1 YEAR AGO Oct. 9, 2008 More than $8,000 raised for fire victims – A potluck dinner to benefit the victims of the Gladding fire sparked an outpouring of support from the community Sunday evening. Dozens of residents showed up at the Fruitvale School Hall – so many that the overflow parking lot filled up and a third lot had to be opened. According to organizer Lyndell Grey, a garage sale several weeks ago and the potluck dinner together have generated more than $8,000. 10 YEARS AGO Oct. 14, 1999 Jean Lund named GM of News Messenger – Jean Lund has been named general manager of the Lincoln News Messenger and The Placer Herald, according to William J. Brehm Jr., president of Brehm Communications, Inc., the newspapers’ parent company. Lund, current GM of the Penny Power and Foothill Trader, will start her new position in November. “Over the last 17 years, Jean has guided the Penny Power and Foothill Trader publications to success. The communities of Grass Valley and Auburn will miss her presence, however, Rocklin and Lincoln will gain a champion committed to community journalism.” 20 YEARS AGO Oct. 12, 1989 Barbecue Saturday to benefit 100-year-old church building – The Lincoln United Methodist Church will hold its annual steak barbecue dinner this Saturday, Oct. 14, at the McBean Park Pavilion. The dinner will be served from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Donations for tickets is $10 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years of age. Children will be served a hamburger plate and beverage. The Methodist Church will mark its 100th year next year and will celebrate in conjunction with the opening of the church cornerstone. The unique historic church has served the community for 100 years. But with time, repairs are always needed to the church and other buildings. 50 YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 1959 IQ’s Tested At Lincoln High – Intelligence quotient tests were administered to all new students at Lincoln Union high school, announced Ralph Williams, counselor. As a freshman, every pupil is given the Otis intelligence test. The results are fairly valid. In case there is any doubt about the results, an individual test is given for a more accurate estimation of abilities. This test is much more reliable in the lower and upper IQ brackets. The results of these tests serve as guide posts to the student’s mental capacity. However, the importance of the I.Q. score must not be overemphasized. As I.Q. is a reasonably sure indication of the mental capacity, but does not limit the person, Mr. Williams said. Only with the proper drive, energy, home environment, and attitude can the full potential of the intelligence quota be reached. An individual’s I.Q. should only be considered a part of the entire picture. 75 YEARS AGO Oct. 11, 1934 Hatfield Tells of Sinclair Alliance With Communism – Charging that “Upton Sinclair’s campaign is a campaign of class hatred, definitely trending toward revolution,” George J. Hatefield, progressive Republican nominee for Lieutenant-Governor, in a state-wide radio broadcast recently defined the issue at California’s forthcoming general election as “a clear-cut decision between Americanism and Communism.” Hitting straight-from-the-shoulder, Hatfield, former United States Attorney for Northern California listed the Communistic affiliations of Sinclair and told his radio audience that “a vote for Sinclair and his associates on the Socialistic-Communistic-Democratic ticket is a vote to Russianize California state government.” The address was broadcast over the Columbis-Don Lee network with Hatfield speaking from Station KHJ, Los Angeles. The Lincoln Chronicles are compiled by Shoni Jones. No editing changes are made to the copy so that the entries appear as originally published.