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From: "Billie C. & Anita 'Jean' Reynolds" <>
Subject: SVR 9/26/1934
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 17:31:49 -0800
SURPRISE VALLEY RECORD - CEDARVILLE, MODOC COUNTY, CAL
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1934
CAR GOES OVER GRADE IN PIT RIVER CANYON
A small sport roadster occupied by Al Griffith and his wife, of Los Angeles,
plunged over the grade in the Pit River Canyon, north of Alturas last Friday
and the car landed some one hundred and forty feet down the canyon. This was
another lucky accident for Griffith escaped with a broken shoulder and his
wife with a few minor bruises. Providence was with the couple, for the car
was going at a high rate of speed when it plunged over the grade, the
momentum of which carried them far out into the atmosphere, thus going over
the big boulders, which was in its pathway. It landed in the bottom of the
canyon in a place where there were no rocks. The Jarman Garage wrecker had a
hard time getting the machine back on the road. The car was not damaged to
any great extent, although the body was somewhat dented in several places.
GOLD EAGLE NOW IN the RAY ABRAMS ZOO
That solemn looking patriot confined in a cage back of the D. S. Denehys
Store, has created quite a lot of interest during the past week. It is a
Golden Eagle, which was captured some six months ago by Arthur Harris on his
ranch east of Eagleville. While a fledgling this monarch of the sky was
caught and caged. Since being captured, the eagle has grown to an enormous
size. It’s wing spread at this time is about six feet, while its height is
about 18 inches and weighed about 25 pounds.
The talons are over an inch and a half in length. The eyes are about the
size of that of a domestic cat and noting its somber penetrating gaze, no
one doubts why the Golden Eagle has been chosen as an emblem of our United
It was last week that Arthur came in to Denehys Store and asked ray Abrams,
the manager, if he wanted an eagle? "Dead or alive?" Ray asked. "A live
one," was the response, and Ray accepted it and now the mighty bird of prey
has a new cage and a new home. A rare bird and an interesting creature, this
bird will be kept by Ray, who expects to make it a pet.
FOUR INCHES OF SNOW FALLS OVER WEEKEND
Four inches of snow was reported on Cedar Pass Sunday morning. This snow
coming as it did with a driving rain Saturday night put to flight several
hundred hunters, who were camped in the nearby hills. The storm seems to
have been general and covered a large area and has proved a blessing to
drought stricken sections. At the T. H. Johnstone Company’s Weather
observation bureau a total of .52 of an inch of moisture fell.
Mrs. Will Greiner is suffering from blood poisoning in her left hand.
Norville Moyer, Betty DeCamp, marvel Woody, Miss M. McKeown, West Williams,
Forest Cantrall and many others have been confined to their beds with an
attack of flu that seems to be pretty well covering the town.
Little Janiel Boyd, who was recently operated on for ruptured appendix will
be able to be moved from the hospital to her home this week. She is doing
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Wilson were down from their ranch at Joseph Creek
Saturday; Keith recently returned from Inyon County, where he has been
working with the Biological Survey.
Ollie Vaughn left Monday morning for Modesto with a truckload of household
furniture for the John Hawkins family, who have recently moved to that
Charles Suggett of College City, a former resident of Surprise Valley is
here renewing old acquaintances and hunting his buck. Weather permitting.
"Pete" Young and Alva Adams were in from their wood camp in the Buffalo
The cattle are coming in from the range in large numbers due to the recent
storm and hunters. Eight inches of snow was reported on Snow Brush Grade
Mrs. Vern Linville of Redding is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. E.
Powers, this week.
Leslie Dees has been employed by Ben Johnson as a packer and guide during
the hunting season.
Shirley May Kuegman, sister of Mrs. F. L. Gifford, arrived here recently
from Monroe, Oregon and has entered the Senior Class of the Surprise Valley
Union High School.
NEWSY NOTES FROM NEW PINE CREEK
The passing of J. F. Sharrard took from our midst a No. 1 good citizen,
honorable and upright in every way. He was of a pleasant disposition and had
a smile and a word of cheer for everyone he met. He was a loyal Granger and
one that will be greatly missed in our community.
Joe Smith, our butcher, is going about town on crutches. He stepped on a
rusty nail and the wound has caused him a lot of trouble.
We failed to learn in time for last week’s items that, two of our young
folks were married, who were Martin Crawford, aged 75 and Mary A. Johnson,
aged 74, who were married by Judge Frank Duke of Lakeview. Mrs. Johnson is
the mother of Mrs. Patrick H. Gallagher, who is of a lovable disposition and
has many friends; the writer has known the groom for many years, who also
has many warm friends throughout the country. May their married life be a
happy one, with nothing but happiness and contentment. The writer joins
friends of this good couple in wishing them the very best in life.
The writer wishes to tell his readers a little joke on himself, about two or
three months ago, the Revenue Collector sent him a letter advising him that
$11.60 revenue was due him on spirits. The writer wrote back and advised him
that he was unable to figure out what this was for, that if it was due on
liquor, they must have taken him for another fellow; so he wrote back and
said that a Revenue man would call on the writer later. So last week, the
revenue agent called and asked the writer’s name, his mothers name, his
father’s, etc., and finally the writer asked him what it was all about and
he smiled and said "Well, we must have the wrong man," and went on to
explain that it was for moonshine, so he was informed that if it was for
that he did have the wrong guy, as the writer never made a drop of moonshine
in his life. So he explained that the man he was after had been convicted of
moonshining. The government imposes a certain tax per gallon. The moonshine
was made near Pendleton, Oregon and how the writer got on the list of
moonshiners is a mystery to him, so being that he has a name that is not
very common must have got him on the list, as the moonshiner that they were
after had the same name as the writers’
FORT BIDWELL HIGHLIGHTS
Mrs. Mary Manning has returned to the Robert’s Convalescent Home in
Lakeview. She was critically ill when she left here and we hope to hear of
her improvement soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Heryford accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Baty, motored to
Portland, where they spent the weekend on a combined business and pleasure
trip. They returned to their homes Sunday evening.
F. E. Bush has a broad smile this week for he is now granddad of a fine six
and a half pound boy, born to Mr. and Mrs. John Spalding, of Susanville,
Cal., September 17th, 1934. Mrs. Spalding was Miss Marjorie Bush, of this
place, before her marriage.
Billie C. & Anita 'Jean' Reynolds
Modoc County, California
"The Last Frontier"
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