From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, September 1951.
These are the days of the heavy thuds, short grunts and long moans. The first, as you may guess, is the sound of bone and flesh coming into solid contact with the ground.
The second is the audible expression of those involved in such contact. The third is the sound made by Coach Chuck DeAutremont as he talks about the team’s prospects.
It’s football season you know, and Coach DeAutremont, true to the coaching of tradition, seems to be more pessimistic than optimistic. But after talking with him the other day, we think Del Norte High’s grid chances are as good this year as they have been for many a year, maybe even better.
New flag at Veteran’s Hall
Old Glory will soon be flying from the Veterans Memorial Hall in Crescent City. Mrs. Emma Cooper, county clerk, has been instructed to purchase a 6x9 nylon United States flag. The cost allowed was $45. Made of duralite nylon, the flag is said to be of unusually fine texture, washable, and weather resistant.
Purchase of the flag was ordered some time ago after Chester Endert appeared before the board requesting that a suitable flag of the United States be secured for a permanent place on the flagpole of the Veterans Memorial Building
Endert represented the Veterans of Foreign Wars in his request.
Glen’s Bakery is sold
Purchase of Glen’s Bakery by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gunderson of Kelseyville, Calif., was announced this week by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Young, owners and operators for the past five years.
Purchase price was not disclosed. The Youngs are planning an extended vacation trip to Georgia and will continue to make their home in Crescent City.
Forest fires on rampage
Forest fires are raging out of control along Lem’s ridge and the Summit Valley trail in Del Norte County and logging, sawmill and construction and other industries sent men to join crews from as far away as Missoula, Mont., to assist the Six Rivers National Forest crews in fighting the conflagration.
Hot winds and excessively dry conditions of the forest area put the fires completely out of control on Monday to continue raging uncontrolled until the present time. The third fire at Hurdy Gurdy Creek started up and is also termed out of control by the forest service.
On Monday, a call coming in for 40 firefighters brought experienced woodsmen to sign up at the local Sheriff’s Office with Gasquet Ranger Leo Quakenbush flying in by plane from the Mendocino and Pony Ridge fires, which he had been fighting for several days prior to his emergency homecoming. Day and night vigil had been kept on the Humboldt and Mendocino fires by crews supervised by the Gasquet ranger, who at present is at the scene of the Del Norte inferno.
Over 300 men are on the fire, according to reports from the Gasquet station, and at least 300 more are needed in the mountainous, high-peaked area marked by deep ravines, scattered timber, scrubby pines and heavy brush.
Word from San Francisco reveals that the Six Rivers Forest Service is contemplating bringing in prisoners from San Quentin to assist with the firefighting.