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Pages of History: Cleaning up the cemetery at the beach

From the pages of the Crescent City American, May 1928.

Sunday marked the third appearance of the American Legion gang on the cleanup at the old cemetery on the beach west of the city. The ladies were also present with a big feed at noon time and remained during the afternoon, many of them helping carry light brush to the fires and helping in every other way they could.

If more of the people realized what a good time the boys have at this weekly event, there would be more of them on the job each Sunday to help out in this wonderful exhibit of civic pride that is being manifested by the American Legion boys and other citizens. 

The ladies will be on hand again next Sunday with a nice lunch and everyone is invited to come out and help in this worthy cause. This is without question one of the most outstanding achievements that has been accomplished. The American Legion is to be congratulated on its fine work and demonstration of civic pride. 

Story hour for children

Last Saturday afternoon saw an interesting group of 30 children at the Public Library, where Mrs. Alyce Spets, teacher at camp 12, delightfully told them several fascinating stories and taught them nation songs.

Another innovation will be attempted this Saturday, in that two groups of stories, each of 45 minutes’ duration, will be told to meet the demands of the various ages of the children attending. At 2:00 the pre-school, first and second grade children will gather to hear Mrs. A.M.E. Rice tell them the story of the “Whimper-Whines,” “Who Discovered the Maple Sugar,” “Ole Luk Ori,” and “The Rose-Colored Spectacles.”

After that, the older children will be admitted for their enjoyment. 

Weekend visitors

Many people from the Rogue River Valley as well as Oregonians from up the coast as far as Marshfield spent the weekend in Crescent City, enjoying the beaches and beautiful spring weather.

Girls’ Hi-jinks

The girl’s Hi-jinks, to be staged at the “Gym” on Friday evening, according to the girls’ view, is going to be a whale of a party. No boys can come. That much is settled and the teachers will be present to see to that.

Girls will paired off, one dressed as a boy, and burlesque the gallantness of the 1928 shicks. A feed will be served and the menu is a secret, so far. Many stunts have been arranged for the evening’s fun and woe to anyone who might try to turn the damper. 

News in brief

• The new water system in Gasquet was turned on Sunday. This system is derived from natural sources, having for its source a hidden spring. The water does not see light until it comes out of the faucet and is ice cold. The Gasquet people are quite grateful for this splendid supply of pure mountain water. 

• Frank Hemenway, employed at Musick’s, is making an auto tour of Southern California. His family is with him on the trip and Mrs. L.W. Musick will return from the south with them. They are expected back the last of this week as Mr. Hemenway’s vacation ends this week and next week will find him back at the old stand. 

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