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Pages of History: Hiouchi's elk goes missing

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, June 1965.

The Hiouchi elk is among the missing. The large bull elk moved into this small community several weeks ago and settled in with two milk cows near the edge of Jedediah Smith State Park. 

Local housewives reported the elk intruder to game officials who planned to capture him and take him back to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. 

The large elk was apparently from a transplant of 10 Roosevelt elk taken to Bear Basin in Upper Del Norte County under the sponsorship of the Del Norte Rod and Gun Club.

No one in the area has seen the bull in about a week and local game officials will probably search the area later this week to determine if the elk has taken off “for greener pastures” or whether some hunter has killed or wounded him. 

The local gun club has applied for 50 elk (10 a year for five years) to be liberated. The program is designed to use surplus elk at the park for stocking in a former elk range area. 

 

Crivelli’s now open

The official opening of Crivelli’s Restaurant and Lounge in Klamath operated by “Babe” and Larry Crivelli, was held recently.

One of the highlights was the presentation to the Crivellis of an engraved trophy by the former owner of their present location, Austin Berg. He operated Berg’s Boat Shop and Motel on the site prior to the December flood. He also has formerly operated an engraving shop in Southern California

A welcome back plaque from Simpson Timber Company and many floral “welcoming” pieces were also seen, expressing the public’s good wishes for the first lounge and restaurant rebuilt near the first former town site. 

 

Aid to education bill

From a Triplicate editorial:

There is a very real fear that the new federal aid to education bill, which is unprecedented in scope and cost, may ultimately lead to almost total control of the schools by the central government. There is good reason for that fear. What government pays for, government bosses. And bureaucracies, by their very nature, almost always grow and grow and boss and boss. 

Another characteristic of bureaucracies is they tend to duplicate each other. This is true of federal school support. The Portland Oregonian once observed “… incredible as it may seem, there are at least 16 different federal programs for the procurement of teaching equipment and supplies for colleges, universities, and the public schools.”

Mix the endless federal encroachment into local affairs with this rapid growth of duplicating bureaucracies and one begins to get an idea of why the government can’t make both ends meet and why local rights and responsibilities are gradually disappearing. 

 

 

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