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Pages of History: March 1939

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, March 1939.

Members of the City Council did considerable scratching at their last meeting held at City Hall.

Not the usual head scratching often resorted to in working out knotty city problems, or back scratching so popular with politicians, but the good old-fashioned kind that follows the bite of the well-known and hopping parasite.

And so Chief of Police Jack Breen is now busy “de-fleaing” the City Hall premises. He explained that the fleas are brought in by the transients who use the City Hall benches for overnight accommodations when passing through the city, leaving their passengers behind for all to enjoy.

Dixieland show

Two full hours of wholesome fun and entertainment, including 24 riotous acts, is the program for the Dixieland Minstrel show to be presented at the Crescent-Elk Grammar School auditorium.

The production is sponsored by the Gasquet CCC camp and proceeds will go into the camp fund to supply extras not provided for by the government.

Featured on the program is a jug band of seven pieces giving out honey-sweet southern melody, spirituals, comic songs and dances, new gags for the interlocutor and end-men, and a new dance by Harry and Lorraine.

Capt. A. W. LaMarr, Gasquet camp commander, states, “This is really one of the best minstrels I’ve ever seen. These boys from the South, with their quaint drawl, do give the various numbers the real flavor.

Fort Dick news

Under the supervision of the WPA, a group of men are digging a badly needed ditch west of Highway 101 along the road to Lake Earl near the Johnson Standard station that we hope will carry off the water that accumulates on the highway in front of Fort Dick School during each bad shower and which forms a serious traffic hazard.

Also in Fort Dick, the harvesting of the daffodils has begun with the shipping of 8,000 King Alfred’s and other varieties by H.W. Gooch from the Presley Tryon field. The Golden Gate Fair is proving to be a very good marketplace for these blooms.

At Piggly Wiggly

Dressed hens, colored and extra fancy, 25 cents a pound; Park Brand Spaghetti with cheese and tomato sauce, No. 1 Tall for 5 cents a can; Durkee’s Sandwich Spread one-half pint glass for 12 cents.

Port engineer visits

James F. Collins, port engineer of Long Beach, was a business visitor in Crescent City over the weekend, calling on friends. He is better identified here as the man associated with P.S. Combs of the Grants Pass-Crescent City monorail project several years ago.

Creamery operating

The Smith River plant of the Golden States Milk Products Company will operate daily beginning today, after being open every other day since November.



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