Pages of History: Ships depart early due to quarantine

By Nita Phillips, The Triplicate September 08, 2012 12:50 am

From the pages of the Crescent City American, September 1927.

The two destroyers, the U.S.S. Thompson and U.S.S. Farquarh, that arrived here Tuesday forenoon with the intention of staying here over today to help in the celebration of Navy Day, put to sea Wednesday morning at about 8:30 o’clock after having spent the night.

Orders to sail having come after the officers learned that the county was being quarantined in an effort to prevent the spread of infantile paralysis. 

Great plans had been made for the entertainment of the officers and men from aboard the two Navy ships and it was with reluctance that the people of Crescent City saw the two ships pull up their anchors and put to sea.


Local news in brief

• H. P. Lamar has sold one of his mines near the Trio Group, on Craig’s Creek, to E. E. Caldwell and Associates. The new owners have already begun operations for extensive development and as soon as the water comes this fall, the work of sluicing will begin. 

• Huckleberries are ripening and parties have been gathering to pick them along the Redwood Highway.

• Misses Marguerite and Blanche Nixon left yesterday for Chemawa, Ore., where they will attend the government school. 

• A heavy northwest wind Sunday and Monday prevented fishing boats putting to sea, four tying up in the harbor. The boats supply markets elsewhere. 

Peter Pan manager returns

Frank S. Thorpe, manager of the Peter Pan Tea Room, who has been on a vacation trip for the past two weeks to the southern part of the state, returned home Wednesday.

Mrs. Thorpe, who accompanied him on the trip, will remain in Los Angeles this winter where she has accepted a position as a teacher in a grammar school.

Oregon caravan coming

Approximately 100 automobiles are expected to arrive in Crescent City on Saturday evening, Sept. 8, carrying delegations from Marshfield, North Bend, Powers, Myrtle Point, Coquille, Port Orford, Bandon, Gold Beach and Brookings, as a get-together, better-acquainted booster caravan.

Arrangements were made Tuesday evening at a meeting of Crescent City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to take care of the visitors and provide entertainment during their overnight stay in the city. Committees were appointed to arrange for a program and to attend to details. 

The caravan, which is being sponsored by the Coos County Chamber of Commerce, will form at Marshfield and North Bend and will progress south over the Roosevelt Highway to Crescent City, where an overnight stop will be made. From here they will go over the Redwood Highway to Grants Pass, where they will go over the Pacific Highway to Roseburg and from there they will cut across back home or to the place of starting.

Enderts buy auto camp

A deal was closed here this week whereby Mr. and Mrs. John B. Endert become the owners of Van’s Auto Camp, which was built in the spring of last year by J. M. Van Cleave, and under his operation since that time. 

This camp is one of the finest on the coast and contains 24 cabins. There are 30 buildings in all and it is understood that the Enderts plan some extensive improvements.

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