Letters to the Editor from March 31

April 01, 2007 11:00 pm

Doluses, tetripods, bank building during ‘64 tsunami

It was nice that The Daily Triplicate did a piece on the tsunami's 43rd Anniversary ("43 years ago ...," March 28).

But I want to clear something up. There were no doluses battering things around downtown. They were not even made yet.

There were tetripods at the jetty, but they were not battering things in town either. There was one tetripod at the time on a cement slab (on display to show what they looked like) where it is now, in front of Pizza King, that was moved a few feet by a log that hit it. The tetripod left it that way to show the power of the water.

The building at the top of the page was the bank building. It was not destroyed by the tsunami but was torn down a year or so later to make room for redevelopment. There was a mistake made a long time ago, and that picture got into our tsunami file at the county historical museum and is used over and over – but it did not look like that because of the tsunami.

Sandy Nuss

Del Norte County Historical Society Museum researcher

Crescent City

Concert Association's

membership drive begins

What a treat to have the Travis Air Force Brass Quintet preform for us free of cost at the fountain, thanks to The Daily Triplicate ("Concert shows residents want vibrant plaza," March 27). The musicians were of the highest caliber and adjusted to the breezes wafting by with patience and ingenuity. The audience appreciated their efforts with extra applause.

Community Concert Association brings top-notch performers to our area, but with a modest price to concert-goers. Our membership drive has just begun for the coming season. Adult membership is only $40 and student membership is a mere $20/ There is also a family membership available for $95.

We have scheduled pianist Angela Jia-Kim for Sept. 22, acoustic guitar luminary Edgar Cruz for Oct. 25, the Poulenc Trio – comprising of three virtuosos oboist Vladimir Lande, bassoonist Bryan Young, and pianist lrina Lande – for March 9, 2008. Vocalist Franc D'Ambrosio, noted for his 2,600 performances as Phantom in the broadway legendary "Phantom of the Opera," will perform April 9, 2008. These concerts are held in the Crescent Elk Auditorium.

As if that roster wasn't impressive enough, especially for that price, we now have scheduled a bonus concert of pianist Roberto Plano, a Van Clyburn finalist, for Feb. 12, 2008.

If you are new to our community and would like to join our association, contact me at 465-6572. New members are invited free of charge to our final concert of this season on April 7.

While open-air concerts are invigorating, it is nice to sit indoors without the worry of rain or wind interrupting a performance. The Soroptomist Club rents cushions for added comfort.

Do renew your membership or obtain a new one. We look forward to including you in our upcoming concert season.

Donna Gastineau

Crescent City