From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, November 1941.
Modoc County has joined with Siskiyou and Del Norte counties in California and Curry County in Oregon, in a move to form a new Pacific Coast state, according to word received from Chairman J. J. McNamara of the Del Norte committee yesterday.
The action came following presentation of the case to the Modoc County board of supervisors by a Yreka delegation Saturday.
The honor for suggesting the chosen name for the proposed new state made up of Oregon and California border counties goes to J.E. Mundell who is at present living in Eureka, but whose heart and home is in Del Norte County.
Mr. Mundell’s suggestion of “Jefferson” after Thomas Jefferson for the new state won instant approval in the contest sponsored by the Siskiyou Daily News, a Yreka newspaper.
A concentrated drive to complete the Crescent City quota in the annual Red Cross drive is to be made next week, according to Murdock G. Roeder, local roll call chairman.
“Due to the extreme national emergency, it is essential that every eligible person be rerolled this year,” Roeder declared. “It is expected that everyone will cooperate with the solicitors to expedite the drive and make Crescent City one of the first in California to go over the top with its quota.”
The drive will start Nov. 12 and continue through Nov. 15, by which date every person in the community should be wearing one of the little Red Cross pins, says Chairman Roeder.
An efficient corps of workers has been enrolled to assist in the drive, including Mrs. Emma Cooper, Mrs. Ray Diamond, Mrs. Roy Deo, Mrs. Murdock Roeder, Mrs. Andrew DeMartin, Mrs. Emery Mitchell, Mrs. Margaret Robinson, Mrs. Freedom Plaisted, Miss Elaine Zigler, and Mrs. Garth McNamara.
The November draft call for Del Norte County will practically clean up all the eligible men on the list of the Del Norte draft board, according to Miss Mabel Curtis, clerk; in fact, the county will not be able to fill the quota.
Many of the Class 1A men have volunteered for enlistment recently; a party of four going from Klamath to San Francisco on Sunday, where they planned to enter the regular service. In the group were Charles and Raymond Gibbens, Archie Brack, and John McMillan.
Four 1A class men have been notified by Miss Curtis to be ready to answer the November call, leaving a shortage of five men.
V.E. Swanson will take over management of the Triplicate shop next week.
Mr. Swanson, for 12 years a printer in Crescent City, will assume charge of the shop as a result of the expansion program of the Del Norte Triplicate. The connection is a permanent one.