopping and lunch there were June Snyder and Rhoda Peterson.

Hindu Dancers
in Sacramento Oct. 16

The world famous Uday Shankar will bring his Hindu dancers and musicians to the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday evening.
… All of the members of the Shankar troupe are high caste Brahmans who have been granted an exception which permits them to appear in public performances in alien lands since they so perfectly express the culture of the Hindus.

WE NEED RAGS again. 8c lb. for clean cotton rags. No pants, socks, blankets, curtains or corduroy. Used for cleaning machinery. Auburn Journal.

WISE INVESTORS, here’s  your chance to purchase 4.5 acres with 3 two-bedroom homes and one guest house already built on it. This property is in the city limits in the area of Auburn that is still growing. The price is extra low at $25,000 with only $6,000 down.