Back Thursday | County marks Halloween with parties and dancing – Times-Standard


Halloween festivities were in full swing at the end of October 1922, and the Humboldt Times reported on a handful of parties for young people and adults.

Several local YMCA clubs that served Winship students held a party, with several contests including eating crackers, eating pies, and apple dancing.

“Many strange costumes and monsters appeared, the pie eaters being counted among those present and the apple ducks next in popularity, with the whistling cracker eaters vying for a place with the buzzers of the capital,” reported the Humboldt Times.

A school in Alderpoint held a Halloween party for the students.

“A ghost lair was laid down in the basement which included ‘Michael Rudd’s blood,’ ‘Old Man Jones’ bones,’ and ‘Luke McLuke’s spark,'” the Humboldt Times said in the 31 October 1922. edition.

The Eureka Inn hosted a party for local children who were wards of the County Welfare Department. The children were treated to ice cream and cake in the historic hotel’s dining room and enjoyed sitting around the fireplace telling stories.

The event was hosted by hotel manager Leo Lenenbaum along with two county social service members.

In Arcata, Rebekah’s Lodge hosted a party for its members and friends. Hundreds of people attended the event which featured local musicians providing piano and fiddle tunes and a high stakes card game was included.

A dance was held at Wabash Hall by the Order of the Runeberg Lodge. The cost for men was 90 cents and a war tax of 10 cents. Women were admitted free.

Campaign tour ends in Nova Scotia

Gubernatorial candidate Friend W. Richardson ended a two-day campaign tour of Humboldt County with a conference in Scotland. Richardson, a Republican who won the vote and served as governor from 1923 to 1927, spoke at Blue Lake on October 26, 1922, later addressing a union and ending the day in the Eel River Valley with a dinner in his honor in Scotland.

Rajah Tours

Rajah Gazi Kahn of India visited Humboldt County in late October 1922. He was a guest in the Governor’s suite at the Eureka Inn. The Humboldt Times obtained an interview with Kahn after touring the northern part of the county, including Arcata, Blue Lake, Korbel and Trinidad.

Rajah Gazi Kahn enjoyed visiting the redwoods on a trip in October 1922 with his wife and daughter. (Times-Standard file photo)

“I am happy to give this interview,” the Rajah told the newspaper. “because I declare publicly to express my admiration for this beautiful country.”

His tours included visiting redwoods. Kahn’s wife, the Princess of Katu, and their 18-year-old daughter, Ranavalona, ​​were among the visiting group.

“You have a great and glorious county here in your Humboldt County,” Kahn told reporters. “It’s beautiful. I can’t tell you in words what I feel in my heart about those magnificent trees you call redwoods. I’ve been to many parts of the world. I’ve seen the pyramids of Egypt, the sphynx, the ruins of Greece and the Alps of Switzerland, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park and I recently visited your beautiful park in Yosemite But nothing I have ever seen n is comparable to these great trees in size.

Fortuna artist displays his work

Fortuna artist Mrs. Marcella Cone Lane was to exhibit work at the Orr Gallery, the Humboldt Times reported on October 31, 1922.

“The ancient redwoods of Northern California, possibly the oldest living things in the world, are the subject of Ms. Lane’s art and her work combines an appreciation of beauty with a graphic plea for California’s support in the work to save the majestic groves from destruction,” the article reads.

Lane participated in the Save the Redwoods League organized in 1918 to protect the giant trees of Northern California.

At an exhibit in San Francisco earlier in the year, one of Lane’s paintings was purchased by California Governor William Stephens, who served from 1917 to 1923.

At the theatre

“Love Is a Horrible Thing,” starring Owen Moore, was playing at the Rialto Theater in Eureka for a two-day run in late October. It was billed as the “greatest screen prank in years” and starred a two-reel educational comedy titled “Monkey Shines”.

Ruth Schneider can be reached at 707-441-0520.


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