From editions of the Del Norte Triplicate in December 1970.
Roger Buckskin of Smith River was crowned boxing champion of the West Coast after whipping Tony Ortega of San Diego Monday night, Dec. 24, at Hamilton Air Force Base.
Buckskin will go to Denver in January to battle in the East-West Boxing Championships. The winner of that event will then be the U.S. National Team that will fight the Russian team in Las Vegas on January 23.
Dave Kibby of Smith River lost to Rick Carreras from the state of New York, fighting for the U.S. Air Force. Another Del Norte fighter taking part in the Monday night competition was LeRoy Blackeyes, who lost to Richard Jacobs of Washington, D.C., fighting for the Job Corps.
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Stinker leads posse on chase
A downtown Crescent City safari to search for an elusive skunk, civet
cat, or just plain kitty-cat brought out a wealth of would-be trappers
last Tuesday, but at press time the “little stinker” was still at large
with his or her true identity not yet being resolved.
City Police Officer Bob Long said he received several calls about 1:40
p.m. about a little striped kitty trying to get in the front door of
Harris Studio. However, by the time the officer had arrived, the kitty
had disappeared. He was next reported trying to “make a deposit or draw
out some of the scents” at Six Rivers Savings and Loan. Apparently
finding he had no account there, his next stop was at the Elks Club.
However, not being a member he found the front door locked, and
probably deciding that downtown Crescent City was just downright
unsociable, “Little Stinker” departed the area without leaving his
Officer Long, while patting his gun, remarked, “I’d have taken him with
my gun before he could have gotten me with his if I could have fought
him on even grounds, say 30 feet and downwind!”
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Barge turned loose during storm
Heavy surges and wave action in the inner harbor caused officials of
the W.R. Chamberlin Company to turn loose the 3,225-ton barge Oliver J.
Olson III about 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6.
The barge was in port to take on a cargo of lumber, but when the surges
broke the two stern lines, officials decided to cut her loose before
the barge had completed loading a full cargo. At the time she was taken
out into the stream by Olson’s tug “Star Crescent,” the barge had taken
on a cargo of 1,600,000 board feet bound for Los Angeles and San Diego
Because of the rough waters of the inner harbor, the barge sailed
without taking on her full load. Before she was turned loose, the barge
did $500 worth of damage to Chamberlin’s dock when dock caps were
lifted in one place.