Firefighters celebrate an anniversary

By Nita Phillips March 22, 2013 04:42 pm

From the pages of the Crescent City American, March 1930.

Members of the Crescent City Fire Department held a banquet in the Childs Hall on Monday evening, March 2, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the organizing of Crescent City Fire Engine Company No. 1, with 42 members and guests present to partake of the bounteous supper prepared from what had been left over from the supper served at the annual Masque Ball Saturday night.

Five members of the original company answered “HERE” when the roll was called by Fire Chief Bill Nohl, they being as follows: J.L. Musick, Joe P. “Nemuck” Crawford, Nick Johnson, A.J. “Judge” Ahern, and T.B. Culter.

During the banquet, Frank Starry, acting as toastmaster, made a very nice little talk and presented Belvy Wagner with a large bronze medal as a token of the high regard in which the members of the company hold him, for his services rendered as “Chief Engineer” during the fire that broke out in the Crescent City hospital two weeks ago. Mr. Wagner also had the honor of being the first member to drive the new fire engine to a fire.

The evening was spent at card playing and a general good time, with Grant Francis serving in the capacity of general host, custodian and merrymaker.

New feed store built

Oliver Morton, proprietor of the Del Norte Feed Store, has started work on a new building that will house his feed store, on the corner of Second and G streets. 

The new building will be spacious and will accommodate the fast-increasing business that Mr. Morton is enjoying since coming here just a little over one year ago. 

Holler ‘fore!’

Warning to golfers is issued that when they are about to strike a blow with their clubs, that they should always holler “fore!” for if they do not they are apt to hurt someone. 

It happened yesterday morning when Louie Linninger, hardware salesman that makes this territory, was trying out a brassie at Hobbs, Wall & Co’s store, and when he made a mighty swing as if to strike a ball, Jess Ham, deliveryman at the store, stepped from behind a counter, directly in front of the swinging club, the club striking him in the forehead and cutting a gash that required two stitches to close.

Jesse is getting on all right, but Linninger is still a little shakey from the ordeal. 

Justice Potter to take bride

“And in the spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love,” and so it is with those that have reached the time in years they are sometimes considered old. And it is the truth that C.A. Potter, Justice of the Peace of Crescent Township, and Mrs. Mary Edwards, widow of the late Frank Edwards, have applied to County Clerk, Emma Cooper, for a license to wed. 

Judge Potter is well and favorably known in this city, having moved here some 14 years ago and was not only a court reporter but later took up journalism and was associated with both the Crescent City Courier and the Del Norte Triplicate and lastly the Crescent City American at which time he was also the magistrate on the bench for the Justice Court. Everyone wishes to extend best wishes to the happy couple. 

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