This Week in Local History: Feb. 10 to Feb. 16
William H. Briggs of Nicolaus, Sutter county, was fatally injured at Seventh and K streets in Sacramento by being run over by his own automobile. The machine was standing near the alley, on Seventh street, between J and K, when Briggs started to crank the engine of the automobile, Briggs not knowing that it was in low gear. The machine started forward with a leap, running over him and almost crushing out his life.
An important deal was consummated in this city when H.P. Hermance of San Francisco, representing the F.W. Woolworth company of New York, took a lease on the Holland building on D Street.
Six Yuba City Boy Scouts and their intrepid adult leader joined the national fad by starting off on a 50-mile hike which was scheduled to take them south to Nicolaus on the Feather River levee and then back home by way of the Sutter By-pass levee.
Rideout Memorial Hospital — it's face lifted, its capacity expanded and it efficiency increased showed its new style to the public.
A committee compromising representatives of all Yuba County schools formed to work on a language program for elementary districts, according to J. Allen Larner, assistant county Superintendent of Schools. The Yuba County Foreign Language Committee met to work out a plan to survey teachers as to their abilities in foreign languages and as to the training needed to allow them to competently teach a language.
A foothills movement to secede from the Marysville Joint Unified School District was "on hold" for the moment while backers waited for the district to make its next move. "It's not really dead," said Terri Hutton of Loma Rica, who circulated petitions that would have launched the secession process.
An "exotic" male dance show scheduled for the Olivehurst Community Center had residents baring their feelings in angry protest. Residents, church officials and some Yuba County supervisors called Olivehurst Public Utility District directors this weekend to express dissatisfaction with the planned event. The event, sponsored by the Butte Silver Spurs riding club, angered Pastor J.A. Phillips of the First Assembly of God Church, located next door.
Sheetrock was removed from the old Montgomery Ward building in Marysville by a West Coast Environmental employee on an electric forklift during asbestos abatement for the site. Asbestos was being removed from the building which was slated to receive new landscaping, skylights and a plaza before it houses the new Yuba County Government Center.
An unidentified man shot outside the Yuba City Walmart store by a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officer was being treated at Rideout Memorial Hospital. The officer emerged from the store and saw two men making "inflammatory remarks" to a man, a woman and a teenage boy who were walking together through the parking lot. The man told the two men he did not want a problem. When one of the assailants pulled a knife, the officer fired.