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.... Page Two III I THE INDIAN VALLEY RECORD PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT Entered in the Post Office at Greenville, PIumas County, Calif. Second-class Matter under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 THELMA A. JOHNSON AND E. NORMAN JOHNSON Owners and Publishers Adjudicated at Quincy, Calif., Des. 29, 1931 (Decree No, 2591) . i I I We Repeat--It's Later That You Think! What appears to be one of the most flagrant efforts toward the establishment of a dictatorship is being perpetrated on the. vot- ers of California through the sought-after control of the state's water resources, according to the recently compiled Lindsay Report on Reorganization of the State's Water Department. The plan, which would be pre- sented to the legislature for ap- proval next year, provides for the amendment of 650-odd laws regulating the control and usage of water, and the application of water rights to the Centra VaI- leys oject. Ultimate authority in all water matters would ap" pareatly be vested in an appoin- tee of the governor of California, with three commissions (also to be appointed by the governor) to serve the director in an advisory capacity. From that point on, all controls and all authority would evidently be completely in the hands of the "department" and operated at the discretion of its "director." Fortunately, perhaps, the Wil- liams Committee has announced that it will hold a series of hearines during November and December. Pt which protests to the planned water control proj- ect can be heard in time for presentation to the legislature. With Los Angeles County rep- resented in the California State Assembly by 30 of its 80 mere" bets, Northern California eoun- are. obviously dependent an the action of the State Senate to preserve and protect its water and water rights. The Central Valleys Project is designed to the end of tapping sources of water which are not protected by either adjudication or established usage, with  view of conveying it to the central and southern portion of the state, where a percentage of it  be available for ue by the rapidly increasing population there. The tremendous waste through evaporation and the deprivation of rsons and lands in the area of origin are, lightly considered Happy Birthdays to $eP. 26- John Batson, Gayle Hall. 8ep. 27-Larry Whitfield, Robert Campodonico. . 28 - Rhonda Bettis, Rocky Lee Dun-ett, Carla Swicegood. t 1 - Leaha Roe Lozano, Mar- ion Sobere, Michael Tarantino, imny Hutchins. 0et. 22 - Geneva Maginnis. e Durrett, Carla Swicegood. Oct. "3 Alex Largent, Robert %con Martin. Oct. ,4 - Michael Thomas McLain, Thompson, Karen Gaff - San'dra Orames, Patrioia Oct. ,7 -  ,Ekn. 4mmita Wlme Oct. 8 -  Spellmeyer, "Carl Furr00r, 00arbam TmdY Glenn, Frenehy PHdeaux, *Ag- if at all. In fact, the map of the project shov:s only one small area among the comltics of origin in Sierra County--as having any use for water or any water to which rights are established. We have from time. to time in recent years "harped' on the need of Northern Californians to have their water rights adjudi- cated unless they care to risk finding their counties of origin in a similar condition to that which prevails in Owens Valley since the Los Angeles aqueduct project was completed there. New we would urge that, ir- respective of other factors in- volved, the Northern California counties get together and employ able representation in the legis- lature and secure the services of a competent engineer to make a private survey of its counties of origin, and that the Feather River area take steps at once to protect its water rights by the creation of a water district under Publi Law 9127c. or a similar protection ct which is suitable to the desired urpose. Southern Calf eraSe has the necessary funds, legal talent, rep" resentation in the assembly, and the necessary selfish spirit to continue the process of planning for the eventual control of all the waters of the state. If it can annex 10 gallons, waste nine in process nd use but one, it is well satisfied: if it can provide for the existence of its growing population down there, it is will- ing to eomuletely sacrifice, all the areas affected by the sources of water supply. The existing "Counties of Ori- gin" Act and the expressed good intentions of state officers are insfficicnt to protect our water supply. Present rights of usag are insufficient. If we want to provide for the next generation or two; if we want to preserve our apj)ed to tourists and sports- men;If we want to preserve our right to exist in the Feather