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Pages of History: Fine clay found by builder

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, August 1952:

O.R. Griffin, Crescent City street superintendent, has discovered a deposit of what he believes is pottery-grade clay. Griffin found it in the process of digging curbing at the edge of Taylor Street between 8th and 9th streets.

“I’ll be happy to show the clay to anyone who might be interested in it,” Griffin said.

Triplicate’s Klamath reporter

Toddy Ambrosini is the new Klamath representative of the Triplicate. She handles subscriptions as well as news of general and civic interest.

Mrs. Ambrosini may be reached at the Sports Center.Telephone Klamath 311 daily except Saturday.

Mrs. Elsie Bosch will continue to carry her column of personal and special happenings in and around Klamath. She is located at the Village Lodge.

Peterson eyed by scout

Bunky Peterson was being eyed last weekend by a talent scout for the Cleveland Indians. The all-around Del Norte High School athlete, Class of 1952, has been playing first string catcher for the Brookings Beavers. Peterson handled both games for the Beavers last Sunday against the Coos Bay-North Bend nine.

Ed Brauner, territorial scout, reportedly contacted his head scout with a view to signing the local player for Bakersfield of the California State league. The team is a Class C farm club for the Indians.

Man pays for helping stranger

Gary Williams, Crescent City, and Joseph Ward, Coast Guard, were arrested last week for disturbing the peace and interfering with an officer.

Officer James Hooker attempted to arrest Ward at Second and I streets Sunday evening. Ward put up a battle and Williams, a total stranger, came to his aid. He received a clout on the head and Ward was taken off to jail.

Hooker returned to the scene, but Williams was gone. He was arrested at Seaside hospital shortly after, where he was treated for a head wound.

The men appeared in Crescent City Court Monday morning, and Judge Alyce Mosely fined Ward $50. He was released when his superior officer promised to see the fine was paid Aug. 1. 

Williams, somewhat more peaceful, was fined $35, which he arranged to clear on payday.

Lund reunion held

Mr. and Mrs. Axel Lund entertained at a family reunion dinner in White Rock dining room last Sunday. The fete was in honor of the Lund’s niece, Velma Jane Larsen of Portland, Ore. She has been vacationing at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.J. Larsen of Crescent City.

Velma Jane is a graduate of Oregon State College now employed as a secretary in the U.S. Army engineer’s office in Portland. 

Beside the honoree and her parents, those present at the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Larsen and children, Karen, Barbara and Robert; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott  and Mr. and Mrs. Axel Lund.

Velma Jane and her friend, Hazel Davidge of Portland, accompanied by their mothers, Mrs. Larsen and Mrs. Davidge of Arcata, are now spending a few days in San Francisco.

Our flying saucer

A flying saucer was sighted by several Gasquet residents Saturday. It was visible for several hours. Most staid folks said it was a weather balloon.

 

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