Pages of History: Contraption the work of local genius

By Nita Phillips February 15, 2013 02:54 pm

From the pages of the Crescent City American, February of 1928.

C.V. Dunbar, local genius, has invented a contraption which he calls a “Wave Coaxer,” which he is demonstrating to local radio users. This device is a small box which presumably contains a system of wires, and when attached to a receiving set will cut out much of the interference and vibration as well as making it much easier to cut out stations on close wavelengths. 

The contrivance is a copper box about 4 inches long by 2 inches square and is truly a wonderful little instrument for the purpose for which it is designed. 

Clean it up

The City Council ordered a cleanup awhile back, but as yet we fail to see any results. It might be a good idea if the city set the example and cleaned up the mess behind City Hall.

News in brief

• Geo. C. Sabin, manager of the Oregon Caves, and C.G. Harvey, secretary of the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce, were in this city Saturday and Sunday attending to business matters and also attended the banquet given the Redwood Highway caravan at the Alpine Cafe on Sunday night.

Mr. Sabin stated that the Oregon Caves would have its official opening this year May 13.

• There are a lot of pretty days and lots of good time going to waste that could be utilized in cleaning up the old cemetery on the beach. The tourists have already started coming in, and it will be a shame to let the old historic burying grounds go by another year without being cleaned up. 

• Bill Glover, mayor of Gloverville, was meeting friends and attending to business matters in this city Monday.

‘Hermit of the Siskiyou’

N.C. Hoofer, who has termed himself the “Hermit of the Siskiyou,” is in this city this week and is displaying some beautiful pictures that he has painted from memory of outdoor scenes, which include Crater Lake, Mount St. Helens in Washington and the redwoods of Del Norte County. 

Pioneer answers last call

James Dwight Pomeroy was born at Sacramento in 1849 and died at his home in this city on Feb. 12, 1928. He came to Crescent City when he was 24 years of age. He was married in 1878 to Katherine Marhoffer and to this union six children were born, five of whom are still living. 

Soon after arriving in this city, he was engaged by Hobbs, Wall and Company, in whose employ he has been ever since. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church in this city for the past 24 years. 

Funeral services were held from the home on Second Street on Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. A.J. Irwin, and interment made in the local cemetery.

Hatchery changing hands?

Congressmen Hawley has introduced a bill in Congress providing that the government take over the hatchery at Elk Creek on the upper Rogue River and an appropriation of $50,000 for enlargement and improvement.

The Macleay Estate Company, owners of the plant, agreed to donate the hatchery to the government provided it will continue its operation. 

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