Riv- er Country, we'd better Wake up! It's later than you think! VISIT AT HAWSON HHOME Mr. and Mrs. John Foter and two children of Eureka arrived in Greenville Saturday for a week end visit at the home of her brother, W. H. llawson and family. Don Foster, one of their sons. was on leave from his base at Topeka. Karts. The party also in- cluded Mr. Foster's brother, Ken- neth of Eurekm All expressed themselves as enjoying their visit to Plumes County to such an ex- tent that they plan to return for another .visit thi, s week end. ANNIVERSARY CONGRAT'LATIONS TD : Sep. 27 - Mr. &Mrs. "lik "Davis. Sep. 28-Mr. :& Mrs. oHaymond =an Fket, . Sep. 29- Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Price. dt. d "5.,&. ChishOlm. Oct.  .iMr.  Na.. Bettin- get, Mr. & Mrs. ]aok Scruggs, .2- " & Mrs. Art noli. Mr.&Mrs. rr)l  w VALLEY RECORD CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each monthDrivers' licenses obtain- able at Greenville Justice Court. Sunday next--Church services, open to the public. For details see listing of the church of your own choice (Page 2. Second Tuesday of each month --Navy recruiting officer will be at Greenville Post Office from 3:15 p.m., remaimng in town overnight. Saturday, Oct. 9. 11:30 a.m.--- Lunch served at Crescent Mills Pire Hall in conjunction with the anmlat bazaar and food sale of the Crescent Community Club. Thursday. Oct. 14. 7:30 p.m. Dinner meeting of the Registered Nurses, Di-trict 55. at Hideaway. Saturday, Oct. 16--Free dance SERVICES FOR SUNDAY GREENVILLE COMMUNITY METHODIST CHURCH 9:45 a.m. -- Church School Classes for all ages. 11:00 a.m. Church Worship Taylorsviile Community Church School r. 10:45 a.m. Crescent Mills Community Church School--9:45 a.m. Church Worship with Greenville at 11:00 a.m. E. H. Podoll, pastor GREENVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 329 Crescent 3treet Rev. Ernest Bragg, Pastor Sunday School--9:45 a.m. Morning Worship--ll:00 a.m. Training Union-7:30 p.m. Evening W'orship--8:30 p.m. Midweek Service, Ved., 7:30 p. m. EVERYBODY WELCOME FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 131 Hot Springs Road - Greenville Rev. J. E. Sparling, Pastor 10:00 a.m.---Bible School, classes for all ages. 11:00 a.m.--Morning Worship. 7:00 p.m.--Young Peoples' Ser- vice. 8:00 p.m.-- Evening service. 7:30 p.m.---(Thursday) B i b 1 e Study and Prayer Meeting. Standing for The BOOK, the BLOOD, the BLESSED HOPE ASSEMBLY OF GOD Rev. H. E. Chester, pastor Sunday School--9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service- 11 a.m. Sun. Evening Service-7:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7 : 30 p.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Elder C. E. Muivthill, pastor Greenville 9:30 a.m.--Sabbath School. ll:00 a.m.--Church Worship. ST. ANTHONY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH tather Timothy Lickteig, pastor Saturday Mass3:30 a.m. Sunday Mass10:45 a.m. St. JohWs (Quincy)9:00 a.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Greenville Masonic Hall Priesthood at 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday except the first Sunday of eaCh month, when it is held at 10:00 a,m, Primary classes are held at 3:45 p.m, every Wednesday at the Greenville .Legion Hall. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH Rev. Arii= Ehlen, pastor Worship. Semdee,at,tte Greenville Funeral Chspet, '9 a.m the 2n1 and 4th Sunday each month. Smday School, 10:fl0 a.m. every Sunday -at Greenvfle Paecal Chapel be tly *mm ,on Ist and d at Thursday, October 7, 1954 at Greenville Town Hall. Music furnished by Federation of Mu- sicians Local No. 583. Open to the public. "Saturday, Oct. 16 --- Annual Chicken pie supper of the Wom- an's Society of the Taylorville Church at Grange Hall. Program will follow. Public is invited. Monday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m. Reg- ular meeting of Soil Conservation Board in the Justice Court at Greenville. Wednesday, Oct. 20. 1:30 p.m. htdian Valley Garden Club will meet at the Crescent Mills Fire Hall. Anyone welcome! Thursday, Nov. 1.1, 8 p.m. Ann- ual Amateur Show at Green- dlle Hieh Shool, sponsored by Greenville Soroptimist Club for benefit of cholarship fund ! Friday, Nov. 19 Annual tur- key dinner and bazaar of the Greenville W. S. C. S. Saturday, Oct. 23. 1:30 p.m.