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Pages of History: Kerttula serves in Okinawa

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, September of 1963.

Marine Private First Class Jack A. Kerttula, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Kerttula of Smith River, is serving with General Supply Maintenance Battalion, Third Force Service Regiment, Third Marine Division, at Camp Sukiran, Okinawa.

Marines of General Supply and Maintenance Company are responsible for repairing and maintaining typewriters, adding machines, ditto and mimeograph machines and other office maintenance for the Third Marine division and its supporting elements.

Where there’s smoke(house), there’s fire!

Nineteen firemen of the Crescent Fire Protection division halted a blaze in the smokehouse at the home of C.W. McFerrin, on Northcrest Drive on Friday, September 6.

There was little they could do to save the smokehouse which was covered by flames when they arrived, but firemen successfully kept the fire away from nearby buildings.

Scout, research vessels here

Del Norte’s Sea Scout Explorer Ship 88 Sunday visited the State Department of Fish and Game research vessel, N. B. Schofield, anchored in Crescent City harbor.

Helping to arrange the visit were the local Coast Guard unit and Game Warden Don Gastineau. Going aboard the Schofield were Mike Morgan bo’sun; Peter Mann; Andy Madding; Mike Robinson; Larry Robinson; and Larry Dittman, Ship 88 skipper.

Million-dollar project starts

Start of a million dollar development program for Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park was announced yesterday.

Engineering crews are in the park now laying out roads and campgrounds so brush clearing can start this winter for the initial $416,000 development phase to be under construction next summer, said A.D. (Tiny) Philbrook. He is superintendent, State Division of Beaches and Parks District 1, Eureka.

This initial phase, using money approved by the recent State Legislature in Governor Brown’s budget, will include installation of a basic road network, utilities, shops and administrative facilities. Next year’s proposed division budget calls for expenditure of $275,000 to complete 146 family camping units, Philbrook said.

Plans call for complete development of the park by 1968-69 at a total cost of near $1 million. Trails will be built throughout the park.

New shopping center

One new business and one present establishment have been added to the firms to locate in the under-construction downtown shopping center at 3rd and K streets in Crescent City.

Myrl Barnts and his wife, Marion, announced they will open a fountain, news, and lunch operation in the corner store of the center. The operators of House of Beauty, now located in the Surf Hotel building, announced the beauty firm will move into the center.

Barnts is employed at Crescent Lumber Company. Who will operate the new firm has not been determined although Mrs. Barnts will take part in running it. Operators of the House of Beauty are Dean Brown and Miss Linda Jones, who specialize in hair cutting and coloring.



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