From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, April 1952.
A pair of loggers’ boots brought Roy Bartlow of Smith River into the county jail last Thursday, April 4. The boots did not belong to Bartlow, but to a friend who had loaned them to him some time ago so that he could take a job with the Simpson Logging Company in Klamath.
The job didn’t pan out and Bartlow neglected to return the boots. He was picked up on a warrant by John Miller, deputy sheriff, at his home Thursday evening and brought to the local jail. He was booked on petty theft charges. The matter was ironed out in Crescent Justice Court Friday morning, when Justice of the Peace Robert F. Appel fined Bartlow $25 and restored the boots to their rightful owner.