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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – November 22, 1931

The Elks Lodge in the late 1930’s from an Eastman Studios photo postcard.

Elks Plan Meet in Reno Tonight
Many Members From Susanville to Attend
November 22, 1931

Led by Hardin Barry, exalted ruler; more than 100 officers and members of Susanville lodge of Elks, will meet with Reno lodge tonight at an intercity meeting, when the initiatory rites will be conferred, and entertainment program provided for the visitors and ladies.

The Lassen county delegation will arrive here soon after 6 o’clock, by automobile caravan, and at 7 o’clock, a buffet dinner will be served at the Elk’s homes. This will be followed at 7:30 o’clock by a half hour’s musical program at the lodge room by the high school orchestra of 40 pieces under the direction of Rolla V. Johnson, head of the music department at the school. At 8 o’clock, the visiting ladies will be guests at a theater party at the Majestic.

From 8 to 10 o’clock, the initiatory degree will be exemplified by the officers of Susanville lodge on a class of four candidates consisting of Harry Frost, George Siri, Louis Rosasco and Dr. M. B. Alden.

An informal dance will follow from 10 to 1 o’clock for the members of the two lodges and their ladies.

A special tie of fellowship exists between the Reno and Susanville lodges, local Elks declare, as a large number of the members of the Lassen organization were formerly affiliated with the Reno lodge prior to the institution of the Susanville lodge. Frequent intercity visits have been made.

One of the largest gatherings of recent years by Reno lodge is indicated, S. H. Cooper, exalted ruler said last night, with a large representation of members from nearby cities expected.


LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – November 21, 1930

Looking south at the intersection of Main and Lassen streets. -Eastman Studio Postcard

Susanville Reports Shoplifters Active
November 21, 1930

Shoplifters became active here during the past week, it became known today when a number of merchants reported the loss of merchandise from their counters.

Two men thought to have been “working” this community went into a local store yesterday and, while one tried on a pair of shoes, the other stole merchandise from counters in the front part of the establishment.

This rash of thievery follows several commercial burglaries in the Milwood district which have left local merchants on edge.

On Tuesday a second-story man gained entry into a pharmacy through an upper window and removed from the premises cash, merchandise and narcotics.


LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – November 20, 1930

Entrance to Lassen Park in 1925 ~ National Park Service photo

Susanville Finds Height of Nerve
November 20, 1930

The height of nerve. Thieves Saturday night stole State Highway Patrolman T. W. Birmingham’s white flivver sedan while he was purchasing some cigarettes preparatory to attending the state’s school for patrolmen in Sacramento.

The car was found later on a highway near there, wrecked.

Birmingham was in anything but a jovial mood today as a result of chiding.

Optimism Voiced by Congressman

Congressman H. L. Englebright from this district , in an interview granted today, stated that he was certain of a great change for the better in America’s unemployment situation next February.

Englebright also told of plans now underway for the construction of a million dollar resort and hotel accommodations to compare with the best of America’s national parks for the Mt. Lassen volcanic national park, near here. Actual construction operations would not begin for some time, however, Englebright said.


LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – November 19, 1932

The town of Ravendale in 1937.
From the Eastman’s Archive at UC Davis.

Two Accused
Robbery on Lonely Road Charged
November 19, 1932

Harry Tate and F. W. Moorman were held to answer in the superior court following their preliminary hearing before Justice Godman at Ravendale.

Tate and Moorman are charged with the robbery of Roland Ward, driver of a truck for the Susanville Bottling Works, on a lonely stretch of road near Madeline. The accused men gave their address as Klamath Falls, Ore.

Twelve Ask Job
Honey Lake Post is Highly Popular

To date, there are 12 petitions being circulated by candidates for the position of constable of the Honey Lake township to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Tremain.

Those petitioning for the position are Ford Clark, H. Pettenenelli, A. Ganyon, G. R. Dobyns, T. Clement, L. Hemler, S. Ancelli, E. Minchell, L. Dozier, George Dieter, E. M. Wilson and E. Bennett.

The board of supervisors will meet Monday, when an appointment will be made.


LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – November 18, 1932

Hallelujah Junction in the late 1930’s from an Eastman Studios postcard.

Bandit Wounded in Holdup Attempt
November 18, 1932

T. Stoy, who operates the service station at the intersection of the Susanville and Loyalton highways, north of Reno, yesterday shot and wounded a man who attempted to hold him up.

The bandit drove up to the filling station, got out of his car and ordered Stoy to put his hands up. Instead of complying, Stoy drew an automatic and shot the man.

The wounded man jumped into his car and fled toward Reno, Stoy said.

Local police and the sheriff’s office had not apprehended the man last night.


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