’64 should be banner year for DN

By Nita Phillips January 23, 2014 10:39 am

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, January 1964.

Predictions by state and regional business leaders indicate a banner business climate for Del Norte in 1964. 

We are optimistic about prospects for a significant increase in Redwood Empire tourism during 1964. Thus, Robert A. Trombetta, president of the nine-county Redwood Empire Association, greeted the new year.

A California State Chamber of Commerce survey of business leaders, reported yesterday, shows an overwhelming confidence in economic prosperity for 1964. 

The State Chamber survey showed 98 percent of the California businesses index predicts a 6 percent increase in California’s 1964 business level.

Indian village studied

A special committee to determine possible sites and come up with a resolution on plans and details for recreating an authentic Indian village in Del Norte County has been named by the Historical Society.

The committee was named at a meeting here Tuesday at which James Yarbrough, president of the Chamber of Commerce, presided at a panel discussion of the proposal to establish an Indian village.

Margaret Matthews, chairwoman of the committee, reported that the State Division of Beaches and Parks had expressed some interest in Patrick Point in Humboldt County because it is already state owned. But she said, if it could be arranged, they were also interested in a site at Requa where an Indian village once stood.

The committee voted to exert all efforts to get the attraction for Del Norte County, and the committee was named by Ruth Roberts, Historical Society President, to work out all details of a plan of action. 

Survival classes to start

C Company, 18th Battalion of the State Military Reserve will conduct a series of classes on Civil Defense protection and survival. Classes will be held in Memorial Hall. 

Classes are designed to show what can be done to help oneself in case of thermo-nuclear fallout, an act of hostility or a local disaster. 

All city and county residents are invited to attend. 

Golf trophies awarded

The Del Norte Golf Club’s annual trophy dinner party will be held Feb. 1 at the Elk Lodge.

Trophies will be awarded to all men and women tournament winners for 1963, according to Byron Justus, club president, following a social hour and dinner in the Elk banquet room.

Included among trophy winners are: 

M.M. Griffin and John Yingst III, winner and runner-up of the W.W. Speer handicap event.

William Brock-Jones and Bill Woods are the winner and the runner-up of the President’s Cup tournament.

Chuck Blackburn and Marion O’Neal, winner and runner-up of the club championship tourney. 

Al Leskis and Walt Reinemer, winner and runner-up of the fall handicap event. 

Wednesday night twilight league winners, the Griffin Advertising team of M.M. Griffin, Wm. Speer, Byron Justus and Greg Spencer. 

And the Thursday night winning team of United California Bank, which includes Bob Quigley, Maris Ward, Harry Trehearne, Jim Yarbrough and Jim Johnston. 

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