Lassen County’s apple farmers declared war on the insects that had been ravaging their orchards. Twenty-thousand boxes of apples were ruined, almost crippling the industry.
The newspaper called on readers to help assist the farmers in order to get the county’s apple industry back on track.
The Army selected Lassen College as one of 10 institutions to instruct an experimental pilot training program. The pilots were trained in the classroom before getting permission to fly.
The Lassen Advocate suggested anyone who kills, catches, or destroys salmon, trout or brook trout during the spring should be fined $100 and jailed for 100 days.
65 years ago
Mrs. James McDonald, of Fall River Mills, was injured when her plane crashed into power lines near Susanville Airport. It was the second accident of the same type in four months.
The entire business portion of the town of Johnsville in Plumas County went up in flames. Thirteen buildings were burned with the loss estimated at $35,000 due to the fact they were only partly insured.
65 years ago
As a protective measure against the theft of tires, a high-valued item due to war rationing, it was recommended that numbers be branded on tires in order to trace them if such a theft occurred.
Deal and Davie Service announced it had the tools needed to do the branding at its establishment on Main Street in Susanville.
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