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Pages of History: April 1959

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

Guilford Smith, motel operator, is accustomed to having couples remove towels and other small items as souvenirs, but what happened recently was the last straw.

He told the police that he had rented a room to a couple. At 2 a.m., he noticed that all the lights were on and went to investigate and when there was no answer, he pushed open the door. The couple had removed not only the towels, but also the bed, springs, mattress, television set, table and chairs and everything else movable except the light bulbs.

Redwood shipments increase

Despite a slow start in the first months of last year, redwood shipments in the California redwood industry during 1958 were slightly ahead of 1957 shipments

Redwood shipments by 14 mills reporting to the Calif­ornia Redwood Asso­ciation totaled 498,920,000 board feet, compared to 1957 shipments of 488,211,000 board feet.

‘Extra Door on Second Street’

Producer Allen Lehman’s thrilling film of Crescent City, entitled “An Extra Door on Second Street,” is to be shown at City Hall.

Proceeds of the show will go toward construction of a new clubhouse to be built at the Crescent City Golf Club at the Elk Valley course.

Fern picking continues

Fern picking is still going on in this county, according to H. J. Davis, who represents Callisons.

Davis paid out over $200 to pickers in the last couple of weeks and expects to continue as long as the ferns are fit to be handled.

Lifesaving patrol due in 1959

A U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat and crew will again be stationed at the mouth of the treacherous Klamath River here during the summer months, it was announced this week by Roy Rook, president of the Klamath Chamber of Commerce.

The Coast Guard lifesaving crew will maintain a watchful eye for unwary boat operators who venture into the rolling surf at the mouth of the river.

The Klamath Chamber is directly responsible for the Coast Guard patrol on the river there, Rook said, “and we feel that this measure has been our most successful project.”

Help wanted ads

Railroads — I want to talk to several men from this area who are interested in permanent employment with Railroads as station agents or telegraphers at a starting salary up to $450 per month. We train and place. Due to retirement, jobs open constantly, coast to coast. For complete information, write this paper at Box 583, giving home address and phone number.

Office Girl — Light bookkeeping, answering telephone. Attractive 18 to 25. Experience not necessary. Write Box 584 c/o Del Norte Triplicate, giving full details.

 


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