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Pages of History: Army Day rally first occasion on the coast

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, April 1941.

Crescent City will be honored next Sunday, April 6, when several hundred of the country’s ex-servicemen gather here for an interstate Army Day Americanization rally, said to be the first such occasion held on the coast. The convention will bring together members of the United Spanish War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, together with their wives and sweethearts. The convention is to be held at Memorial Hall starting at 10 a.m. Sunday morning with registration followed by a get-acquainted session and later a business meeting of the group.

Lennon loses crabs in surf

Andy Lennon lost nearly 2,400 crabs Tuesday when the Lazlo shipping crate he had unloaded into tore free from its moorings and came in on the beach. Pounding surf pulverized the crabs before salvage could be attempted.

Crescent City Harbor project

The Crescent City Harbor project has been included in the 1941 rivers and harbors appropriation bill as recommended by the U.S. House Rivers and Harbor Committee, according to a telegram received by J.J. McNamara from Rep. Clarence F. Lea early this week. A preliminary press report listing projects in this bill did not mention Crescent City.

The rivers and harbor bill is expected to be out of the house committee early next week and will then go to the Senate committee. Local harbor boosters are confident that success is just around the corner. California senators Johnson and Downey and Oregon Senator Charles McNary have promised strong support.

The plans for Crescent City involve the expenditure of $1 million for a breakwater out from Whaler Island which would entirely enclose the harbor basin.

Scout executive unit formed

Several local men met last Friday night at the high school to complete the organization of a Scout executive committee for Del Norte County. The committee will govern the activities of both the scout and cub groups.

The meeting was presided over by William G. Trehearne, acting chairman. Walter Reinemer was elected district chairman, Lloyd Saterlee, sub-committee chairman.

The group plans to hold a meeting tonight for the purpose of choosing a committee that will consist of six members from the districts of Crescent City, Smith River, and Klamath.

Improvement at radio station

Construction of an addition to the Point St. George radio station was started last week by contractor Frank M. Crane of Oakland, who was recently awarded the contract for this work. The job included the building of a dormitory to house four additional families at the station and enlargement of garage facilities to cost in the neighborhood of $25,000.

This week Crane has barely a skeleton crew at work on the preliminary stages of the contract, but within the next month expects to have a dozen or more men on the job. The work will keep the crew busy for about four months, and will make the Point St. George station one of the best-equipped along this part of the coast.

Mr. and Mrs. Crane arrived here recently from their home in Oakland and are now occupying one of the modern houses in the Whitaker addition.

 


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