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Pages of History: 80,000 daffodils each day

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, January 1939-1969.

The flower growers in Brookings are working at full speed (’39) and are shipping around 80,000 daffodils a day, almost all of which are shipped to the Portland market.

Piggly Wiggly grocery sales, ’39
Farina, the heart of the wheat, 16 pounds for $1, mutton legs 17 cents a pound, Spanish onions 10-pound bag for 25 cents, Dentyne gum three packs for 10 cents.

Christmas tree farm for Scouts, ’49

One of the best permits issued by the Six Rivers National Forest since that forest started was recently issued to the Boy Scouts of Del Norte County. This permit covers the use of 20 acres of land in Del Norte County for the purpose of planting and maintaining a Christmas tree farm. It is planned that the Scouts will secure tree seedlings, then plant and cultivate them until ready for harvesting and for sale to the public. The area to be used has been burned over and is all but treeless at this time.

Tides Coffee Shop gets new paint, ’49
The Tides Coffee Shop is receiving a new coat of paint this week as the restaurant chef, Jacques Wing, and his wife spend two weeks in San Francisco on vacation. Accord­ing to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Curtis, owners of the popular lounge and dining room, the restaurant will reopen Jan. 25.

Babson’s Business and Financial Report, ’59
Economy, not too good and not too bad. Both the boom and the recent recession will be awaiting developments following the November elections.

Business failures may increase during 1959. Some big corporations, now listed in the Dow-Jones Averages, may get in financial difficulties.

Many plans for expansion of plants were postponed for 1958 for fear of a real depression. Some of these plans will be executed in 1959, although on a more moderate scale.

It is now difficult to forecast the unemployment situation for 1959. Owing to the increase in automation, working forces will continue to be cut.

Our national budget will show a heavy deficit in 1959. This and other factors should cause gradual, but not dangerous, inflation. 

Harbor project expects  approval, ’69
Contracts for construction of two fish processing plants are scheduled to be awarded this week by the Crescent City Harbor Commission and overall, harbor development plans moved ahead in several areas, the local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association was advised here today.

Tri-Agency Coordinator James Hooper has scheduled meetings with four agencies in Sacramento on Feb. 7 to discuss their participation in the local development program, Harbor Commissioner James Yar­brough, a member of the Tri-Agency Commission, told the ABWA.

The low bidder, RFJ Construction, will be authorized to start construction immediately.



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