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Pages of History: Anyone for hog calling?

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

Anyone adept at hog calling might try his hand on G Street somewhere near the Courtesy Market and the Bay City Market.
According to Roy Butler, who lives near the Del Norte golf course, he lost his cargo from the rear of his truck somewhere between the two stores late last week. His cargo: one 40-pound pig!

Street name change protested

The proposed name change for some 63 county streets, some existing and some in the planning stage, was sent back to the Planning Commission by the Board of Supervisors after a protest was made before the group at a public hearing on the matter.

Protesting the changes was Cliff Cutter, who stated that the changes, many of which are to Spanish names, would be difficult for residents to pronounce and that Del Norte County does not have the Spanish background that Southern California does and where these types of street names are popular.

Hugh Niall, county road superintendent, and county clerk Pola Ives pointed out that county maps and bookkeeping would also have to be changed and would be very costly. The three were asked to return to the next Planning Commission meeting and state their cases there. 

Smith River boat races planned

The sixth annual Smith River American Legion Boat Races will be held in April 26 at Ship-A-Shore.

The races, which always draw more than 1,000 people, will have an added attraction this year with the crowning of a queen.

Brazilian fish may be imported

California king salmon may soon be swimming up strange Brazilian streams and California sportsmen may be catching South American fish before long if the current mission of a Fish and Game scientist proves successful.

At the request of the International Cooperation Administration, William E. Ripley, assistant chief of the Marine Resources branch, explained that some 250,000 king salmon eggs from the U.S. Coleman Hatchery on the Upper Sacramento were to travel with him to Brazil.

Ripley will help Brazilians plant the eggs in the gravels of the Rio Jacui River and also investigate the possibility of importing two Brazilian fishes to California, one of which is a tasty marine catfish that lives in bays and the ocean, where it grows to a length of 3 feet and weighs up to 36 pounds.

The wild and the wooly

“Smile when you say that partner!” That was just about the way the dialogue went during an incident at the Wayside Market south of Crescent City.

Two strangers entered the store and purchased two packs of cigarettes from owner Nat Steinhart, paying for them with a $5 bill. The two men left the store, only to return in minutes claiming they had given Steinhart a $20 bill, not a $5 bill. At Steinhart’s reply that it had been a 5, one of the men dropped his hand into his coat pocket and said, “See this!”

Steinhart reached into his own pocket and produced a pistol and said, “See this!”

The two men fled.

 

 

 


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