The need for immediate dredging of Crescent City Harbor to make it available to small fishing craft was told to the Crescent City Chamber of Commerce by Tom Lazio, San Francisco fish buyer, who is endeavoring to build up the fishing industry in this port.
Lazio declared the harbor is filling with sand at a rapid rate and unless something is done soon the present Hobbs Wall wharf will be rendered useless. In view of the alarming harbor conditions, President Joe Oliver appointed a committee to investigate the situation and report back at the next meeting, scheduled to be held at the Town Tavern.
Bay City Market specials
Pot Roast 18 cents a pound, pork roast 21 cents a pound, grapefruit four for 10 cents.
Gasquet boxers compete in Eureka tourney
Camp Gasquet will have a team in the amateur boxing show being staged at Eureka Dec. 13-14 under the sponsorship of the Eureka Lions Club, according to Rodney Schultis, educational advisor at the local CCC camp.
Schultis is coach of the Gasquet boxing team which is headed by "Bozo" Gregori, one of the leading contenders for the heavyweight open title. Gregori weighs 225 pounds and is said to be plenty tough.
New bridge opens
The new highway bridge across Smith River on Route 101 was officially opened to traffic Dec. 13, which is taken as proof that the structure has been given the OK of state engineers.
The new span replaces the old bridge built by the county many years ago before the days of motor traffic. The new bridge is of combined steel girder and re-enforced concrete construction and was built at a cost of about $250,000 by the Joseph Shaw construction company of Oakland. Included in the job is .03 miles of approaches.
Work on the bridge was started early this year, the job being completed by Shaw ahead of time.
Bulb growing urged for county
Bulb growing as an adjunct to regular farm activity for ranchers in Del Norte county is being actively advocated by interested Crescent City businessmen. With the world supply of tulips and other bulbs cut off by the conquest of Holland, there is an acute shortage of certain bulbs.
Del Norte County is particularly suited to the growing of bulbs for the market, and with highly successful ventures under way in Oregon in similar climate and soil, it was anticipated that bulbs may one day be a leading Del Norte industry.
What do you want for Christmas?
That is what The Triplicate asked representatives of the younger generation Dec. 19. Here are some of the answers:
Tommy Hiller: "I want a model airplane a big one."
Allen Dunning: "A swell pocket-knife and an air rifle."
Gerald Phillips: "I want a rack for my bicycle."
Dick Hiller: "I'll take Tommy's airplane."
Archie Gargaetas: "My wants are few. I don't want to overburden St. Nick. I'll take a bicycle (with an outboard engine on it), a toy electric train, one of those better-type .22 rifles, a few theater passes, and a football. And I want to catch Santa."