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Pages of History: 1959 editorial talks of area’s potential

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, January 1959.

From an editorial printed Jan. 8:
Del Norte County’s history has been marked by internal dissensions, splits, and periodic political disturbances which have gained it a dubious reputation throughout the state. This past year was no exception.

The county’s peace, politically, was disrupted several times over. One expects disagreements at election time, but aside from that, there were several splits over such questions as building codes and county management problems.

The people of Del Norte County have gotten together in the past. The building of Citizen’s Dock through donated labor, material, and money was an outstanding example that gained nationwide publicity for Del Norte and its people. People on both sides of the political fence are now in agreement that something must be done to unite all factions in Del Norte County to solve our most pressing problems.

Del Norte County has much to offer visitors. It should have much more. The potential is here, but it needs developing, and the world must constantly be told about these attractions.

These are days of economic uncertainty. The future is bright, but it won’t brighten unless a bit of polishing is done. It will take cooperation from everyone. We hope it won’t take a crisis to unite the people of Del Norte toward the solution of the problems we face in 1959.  (Editorial from the Del Norte Triplicate, Jan. 8, 1959).

Dial telephone service arrives
West Coast Telephone is bringing the most modern telephone system available to Crescent City and all telephone numbers in Crescent City will be changed.

There will be a new prefix, Ingersoll 4-. For example, a new number might be Ingersoll 4-1210. New telephone books will be mailed Feb. 4. Please read instructions carefully.

Colleen Hope Dance Studio
Teenagers – Learn the latest steps in Fox Trot, Waltz, Jitterbug and Bop! New classes start this Saturday afternoon, Jan. 24, for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

Movie being made for boat shows

The Del Norte Advertising Committee, now working on plans to exhibit at boat shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco, announced Jan. 15, that it had edited and made the first cuts in movie films taken of scenes around Del Norte County, which will be shown at the shows.

The movie is to be about 15 minutes in length. It is a silent film and in color. The scenes taken so far include the beach, rivers, fishing, flowers, berry picking, trees, sunsets, and surf fishing. The committee also announced it had accepted the bid of $993.50 from Eureka Printing for 50,000 folders, which will be given away at the boat shows.

Specials at Pacific Market
Smoked pork knuckles 29 cents a pound, Rinso Blue – King Size - $1.19, potatoes 10 pounds for 39 cents, and Burnett’s Vanilla Extract 2-ounce bottle for only 39 cents.
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