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All those years ago ...

From the Jan. 3, 1963 Auburn Journal
By: Compiled by Anne Papineau
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Jesse James career recalled by discovery
of poster here

The recent discovery here of a poster offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of Jesse James, recalled a number of incidents in connection with the life of the notorious outlaw.
The poster was found in a storage warehouse by M.C. Reynolds, a Newcastle carpenter. It carried the words, “$5,000 reward,” in large type above a picture of the bandit.
Below the picture the poster reads, “Jesse James wanted for train robbery. Notify authorities at Liberty, Mo.”
The picture is on display at Champ’s Four Corners Restaurant. A number of requests have been received to purchase the poster, one reportedly coming from as far away as Arizona.


Woman suffers arm fracture in fall
Mrs. F.B. Logan of the Ophir district suffered a fracture of her left arm near the shoulder Monday when she fell in her home.
Mrs. Logan was taking down Christmas decorations when she fell from a bench on which she was standing.
 

Youth hurt in New Year’s Eve accident
Mike Worthing
, 16, of Auburn, suffered head injuries which required 13 stitches when the car he was driving skidded off the Wise Power House Road New Year’s Eve. Riding with Worthing were three other Auburn youths, who escaped with minor cuts and bruises. They were Steve Randall, 16, Lloyd Berg, 16, and John Logan, 16.
Worthing was taken to Highland Hospital by the Chapel of the Hills ambulance and later transferred to Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento for examination by a neurosurgeon. He was still in the Sacramento hospital Wednesday.
Young Worthing works at Worthing’s Texaco Station on Highway 40, which is operated by his father, Harley Worthing. No citation was issued by the Highway Patrol but the case is under investigation, it was learned. California Highway Patrolmen E.E. Kynaston and H.K. Arnold investigated the accident.
 

Engle pushes for Auburn Dam, will have bill
in coming session
Senator Clair Engle
said he plans to introduce legislation for the proposed Auburn Dam in the forthcoming session of Congress, terming the local project the most important California water legislation facing the new congress. In a telegram Engle said the dam would provide additional water and additional electric power for the Central Valley’s project.
He pointed out that the proposal calls for a canal to carry water down the east side of the valley, extending initially as far as the Stanislaus River.
Flood protection was another reason advanced by the senator of the project.
A telegram to the Journal, outlining the prospects of the legislation in congress, is as follows:
“The proposed Auburn Dam-Folsom South reclamation project is the most important California water legislation facing the new congress.”


Wrenn studies new fair site
Farrell Wrenn
of Auburn, president of the California State Fair and Exposition, is currently engaged, along with Gov. Edmund G. Brown and other state officials, in a study of a report on the proposed new State Fair site.
The report proposes relocating the state fair on a 1,086 acre tract near the American River at Sacramento. A $33,700,000 financing program is outlined.
Among the proposed projects on the ground are a 30-acre lagoon, two 18-hole golf courses, tracks for horse racing and auto racing, an indoor livestock center, a botanical garden, a fashion center and an amusement park.
 

Butch Enkoji is Auburn area athlete of year
Butch Enkoji
, a 5-6 dynamo who weighs in at less than 150 pounds, and whose illustrious athletic career covers nearly half of his 19 years, is the Auburn Journal’s 1962 choice as Auburn Area Athlete of the Year. About to begin his fourth and final semester at Sierra College, the former star from Placer and Del Oro High Schools has one more season of junior college baseball ahead of him before he moved on to complete his college education.
Butch, the son and only child of Mr. and Mrs. James Enkoji of rural Loomis, plans to complete his schooling at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, a small coeducational college which Butch chose for its preeminent school of optometry in which he plans to enroll next fall.
 

First class letter to cost 5 cents mailing charge after Jan. 7
The new nickel letter rate recently enacted into law, and which becomes effective Jan. 7, is the same postage rate Americans paid for letters when the United States issued its first postage stamps 115 years ago, Postmaster Jack Walsh said yesterday.