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All those years ago ...

From the pages of the Oct. 18, 1962 Auburn Journal
By: Compiled Anne Papineau
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‘Need better drains,’ says city official
A storm which broke records that had stood for more than 100 years left Auburn soggy but generally undamaged when the sun appeared again Sunday. Although no major floods or casualties were reported there was a “flood of calls” to the Auburn Police and Placer County Sheriff’s office Saturday as the storm reached its peak and city and county drainage facilities became inadequate to handle the run-off.
Calls complaining of fallen trees, stranded cattle, covered roads and various other storm-created problems kept city and county road crews working all through the day and evening.
Beer buyer for minors gets 90 days
COLFAX – George C. Davis
, 42, of Colfax, appeared in Colfax Justice Court Tuesday for trial before Judge Charles T. Crowe.
Davis, who had pleaded not guilty to furnishing liquor to minors when he was arrested after investigation of a fatal automobile accident on the Colfax High School campus, Oct. 5, was sentenced to 90 days in the Placer County Jail. This followed the testimony of two Colfax teenagers, who said Davis had made purchases of beer for them twice on the evening of the accident.
Funeral services were held in Quinn’s Sierra Chapel Friday for Donald Earles, 18, who died in a Sacramento hospital from injuries received in the accident, when the car he was driving around the high school football practice field went out of control and smashed into a tree.
Hugh Wallace visits mother
Hugh Wallace
was in Auburn this past weekend to visit with his mother, Mrs. Mary Wallace, retired Auburn City Clerk. Hugh operates a large diaper laundry in Los Angeles and his business associate is Bill Fain, also a former Auburn resident. Hugh Wallace and mother enjoyed dinner Sunday evening in Lou La Bonte’s elegant dining room.
Burglaries have familiar ring to local police
Auburn Police are investigating two burglaries reported Sunday in the Auburn business district.
Rankin’s Department Store was broken into sometime Saturday night and $3 in cash and about $20 worth of stamps were missing. Entry was gained by cutting a hole in the roof and ceiling of the store. Whether or not clothing items were taken was not immediately known.
The Smoke Shop on Lincoln Way was also entered and an undetermined amount of merchandise taken. Entry was gained through a ventilator.
INTERNATIONAL
FESTIVAL

State Fair Grounds, Sacramento
Admission $1
Featuring a Cast of 500, STARRING
TV’s Little
Old Winemaker
Bill Rase Show and Orchestra
TV Personality “Grouchy” Nelson
Joe Pallotta
and Orchestra
Linda Jordan, Lodi Wine Queen


Merging Traffic by Jan Fonseca
Charles Dusart
of Eden Valley, who supplies the trained donkeys for donkey baseball and basketball games, has donated his animals to the cause, for the Parents Club in Colfax.
The donkeys are fitted with protective shoes so that they may play in gymnasiums without causing damage to the costly floors.
Forty save horse from quarry pond
ROCKLIN
– Volunteer Fire Department members Saturday night rescued a horse from a quarry pond here.
The 1,100 pound animal, owned by Ken Ison of Rocklin, slid into the quarry as it was being unloaded from a trailer, and swam to a ledge about 20 feet from the top of the quarry. Some 40 men joined in pulling the animal to safety.

SAL’S
GENUINE ITALIAN
DINNERS

Pizza to Go or
On-the-Spot Service
175 Palm Ave., across from Palm Market
Examples of our menu:
Pastrami 65 cents
Spaghetti 85 cents
Lasagna $1.95
Manicotti $1.95
Vets Corner
Q:
How much pension is given to widows of privates who fought in the Spanish-American War?
A.: Rank of the deceased veteran is no criterion in determining the amount of pension paid to widows of Spanish-American War veterans. Eligible widows receive $65 a month. If they were married to Spanish-American War veterans at the time of their service in the war, the widows receive $75 a month.
Wrong answer costs Newcastle man $500 fine
SACRAMENTO – Adamaster P. Silva
of Newcastle paid a fine of $500 in federal court here after pleading guilty of making a fraudulent application for a permit to make wine. Judge Sherill Hulbert suspended $2,000 of a $2,500 fine and a one year jail term.
Federal agents testified that Silva stated in his application that he was married, and that investigation showed he was single.

LIKE NEW, 2 oven GE elec. Range. Turquoise. Meat therm. $135

Uniform sales fraud brings C of C
warning
Business and professional people in this area who use uniforms were cautioned by Gladys Rohl, secretary-manager of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, to be on guard against bogus uniform salesmen and their phony bargain offers.
According to Mrs. Rohl, this field has long been plagued with fraudulent operators who accept deposits on the purchase of uniforms but who never deliver anything. These imposters display impressive looking catalogs and order books and induce sales through “Two-for-one” or other bargain offers.
Loomis salvage yard draws neighbors’ ire
King’s Salvage Yard
on Co. Road 71 near Loomis came under fire again last week at the board of supervisors meeting, when residents of the area urged the board to revoke the license of the yard.
R.O. King, owner of the salvage yard, was present to answer the accusations.
… Objectors from King’s neighborhood said the yard is an eyesore and is lowering property   values as well as furnishing an attraction for an undesirable “flotsam and jetsam.” Leading the neighborhood crusade against the yard were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brown, Mrs. William Sittman, Mr. and Mrs. John White and Mr. and Mrs. David Bergquist.

HELP WANTED
WANT MAN
who may be retired, with mining knowledge, to assist in running tunnel on gold quartz claim. Write D. Polmanteer, Greenwood.
~ Compiled by Anne Papineau