Looking Back, June 16, 2010

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

25 YEARS AGO

MT. SHASTA, June 19, 1985

King Videocable announced that monthly rates for the 4,200 subscribers to the cable system will go up from the current charge of $9.65 to $10.10 per month as of July 1. Rates for premium services, such as Home Box Office, remain the same.

Mount Shasta Elementary School District board members, wanting teachers’ salaries to keep up with the cost of living and to attract and keep good teachers, granted a 4.5 percent pay raise for the 1985-1986 school year, plus a five percent hike next year. Teachers with 15 years of service will get a $500 anniversary increment added to their yearly salary.

WEED, June 19, 1985

Siskiyou County’s infant apple-growing industry in Shasta and Scott Valleys has lost 70 to 100 percent of its crop this year. The crop loss, estimated at $135,000, was due to freezing weather conditions.

The Western Wood Products Association reported that lumber production for the week ending June 8th was at 336 million board feet, or 69 million more than the previous week. But shipments were reported at 298 million feet, a decrease of 51 million feet from the week before.

DUNSMUIR, June 19, 1985

Five girls will be in the spotlight Thursday night as the annual Miss Dunsmuir Sweetheart Pageant kicks off the 1985 Railroad Days celebration. The contestants are Debbie Heiser, Paula Kay, Sherry Sutton, Adrianne Arata and Christy Shields.

Bill Mei was presented the Dunsmuir Businessperson of the Year award for 1985 at a luncheon held at the House of Glass on Thursday. Mei owns Mr. G Fashions and is a longtime Dunsmuir resident.

After more than a year of sitting vacant, the California Theatre is getting ready to welcome movie-goers again. Stan Strain, manager of the Palace Theater in Weed plans to show new films in the 500 seat theater. Doors will open at 7 p.m.; the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $3.50, adults; $2, senior citizens and kids under 12. Dick Reinsch will manage the theater.                                                                                                    

45 YEARS AGO

MT. SHASTA, June 17, 1965

United States Plywood Corporation Friday announced the closure of the company owned hospital at McCloud, effective July 1st.

Bert Tassie, operator of the Lassen Lane Saw Shop in Mount Shasta, is purchasing Lopez Enterprises from Robert Lopez and will rename it Tassie Sales and Services.         

Mrs. Ed Williams entertained recently at a coffee party at her home for all former McCloud telephone operators, who had operated on the old switchboard. Those present were Mesdames Alice Whan, Nell King, Irene Correa, Evelyn Wylie, Rita Kirk, Betty Bailey, Eva Robinson and Marion Havard.

WEED, June 17, 1965

President Johnson broke the tradition of 173 years when, in a special message to Congress, he asked that silver be eliminated from dimes and quarters and that it be sharply reduced in half-dollars. Under the new plan, the silver would be replaced with copper and a nickel-copper alloy. President Johnson said the public would start seeing the new coins “sometime in 1966,” if Congress acts swiftly.

Over 5,000 books have been moved from the small cramped quarters of the Weed Branch of the County Library to new remodeled quarters at 113 Main Street, which will open June 18th.

DUNSMUIR, June 17, 1965

Southern Pacific’s Shasta Daylights, operating daily in each direction between San Francisco and Portland, resumed their summer schedules Thursday. Continuing to operate throughout the year on the same route will be the Cascades, SP’s pair of overnight streamliners.

This year’s Dunsmuir Railroad Days events include the University of California Marching Band parade, entertainment at the bank building, carnival, Old Timers and SP Safety Picnic, kiddie parade, variety show, square dancing, teen dance, 1950 DHS class reunion, baseball games, Rotary shoe shine booth, refreshment booths, and annual Railroad Days parade.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

65 YEARS AGO

MT. SHASTA, June 14, 1945

Felix Gaspari is improving his place in Ream Avenue by the addition of rock walls, curbs and a fountain. Pete Mazzi, local rock mason, is doing the work. Mr. Gaspari plans on having trout in the fountain pool.

W.S. Kilpatric Store Father’s Day Sale – Leather bill folds, 98 cents to $2.98; shaving sets, $1.19; belts, 59 to 98 cents; dress shoes, $3.98 to $5.29; socks, 25 to 49 cents; suspenders, 95 cents; ties, 59 cents to $1.49; shirts, $1.98 to $4.98; sport coats, $12.75 to $16.90; sport slacks, $4.98 to $8.90.

WEED, June 15, 1945

Romano Pastega, Frank Groppi and Joe Paletta enjoyed a days fishing trip at Stewart Springs Thursday. All reported good catches.

A large group of friends of Mrs. S.P. “Grandma” White met at her home Saturday afternoon to honor her on her birthday. Mesdames Katherine Perry, William Mealiff, Harold Strother and Jim Kelly helped Mrs.. White enjoy a lovely birthday cake and ice cream.

DUNSMUIR, June 15, 1945

Thirty-seven men will leave  Monday from Dunsmuir for Camp Beale, to be inducted into the armed forces.

L.A. Smith and Robert Vacent of the Siskiyou Cleaners announce they have taken over the cleaning department of the Dunsmuir Laundry and will operate there. They will continue with their Mount Shasta shop in Walnut Street as heretofore.