Two masked men entered the Susanville Post Office and, at gunpoint, forced the postmaster to hand over more than $1,200 in cash. The robbers escaped.
65 years ago
The Susanville Chamber of Commerce forwarded a letter to the War Production Board in San Francisco, requesting Southern Lassen County be designated as a housing area for Herlong defense workers. The Chamber complained the city did not have enough available housing to accompany the large influx of defense and timber workers.
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.
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