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Pages of History: Curiosity of the sea

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, February 1940.

A curiosity of the sea was discovered this week by “Montana” White, owner of the Fireplace Auto Court. A piece of driftwood, around the center of which is molded a mass of stone of a lava type, indication of a fusion under terrific pressure. This could only have occurred in the bottom of the ocean, where icy water minimized the effect of the molten rock on the otherwise inflammable wood.

The curiosity is on display in the lobby of the Fireside Auto Court and many people have marveled on it.

Seals training squad

“Rocky” Peterson will leave soon for San Francisco to join the Seals training squad to try out with the hope of securing a contract to play ball with the Seals this coming season.

Last year “Rocky” was with the Lewiston Indians, of Lewiston, Idaho, in the Northwestern League, playing the outfield. While in San Francisco he will be a guest at the home of his manager, Claude Goings.

Smith River bridge

Construction work on the new Smith River bridge was started this week when the lumber for the construction of several buildings to house supplies and the engineering department of the contractors was delivered. To date, three buildings are in the process of construction with several more to be erected.

Fight for Klamath road

With the San Francisco Examiner voluntarily joining in the fight for improvement of the Klamath River highway, interest in this scenic route is on the increase throughout northern California, especially in Siskiyou County. The Examiner will carry a series of feature articles on the road down the Klamath River, giving much publicity to this section of the state.

In view of the stand taken by the Examiner, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors at a recent meeting adopted a resolution stressing need for the improvement and extending thanks to the San Francisco daily for the publicity given the project.

Comedy in Klamath

An entertainment scoop for the Klamath Theater is announced for this month by manager J. J. Perry, who has signed one of the greatest screen comedies of the year, “My Little Chickadee,” starring Mae West and W. C. Fields. The film has just been released in Hollywood and is now playing in the big cities where it is a “packing them in.”

Cavemen invite govs

The Oregon Cavemen invited Governor Olson of California to join with them in a feed of tiger meat and dinosaur blood on the occasion of his recent visit to Portland. Due to pressing business at Sacramento, Governor Olson had to decline, but indicated he would be glad to accept at a later date. Governor Olson has informed the Cavemen that he plans to visit Northern California at that time and would be happy to partake of their hospitality.

The Cavemen are planning to make quite an event of the affair, which they hope to stage at Oregon Caves National Park with Governor Sprague of Oregon also a guest.

 

 


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