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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 21st, 1944


Lassen County’s Cadet Corp in 1941 ~ Lassen Historical Society

Cadets Assist in Fund Drive
February 21, 1944

One of the most generous and spontaneous gestures of fund giving in Lassen county since the start of the war, followed a letter from the regional office requesting a 10-cent contribution be made by each cadet of the civil aeronautic war training school in Susanville for the Infantry Paralysis Foundation.

According to resident naval officer, Lieut. F. O. Reed, when he made the announcement to the boys, requesting a possible 25-cent donation if the felt able to afford it, instant and enthusiastic bidding resulted.

The boys raised each bid made to outdo one another in their contributions. Within an hour the sum of over $500 was raised, an amount totaling more than $6.50 per cadet. Two of the cadets were known to have contributed $25 each.

According to the officers at the school, the spirit of the cadets is even more noteworthy when taken into consideration wages amounts to $75.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 20th, 1963


On the yard at the California Correctional Center in 1963. The inmates are performing calisthenics, training for work with the Department of Forestry

Susanville Prison Center Will Open
February 20, 1963

Gov. Edmund G. Brown announced Monday that the new California Conservation Center at Susanville will begin receiving state prison inmates-trainees this week.

Brown said the $9 million center, designed to train inmates in fire control and conservation work was the first correctional institution of its kind in the world.

The center, with a capacity of 1,200 inmates, will serve as the administrative, supply and training center for the network of state conservation camps in inland Northern California.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 19th, 1951


Emerson Lake Golf Course in the 1960’s – from a photo postcard

Susanville’s Golf Project Warms Up
February 19, 1951

A special group of Susanville golf enthusiasts have been working for several weeks to insure a golf course for Susanville this coming year.

Possibilities being considered include leasing Four-Oaks golf course from Rollie Emersen, or of purchasing a new site and developing it.

Dr. C. I. Burnett, temporary chairman of the group, said that a general meeting of all interested will be called within the next few weeks.

L. V. Greenleaf is serving as finance chairman of the group, and J. E. Pardee as membership chairman.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 18th, 1951


Winter deer herd in the Honey Lake Valley, 1947 – Eastman Collection at UC Davis

Joint Sessions Held by Ranchers
Susanville Host To Financial Groups
February 18, 1951

Approximately 120 ranchers and stock men from Lassen, Modoc, Plumas and Sierra counties met at the Hotel Mt. Lassen Saturday for the annual stockholders’ meeting of the Lassen Production Credit association and Susanville National Farm Loan association.

T.S. Brown, Lassen county farm advisor, talked on the winter deer herd in the Doyle area, Charts were used to show the amount of feed available on forest public domain and in private lands in the area.

Frank McNichel, vice president of the Production Credit corporation of Berkeley, spoke on short term credit, outlining the narrow margin of profit made by cooperatives in the lending fields.

Arvin E. Boerhn, regional manager of the northern region for the Federal Land bank, gave a short talk on loans and interest rates and Walter C. Dean, president of the Federal Land bank at Berkeley, guest speaker, gave a talk entitled “The Farmer Goes to Wall Street.”

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 17th, 1960


Washington School in the 1950’s – from the Eastman Archive at UC Davis

School District Adopts Policy on Facility Use
February 17, 1960

Rules and regulations governing the public use of facilities of the Susanville School District was approved last week by the district board of Trustees with the superintendent William P. Trevethick evaluating the applicant purposes with final approval being made by the board.

The policy stipulates that public use of the facility will not interfere with school purposes, groups will be responsible for the school property and their conduct, and functions not serving a public purpose will be prohibited which includes subversive groups, Bible schools or religious discussions.

The board make exception to the latter in allowing groups associated with a given church, sect or religious denomination to hold functions of social or recreational nature.

A restriction was placed on commercial use of school facilities for commercial use where facilities for commercial use where educational value was a concern.

A restriction was also made for political use in that it will be granted only on the conditions that such meetings will not be inconsistent with other phases of the policy, will not tend to endanger the peace and safety of the community, and will be free of charge and open to all who desire to attend.

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