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Pages of History: American installs new machinery

From the pages of the Crescent City American, May 1927.

The Crescent City American is this week installing one of the finest typesetting machines to be found on the Pacific Coast.

The machine is equipped with the most modern devices and seems almost human in its operations. This machine will take the place of five men at hand composition and therefore will better facilitate our typesetting. Though these machines do not set type better than can be set by hand, it sets it at such a rapid rate that we will be better equipped to handle the news of our fast-growing city.

With the addition of this new piece of equipment, the Intertype, to our well-equipped plant, the American will not be at a loss to handle any job however large or small they may be. The addition of this new piece of machinery, which is added at the expense of thousands of dollars, is another expression of our faith in Crescent City and Del Norte County.

Portuguese missionary due

Father Porto, Portuguese Missionary, is expected to arrive in this city today, to hold services in the Catholic Church here. According to Father Nolan, services will be held daily at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. beginning this evening and continuing until Sunday evening, May 15.

This may be the first time that a missionary has ever visited this city and the Portuguese people are fortunate in having Father Porto here at this time.

Asparagus from Oregon

New asparagus is arriving from Rogue River Valley and is being pronounced the finest ever to have reached this market. The variety that is shipped in at present is the Mary Washington and is supplying the Crescent City folks with a table delicacy that has not been obtainable elsewhere of such fine quality.

The Rogue River Valley excels in pears and now we have this new brand of asparagus coming from the valley.

Turn’er Inn

In our write-up last week we failed to take cognance of our old friend Al Turner, who has been working quietly, but diligently away on his place at the crossroads south of town. Mr. Turner has a fine new bungalow where he accommodates overnight people and has several spare rooms that he also utilizes for this purpose.

He has recently built a building on the corner where he says he will dispense groceries and serve lunches at all times of day or night and he calls it a “Crabeteria,” if you please. A service station is also in connection and Mr. Turner states that his chief object is to direct people into Crescent City or act as an information bureau “after he gets their money.”

Another place that was just opened last week was that of H. H. Koenig, about three miles north of this city, where he has a fine camp site. This is strictly a camp with  toilets and water but no cabins. Tourists may stop and pitch their tents there. Mr. Koenig has a fine little ranch where he raises small fruits and states that he has a great crop of strawberries coming on.

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