Williams Farmer • 12/07/1928
H. H. RATHBUN STORE PURCHASED BY R. H. ELZEY
A deal consummated this week by which R. H. Elzey of Colusa became the owner of the H. H. Rathbun store in Williams. H. H. Rathbun retains the express office which will be maintained in the building until the new express company arranges plans for this operation. Mr. Rathbun will devote his time to agriculture interests upon severing his connection with the express company.
Mr. Elzey will renovate the store and after the first of the year will enlarge his fountain and arrange a parlor in the rear of the building. He plans to move his family to the community as soon as a house can be secured.
Mr. Elzey was formerly a member of the firm Baum and Elzey of Colusa. He is well acquainted with Colusa County and feels that Williams is the logical point for a flourishing business of this kind.
Williams Farmer • 12/14/1928
SLOT MACHINES AND-PUNCH-BOARDS ARE TABOO IN THE CITY OF WILLIAMS
At a meeting of the board of city trustees of the town of Williams Monday night it was decreed by the councilmen that slot machines and punch-boards were operating in Williams contrary to the city ordinances.
Therefore they informed Marshal Harlan that no slot machines or punch-boards would be tolerated in Williams after the first of the week.
Williams Farmer • 12/21/1928
SIXTH ANNUAL FIREMAN’S BALL TUESDAY NIGHT
The Williams Fire Company’s sixth annual ball will be held at Miller’s Pavilion in Williams, Tuesday evening, December 25th. This dance is being called to your attention again so that you will not forget the biggest social event of the season for 1928. Since the first annual dance six years ago, this event has been the big social affair of the year for this section. The continued success is partially due to the loyal support of the citizens of the community have accorded the volunteer fire company, and also to the fact that the company always secures the best music obtainable for its annual party.
This year Mac’s Band will play for the dance. All dance lovers of the Sacramento Valley are acquainted with this popular orchestra. If you desire to purchase a ticket to help the company you may purchase one or more from any member of the Williams Fire company.
Williams Farmer • 12/28/1928
PIONEER WOMAN TAKEN BY DEATH -BURIED FRIDAY
Word has been received here of the death Tuesday, Dec. 18th, in San Francisco of Mrs. Elizabeth Coats, wife of the late John P. Coats. Mr. and Mrs. Coats were among the first proprietors of the stage station twelve miles west of Williams, known as the Mountain House. They moved to Williams in the early ’80’s where Mr. Coats followed the carpenter trade. Seven daughters and one son were born to them. Five daughters and the son are living. Mrs. Coats was a devout member of the Methodist church. After residing in Williams for 25 years the family moved to Colusa, where the resided for six years. The deceased also leaves eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
NEW CHEVROLET ON DISPLAY
The new Chevrolet Six, a new creation of the Chevrolet Co., will be on display at the Colusa Chevrolet Co.’s display room tomorrow. It is heralded as a car that will take its place with the leaders in the six cylinder class, with speed, power and appearance.
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE ON HIGHWAY CHRISTMAS EVE
A beautiful Christmas tree has been erected on the grounds of the Standard Oil Co. Service Station in Williams at the intersection of the two highways. The location of the tree makes it especially conspicuous to tourists as well as adding beauty to the business section.
The tree will be lighted with colored lights and decorated with ornaments.
A splendid program, although quite short, is being planned. All kiddies present will receive goodies, dispensed by a live Santa Clause. Everything is being done to make this a gala occasion and one to be remembered.
The best of cooperation has been met by the committee on all sides.
Donations of time, energy, and materials have been lavish. The business men have placed small trees in the pavement before their stores, that our city may assume the holiday attire.
Williams Farmer • 12/28/1928
AIRWAY BEACON NOW IN SERVICE
The San Francisco- Seattle Airway beacons lights on the government south of Williams and the one at Cortina were installed this week and were operated for the first time last night. The other lights on the field at the Salter Ranch will soon be installed and then the local field will be ready for night emergency landings. The cable for the border light has been laid and but little time will be required to install these lights.
The beacons that mark the course for night flying, revolve at a different rate than the light on the Colusa tower seen at night from Williams.