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~ecord, t~lletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Tuesday, July 3, 2001 7B of the Plumas County Museum Odd and Unusual Artifacts Here's this week's look at one of the treasures not nor- mally on display at the Plumas County Museum. Our fea- tured artifact is wood and metal. It is approximately 34" long by 4" by 7% The metal han- dle cranks the met- al end in and out. What is it? The an- swer will be in next week's paper. if you think you know what it is, call the museum at 283-6320. Last week's answer: it is a hub and axle section a set of "Big Wheels" used for dragging logs in logging operation. The wheels wore up to 10" in di- and were used on the old Smith Ranch above Donated by Weaton & Eleanor Briggs, New- spy beco m es mtat' opular even! at """':he Plum Library lew$ COU~ LIBRARIAN the Library" is theme of this Plumas County Li- summer reading pro- For some reason, kids to "play spy," and those up are getting thrill out of creating investiga- badges, and deciphering in secret read Tom "Hunt For Red Octo- classic chase for a Ly RUSSian submarine. While Clancy keeps you on le edge of your seat with his ction, the real thing is.just Hies exciting. "Blind Man's , .Jttff," by Sherry Sontag, re- 'nona ' 4s episodes about Ameri- 3zl submarine espionage ; iag the Cold War which i. al any spy movie. Sontag, an investigative re- rter, spoke with hundreds Submariners and govern- officials to find out went on underwater be- veen U.S. and Soviet sub- mrines. Her book includes emy. John Craven, who appears as a minor character in Son- tag's book, was a major de- signer of the Polaris missile. His own book, "The Silent War," relates more of his highly classified activities, including a real hunt for a lost Soviet submarine. Craven describes the evolu- tion of the Polaris, and its value as "a strong silent de- terrent" to an attack from the Soviets. Readers looking for a "there I was" account of sub- marine life will find it in Douglas Wallet's new release, "Big Red: Three Months on Board a Trident Nuclear Sub- marine." Waller, a correspondent for Time mag- azine, was granted access by the Pentagon to the workings of the sub. With an eye tbr de- taft and a compelling style, he describes USS Nebraska's weapons, propulsion, com- munications and onboard electronic gadgets, as well as the lives and careers of the crew. While not as action-ori- ented, WaUer's book still pro- vides an exciting look at life onboard one of the most de- structive weapons platforms ever created. Most of us don't have the opportunity to engage in weting accounts of sub- counterintelligence, but if tarines which were lost and you track down one of these overed, plots to steal abooks from the library, you O ian sub, and tactics used can investigate the inside U.S. subs to spy on the en- scoop. Rebuilt or Repaired Ask about Lifetime Warranty 1 -888-665-6530 USA Transmissions & Auto Care DON'T GO WITHOUT IT ANOTHER DAY. nprove your performance with NO prescription formula VEROMAX. The proven, patented formula for safe, all natural sensual indulgence. s. Thousands of men have achieved success with miss this chance to improve your love life. A $50.00 Value. YOu pay is shipping and handling. 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