-- Food sale and bazaar at Greenville Masonic hall, sponsored by the St. Anthony's Altar Society. Friday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. Plumes County Fish & Game Commission meets in Justice Court, Quincy. Regulations. for 1955 wiI be dis- cussed preparatory to the annual policy meeting of the California Fish & Game Commission..Open to sportsmen and conservationists or other interested 'parties. Typewriter ribbons and carbon paper are a|ways in stock, also! Indian Valley Post N'o. 553 AMERICAN LEGION AND AUXILIARY Meets 2nd Monday of each mont]l at 7:30 p.m, in Greenville Veterans and service men welcome =========================================================== ....... , INDIAN VALLEY GRANGE No. 439 Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. in Taylorsville HARRY WELSH, Master PAUL A. BUSH, Secretary H. S. HANNON, Hall Mgr= SINCERITY LODGE No 132, F. & A. M. Meets 2rid Friday of each montl at 8 p.m. in Greenville Visiting Brothers Welcome! LYAL WELLS, W.M. HER,ERT HOLT, sec'y G I.O.O.F. LODGE No. 25. Meets Ist and 3rd Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in Oddfellows Hall Visiting Brothers Welcome CLIFFORD NEWTON, N,, ELMORE HUNT, Sec'y So We Blow Our Own Horn Because this is National News- paper Week we are taking the opportunity to tell you some en- lightening things about newspa- pers in general and this one in particular There are over 12,000 news- papersdaily, weekly, semi- and tri-weeklyin the United States. Of these, well over 500 are in California. and that number is constantly growing along with the expanding population here. Despite the appeal of television and radio, and the inroads they have made in the fields of public hfformation and advertising, the popularity of the newspaper con- tinues to grow, and more adver- tising dollars are spent in that field today than in all other fields combined. A most important function of the newspaporand this applies in a greater degree to weekly newspapers---is its value to the community as a promotional me" dium in behalf of civic projects and organizations, Most weekly newspapers carry a far larger investment in pro- portion to their income than do other businesses, and this is parti.ularly true today because dvertising rates and the prices charged for commercial printing have not kept pace with increased living and operating costs. The avera weekly is today charging 50 to 60 cent a colunm 'inch for its advertisingas compared to a rate of 30 to 40 cents 15 or 20 years g'oand charges $3.00 a year for  subscrption as com- pared to $2.00 or $2.50 in pre- vious years. Its commercial print- ing 6rices are just about double what they ued. to be. Yet the cost of production--labor, equip- ment and supplies---is close to three times its former levels. In a commnniy the size of this one a paper is necessarily limited in size 'since it :mu-st maintain a balanie  te number of pages it prints and the income derived from advertising, as a result,of whiah faet,it fulness to the ommamiy mmR be determined by the advertising support given to it. is generally outside the county in which it is published, and to those distant subscribers it maY well be the only impression or picture they have of the ,'home town" in which it is published. When stores, civic groups, fro" ternal organizations, utility corn" ponies, hotels, motels, churches and tither factors important community life, are not repre- sented in its columns people in Hawaii, the Philippines, Canada, New York and other distant lo- cations are given a too-limited conception of the community. The newspaper can and should be a traveling ambassador of the to in which it is published and cau carry the story of the personal activities of its citizens as we as its group accomplishments add ambitions. More often than nat the newspaper office ,is the first place that interested persons con- tact in person or by mail for infornation of the community. No newspaperman can do ,s bettr job than his communitY makes possible. The merohant wbo" regards his weekly paper only a an advertising medium Iwhicb should provide direct returns in proportion to the ,dollars he spends with it is making a set" ious mistake His newspaper 1 " vides a basic direct income for the community and is a propo r ' tionately large taxpayer as we as s elatively generous patron of community businesses. Its fieId of sea, ice-promotion of civic pro- jests, time devoted to communitY activities and promotions, and its repertorial and editorial car: exage-are necessarily determined by its hmome--nd those factorS are more important .to the small town than are the returns per dollar spent for .sdvertisilg. And above all, the new spa1.r fraternity as a whole s constantly working "to nmmtain the rightS of the pa0ple-,fee eech, free" dora of the press---the right know, say and do! o, y,ami do, ,en& many ,dollars and time to the end that the shall be informed of the of