From the pages of the Crescent City American, June 1931.
The International Milling and Separator Company of Seattle has decided to make Crescent City its headquarters as interest is being revived in black sand mining along this part of the coast and because of the many deposits of black sand in this area.
Ralph Hansen, of Seattle, and C. T. Sigtrig, of Medford, Ore., arrived here last week and set up a working model of the machine, which separates gold from sand, on the corner of Second and K streets in the McNamara building.
Rodeo rider convalesces
F.S. Penney, of Bieber, Calif., is here with his sister, Mrs. W.J. Newman, while recovering from serious injuries while riding an unmanageable horse in a rodeo on June 7.
The coastal climate and the advantages in surgical treatment offered by the Knapp Hospital were both given as reasons why he was advised professionally to attempt to regain his normal condition here.
Frank Endert to fight
Frank Endert is scheduled for a six-round boxing bout with Abe Rocha, San Francisco fighter, on the American Legion card at Eureka on Saturday night.
Endert fights under the name Eddie Francis, and has gained quite a reputation for himself as a boxer during the past year. Endert is taking nightly workouts with local boys and is being managed by “Frenchy” Gaspard of this city.
A great deal of interest is being shown in this bout, and no doubt there will be a number of local fans following Endert to Eureka to witness the bout.
Citizens want fish hatchery
Agitation is again rife over the matter of securing a fish hatchery for Del Norte County, and according to J.L. Musick, a local sportsman who has always taken an active part in attempting to secure a hatchery for the county, a petition will again be put before the people to condemn for a site if necessary.
Money for an egg-taking station was allotted long ago, but due to the fact that available sites were located upon privately owned property, it has been impossible to secure a lease on the sites and therefore the hatchery has not been forthcoming. The citizens are now fast coming to the point where they will probably take court action to secure the site if it proves necessary.
Swimming classes at bridge
The swimming classes at the Smith River Bridge, under the supervision of R.M. Scott, expert swimmer and lifesaver, who during the winter is an instructor at a San Francisco school, are accomplishing much in the teaching of children and adults to master the art of swimming.
The first day of the class was chilly, and it wasn’t an ideal day to take to the water, but this didn’t seem to have any effect, for over 100 children appeared that afternoon to take instruction. The next day brought out about 135 children. The Crescent City bus was taxed to capacity and the assistance of two ladies was solicited by Mr. Scott in caring for the classes. The evening classes are attended by more experienced swimmers who are interested in the lifesaving classes. Next week will find Mr. Scott in Klamath holding his classes there.