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Pages of HIstory: Me and my ‘bum friend’ get rejected

From the pages of the Crescent City American, March 1931.

During the past few days the delegates from the Crescent City Fire Department, on the “eats committee,” have been soliciting salads, cakes, sandwiches or what have you for the Firemen’s Annual Ball.

It happened that “Belvey” Wagner and one of his friends were on a team to solicit “eats” in a certain section of the city.

At one of the houses at which they called, the lady of the house mistook them for a couple of bums and slammed the door in their face, saying that she did not have anything for them. The friend was the one that made the alarm at the door while Belvey stayed out in the street. The boys of the fire department are now wondering if the madam did not see Belvey over the friend’s shoulder, and thereby made up her mind on the status of the case.

Want clothing for poor

The Commissary located at the home of Mrs. E.J. Endert on Ocean Shore Drive reports that their supply of clothing is almost exhausted due to the fact that they have met with so many heavy demands from the needy during the past few months. Since they find numerous families and especially school children in need of adequate clothing, they are asking for donations of clothing and shoes from your castoff wardrobe that you may wish to depart with. It will be greatly appreciated if the clothing is sent care of the Enderts on Ocean Front Drive to further aid in the work being done for the needy of the city.

Good service for egg men

Helsley & Littrell, operators of the stage line between Grants Pass and Eureka, have announced that they have a most attractive rate on eggs shipped from Crescent City to Eureka. Mr. Littrell states that eggs are now carried at the cost of 1 cent per dozen, and the empty crates returned free. The eggs are taken to the Poultry Producer’s Association of California.

Historical ‘Record’

From The Del Norte Record–March of 1893: The gossip reporter of the Record says that a small boy, a horse, and a bucket of milk can not get along without spilling something. A kid, riding a bareback horse, with a bucket of milk in one hand and a switch in the other, passed up the street Wednesday like a streak of lightning, and left sort of a milky way along the sidewalk. Boy, horse and bucket uninjured.

Del Norte wins again!

Del Norte’s heavyweight basketball team added two more victories to its undefeated record on Friday and Saturday nights by defeating Ferndale in the local gym 43-9 and Fortuna 36-15. The games, which demanded the intense interest of spectators throughout, were fast and furious, although Del Norte’s leads were not once threatened.

Park commission doesn’t want beach south of town

According to a letter received by L.G. Westfall, secretary of the Del Norte Chamber of Commerce, the Park Commission is not interested in the beach south of Crescent City farther north than Possi’s camp. The beach fronting on Crescent Bay does not interest them at all.

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