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Pages of History: Dead horse? Dump it south of G

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

Jim Musick was chairman of the day at Kiwanis Wednesday noon, Jan. 28, when the club met for its weekly luncheon, and had City Clerk G. Fletcher Dodd as his guest who gave the main talk of the day.

Mr. Dodd has been searching the early records of Crescent City through the minutes of the council proceedings away back in 1855, when the town was first established. Mr. Dodd told of ordinances that had been passed which to us, whom we call modern, are truly laughable.

One of the ordinances passed was to the effect that no female person was to be found in any wine cellar or saloon between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., drunk, under penalty of $100 fine and 10 days in jail.

Another was that no dead horses were to be dumped in the city north of G street. Still another was that no citizen should permit his hogs to run loose on Second Street.

Many other interesting facts were told by Mr. Dodd and his entire talk was greatly enjoyed by all the members.

Local news in brief

Marvin Ming, who is an employee of A. Brizard, Inc. of New Klamath, was in this city Tuesday afternoon on his way to Smith River where he had business.

Louis DeMartin was in Crescent City on Monday looking over the highway business. Louis is a little anxious to see how much of his ranch will be available for ranching purposes after the highway people get all they want. Louis is willing to meet ’em halfway and then some, but he wants what is left to be so that he can use it.

Ralph Cumming, a story writer of note, together with his brother Ray, has been residing at Adams Station for the past month, where he has been busy with his work. Mr. Cumming is a great friend of Clam Yore, also an author.

Get ’em while they’re hot

Chicken tamales with lots of chicken only 25 cents at Kings News Stand.

Hollywood men visit city

H. N. Stabeck, the man who recently purchased the Point St. George ranch from J. J. McNamara, and Leo Sansiper, the noted baritone singer, both of Hollywood, spent from Thursday to Monday in this city in the interest of real estate holdings in this city.

Electric lunch sold

The electric lunch at the corner of Second and J streets was sold Wednesday morning at a sheriff’s sale to P. A. Brunk for the sum of $715.

The restaurant has formerly been under the management of Graham and Larson until the place became involved in debt and attachments closed its doors. Mr. Brunk would not state what disposition he intended making of the business.

C.C. Grammar School

Ground is being broken on the west side of the school building on G Street and the sixth-graders are busy planning a wall flower bed. Several shrubs are already in place that when finished and growing nicely will add to the attractive appearance of the school grounds.

For rent near ocean

Two room cottages, furnished with garage, $10 per month. See Ed Childs, Pebble Avenue near Pebble Beach.

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