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Pages of History: Logging firm buys 13,000 redwood acres

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, October 1945.

The Simpson Logging firm of Washington recently purchased over 13,000 acres of fine redwood timberland. The price was reported to be  $700,000.

The large tract of land is located north of the Klamath River and was purchased from the Requa Timber Company.

The deal was made through the Dean Witter and Company of San Francisco, agents for Requa Timber, according to an item in the last issue of the Timberman magazine.

Junior Horsemen ride

The Junior Horsemen of Del Norte County High School had their first ride of the season Sept. 30.

A small group gathered at the Glover ranch at ten o’clock and proceeded to view the scenery from horseback. Some of the members couldn’t catch their horses and so missed a fine ride.

The Junior members were accompanied by several members of the Senior Horsemen’s association. The weather was exceptionally fine and everyone enjoyed the trip through the sand hills.

Goofle feathers?

The government’s Western Regional Laboratory at Berkeley has been tinkering with ideas to create valuable byproducts from the plumage of Petaluma chickens. Millions of pounds of feathers from the California area ordinarily are thrown away.

The laboratory has made egg cups from chicken feathers, has converted waste egg whites into plastic, and has created fiber resembling silk and wool from minced feathers.

The dishes are not yet being produced commercially. The plastic from egg whites may be perfected for use as sutures in surgery. The manufacture of chicken-feather dresses and sweaters is still some distance from practicality. But eventually the old question as to which came first, the chicken or the egg, may be answered with the reply: “Neither! The feathers come first.”

Noah Webster in hot water

From today on, by popular demand, the Triplicate will backtrack and eat a few words. Two, to be precise. Last Tuesday and on the preceding Friday, it was stated by the editor that the Triplicate would become a bi-weekly.

We blush and hang our heads in shame. Of course, we could blame it all on “slips that pass in the type,” or on Fred, the perfectly innocent operator of the linotype, or on the weather, but no, we will blush straightforwardly, and honestly.

Of course, we could become very learned and refute the arguments of our many careful “proof readers,” and talk for quite a spell on how “semi” means “half” and “bi” means “twice” and work our way out of the mess that way. But actually, Noah does get down to brass tacks and state that “bi-weekly” does mean every two weeks.”

Anyway, bi-weekly or semi-weekly, the fact remains that the Triplicate will be published every Tuesday and Friday, and make of that what you will!    

‘Dainty Lady’ begins

A story of pounding hooves, a girl and her horse, a store based on real life, starts this week in the Triplicate.

Written by the versatile pen of Norm Stabeck, associate editor of Hunting and Fishing, “Dainty Lady” is being considered at present for production by several major film studios.


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