From editions of the Del Norte Triplicate published in December 1950.
Nearest thing to a town clock in Crescent City is the large timepiece recently installed atop the building of the Vogue Cleaners at 164 L St. The big electric clock is clearly visible to downtown shoppers in the daytime or at night. It is equipped with special illumination features to make it easily seen despite the heavy fog characteristic to this area.
Best buys from Trehearne’s Department Store
Hop-A-Long Cassidy Jeans for only $2.98 and Van Huesen Ties $1.00 and up.
Animation gets high interest
An animated cartoon in Jim Jamison’s window in Crescent City is reportedly attracting no little attention. The animation depicts the “gay young blade” cranking his “Merry Oldsmobile” while his lady fair sits sedately in the contraption. The display is exchanged regularly for a different miniature.
Tower goes up for KCRE
Del Norte’s first radio station, KCRE, may be in operation by mid-January of 1951, announced Robert E. Gray, a partner in the Del Norte Broadcasting company.
One-hundred feet of the 136-foot antenna tower was raised by the Osborne-Wheelton Construction Company, and the underground cable from the tower to the station itself was under construction.
Final construction of the tower, which had been delaying opening of the station, is expected to proceed to completion, weather permitting.
Ground cleared to build wharf
Plans for construction of a lumber dock at the foot of Tower Street, the block north of Citizen’s Dock, were announced here this week by the A. K. Wilson Timber Company.
Groundbreaking in the block north of Citizen’s Dock was already underway here under the direction of James Trotter, Wilson representative. Specifications for the dock are not yet drawn, Wilson said, but it will be used to move lumber out of Crescent City. He said that it would be a private dock, but that others would probably be allowed to use it.
Pyke discovers Santa in time
to set schedule
There is a Santa Claus and he will be at Pyke’s Variety Store each Saturday from now on until Christmas, but it took almost superhuman effort on the part of Vaughn Pyke, owner, to arrange this treat for the kiddies.
Since the North Pole is such a general sort of an address, Pyke couldn’t use the mails to contact the jovial saint and was forced to get out afoot and circulate in search of Santa or his helpers, who are always found at this season of the year.
Aware that Santa might be traveling incognito and out of uniform, Pyke finally hit upon the idea of recognizing him by his unmistakable white beard. He thought he had hit pay dirt when he saw just such an elderly gentleman with just such a beard and chased him up the street for three blocks, only to find that he didn’t speak English.
Of course, he could have been speaking “North Pole,” but Pyke decided to search further until he could find a Santa the kids could understand. The search bore fruit just in the nick of time for Santa to make his premier appearance here tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 2.