Proprietor on run from Prohibition

By Nita Phillips March 01, 2013 05:22 pm

From the pages of the Crescent City American, February 1931.

They were all ready last week to drive up with the patrol wagon and take Jack Romenger, proprietor of the Pacific House on Front Street, for a “ride” and then to put him “on the spot” before Police Judge Bruce W. Gause, but when the patrol wagon arrived, Romenger was gone.

Romenger had been charged with possession of liquor. It is customary to fine such violations from $100 to $150 on such offenses. 

Local schoolboy excelling

There will be many who will be interested in learning that Marshall Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Griffin, who left here the first of the year to enroll as a student in the Oakland Polytechnic School of Engineering to major in aeronautical engineering, is getting along very nicely in his studies and is rapidly getting accustomed to his new surroundings.

He also writes that he is deeply interested in his studies and will probably not attempt to return home for a visit until the summer vacation, which begins in July. 

Grass fools firemen

Fire Chief Bill Nohl turned in a complaint to the City Council on Monday evening when that body met for its February meeting and asked that the fire hydrants be painted some other color, preferably red or yellow, instead of the green, as the grass growing around many of them made it hard to distinguish the hydrants.

The council will endeavor to remedy the situation.

Indian heirs benefit dance

The big benefit ball at Smith River tomorrow night will draw its quota of dancers and interested spectators both because of the fact that the sponsors, the Curry County Indian Heirs Association, has assured the populace about what is being done or will be done to provide an enjoyable evening’s entertainment, and also because of the remaining fact that the dance will be the only amusement of its kind in the county on this date.

The ball, which, it is said, will rival either the New Year’s or Masquerade Ball in brilliancy, is being given for the Indian heirs of this section. The funds obtained will help defray the cost of sending one of their number, escorted by the association’s legal counsel, to Washington, D.C. to present their cause and battle for their rights.

A several-piece band of music-makers will furnish the dance notes for the evening, and supper will be served at the hall. Avail yourself of this opportunity to take part in this gayest of dance festivities, and really enjoy a few hours of dancing. Join the crowd. 

Gov. Rolph pushes harbor

Gov. Rolph today telegraphed Senators Hiram Johnson and Samuel Shortridge and Congressman Clarence Lea in Washington, D.C., urging them to exert every effort in obtaining the appropriation for the Crescent City harbor.

The governor asked them to work for approval of the project by the river and harbor board of the engineering corps prior to passage of an emergency appropriation act by Congress.

Crescent City has asked for an appropriation by the Congress of over a million dollars to complete the jetty work in the harbor. An appropriation has already been made for maintenance of the present jetty in the sum of $60,000. 

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