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News Back Then: August 14, 2014

Williams Farmer • 9/30/1927
Williams plays in grass valley sunday

Manager J. L. Nissen of the Legion Football Team announced that a bus will be waiting at Millers Pool Hall Sunday morning for the football players and it will leave at nine o’clock for Grass Valley with the squad. An attempt to secure private machines the players met with little success. Coach Christensen has been busy this week remedying some of the weaknesses exhibited in Sunday’s game and a stronger and better squad will take the field against Grass Valley. Coleman, Rippin, Tallman, and several other players have turned out this week and by October 8th the strongest team Williams has ever hosted will be in uniform.

Trade at worsley’s and receive our personal attention

Men’s overalls, waist or bib-$1.50- Rough Rider Cords-$5.00 Print Dresses, snappy patterns, $1.95-Silk Dresses in the new fall styles,$10.75 and up-Shoes in the new fall styles are here-Black patent, autumn tan, two tones, in spike and Cuban heels, Sport oxfords in black and tan, priced from $4.00 to $8.00.

Williams Farmer • 9/29/1944
…With our boys..

15AAF ITALY Technical Sgt. William R. Keegan, 25, gunner on a B-24 Liberator has recently flown his 25th combat mission in the Mediterranean Theater of operations. Keegan is a member of a veteran Liberator Group commanded by Col. Robert L Eaton of Belleville Illinois. The group has flown more than 110 combat missions against enemy oil refineries, rail installations, aircraft factories, and other strategic targets in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, France Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and others. He holds the Air Medal with one cluster. He is a graduate of Williams High School, and a former student of
Washington State College. Sgt. Keegan received his training at Scott Field Ill., and Harlingen Texas.

Sgt. Joe kintana writes from pacific battle

The Farmer is in receipt of this letter from Sgt. Joe Kintana, who has seen much action in the Pacific War theatre. Joe says, “On the two years that I have been out here in the Pacific, your paper has been reaching me as regularly as could be expected. I am sure the boys from Williams, who receive the Farmer enjoy and appreciate the paper as much as I do. (We) have been busy lately, as our outfit was in on the battles at Saipan and Tinain. Was quite a battle at both places for a while and the loss of these two islands was a costly one to the Japanese. Not much space so I guess I had better close. Thank you again.”

As Ever, Joe

Williams Farmer • 9/28/1961
pierce high news – ffa elects new officers

New officers for the year are- President John Friel, Vice President Mike Miller-secretary, Paul Perkins reporter, Steve Sweet- sentinel Arthur Cervanates- treasurer, Steve Walters-and representative to student council, Dick Broberg.

Jackets win first league game

Scoring the first two times they got their hands on the ball, the Yellowjackets turned in a creditable performance in winning the opening home conference game with Sutter. After Jack Nicewonger returned the kickoff some 30 yards, the Jackets ran up three first downs with Jerry Dillard slashing the final 25 yards for the touchdown. After Sutter failed to go anyplace, the Jackets marched for their second touchdown with Mike Price culminating the drive with a five yard burst to pay dirt. Price also added the extra point and at the end of the first quarter Williams led by 14 to 0. The running of halfbacks Jack Nicewonger and Jerry Dillard were outstanding during the contest, with the two backs accounting for 240 yards, between them. Mike Price at fullback carried a share of the opening drive. Larry Sotelo continued to show fine play at quarterback, with particular improvement in the passing department, where he passed for 70 yards and had a couple of bounces off the intended receivers’ fingertips. He also threw a perfect touchdown pass to Mike Roof that was called back because of a penalty. The Jackets were hurt early in the contest when John Nissen was injured and Coach Pappa had to reshuffle his interior linemen. Kirk Rogers was voted the outstanding player of the game by his teammates for his inspiring leadership and all-round playing.

 

Williams Farmer • 9/30/1927
This and that by Kizer

Three Williams boys are on the Yuba College 49er football team. They are Dick Armocido, No.44, height 5’9”weight 170 lbs, age 18 and Bill Reynolds, No. 55, height 6’1” weight 200 lbs, age 18. Both are freshmen and Dick is a back and Bill plays center. Sophomore, Jeff Stober, wears No. 50, stands 6’2”, weighs 200 and plays center. The 49ers are being coached this season by John Pappa.

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A lifelong resident of Colusa County, Pat Ash is the Williams Pioneer Reviews, historian for the community of Williams. Publishing the 'News Back Then' columns, in the Williams Pioneer Review since 2008. Ash recently published 'Williams', a pictorial history book in 2012.

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