From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, February 1950.
March may well be the turning point month for Del Norte County. On March 18 the community and its neighbors will celebrate the completion of Citizens Dock. The celebration, pointedly in celebration of a task undertaken, actually is not the commemoration of a task completed, but a celebration heralding the promise of the greatest opportunity to develop this area ever faced.
‘Chefs of the West’
Vic H. Reynolds, prominent Harbor sportsman, made the “Chefs of the West” department of the Sunset magazine for March by submitting a recipe for “smoky creamed salmon.”
Reynolds is in receipt of a chef’s apron, and is now able to don the full uniform of the order, as he won the chef’s hat a year ago for a shrimp chowder recipe he submitted.
Vic, well-known for his fisherman’s skill, catches his fish with a purpose, for he makes quantities of his famous dish and puts it in the freezer for future enjoyment.
New logging outfit
A former Sweet Home, Ore., logger, M.I. Wood, has negotiated a contract with Borcharding Bros. for 70 million board feet of lumber in the Rowdy Creek area of Smith River and is now moving his outfit and key workers to the area.
Wood told the Triplicate much of the timber is to go to West Coast Veneer in Crescent City. He said it was largely through the effort and interest of the West Coast manager, Axel Lind, that he is moving here. Plans are under way to have continuous operations here year round when the logging roads are ready.
The recently organized Crescent City Baptist Church announced plans this week to construct a $25,000 sanctuary and educational building as they purchased a triangular church building site at the corner of Pacific Avenue and G Street. Building will start within 30 days with only one wing of the L-shaped redwood frame structure to be completed by next summer. A second wing, the actual sanctuary, will be built as funds are obtained.
Wier files for post
Norman P. Wier, Crescent City mortician, declared his intentions this week to seek the newly-created office of coroner-public administrator for Del Norte County in the June 6 elections.
Wier, who was born in Crescent City in 1916, attended local schools and the University of San Francisco for four years and the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science for one year.
A war veteran, Wier enlisted in the Navy in 1942. He served until 1945, when he was discharged holding the rank of chief pharmacist’s mate. He served 18 months overseas in the South Pacific theater.
Wier, who is married with one child, returned to Del Norte County in 1945 and with his brother directed the new Wier’s Mortuary. He met his wife at a hospital corps school in Portsmouth, Va., in 1944
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