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50 YEARS AGO MARCH 1961 Researched by Chuck Liddell // Compiled by Charles M. Kelly The following information was culled from Catalina Islander archives in the Catalina Island Museum: News The Avalon City Council passed Resolution #1121, "Implor- ing All Patriotic Americans to Awaken And Fight All Com- munistic Activities." The council planned to pass an ordinance that every business in Avalon must have their em- ployees fingerprinted and ap- proved by the FBI and state government before they can be employed. They would then have to carry a perma- nent card. Sixteen new birds were added to Bird Park. Mike Bowne resigned as Avalon Fire Department chief and was replaced by John Hax. Avalon Air Transport took Cata- lina Channel Airlines to court for unfair competition. General Mrs. Malcolm Renton was presi- dent of the PTA. James O. Taylor was the new pres- ident of the "Shrine Club." Margaret Upton was a worthy ma- tron of the "Eastern Star." Mrs. Robert Ellis was the new president of the "Women's Club." Miss Mabel Fennie was the Amer- ican Cancer Society's residen- tial chairman. Ronald Irvine was director of the city of Avalon's Utility De- partment. Jim Laurin was "Sugarloaf' edi- tor-in-chief. John Mock was a worthy patron of the "Eastern Star." "Eastern Star." "El Encanto Community Center," Surf Room, Crescent and Marilla. "Mariner's Girl Scout Troop 319 (M. S. S. Ning Po). Joyce Lorentzen was president. A1 Beron was chief of police. Approximately 10,000 tons of freight was carried by barge in 1960. Lee Lavender moved to Rolling Hills after living on Catalina for 56 years. No cars were permitted on Cres- cent, between Metropole and Sumner. "This Is Your Life, Virginia Rent- on.~' Twenty-one new electrical trans- formers were installed. Fountain at Crescent and Sumner resurrected. Rainfall that year to date: 2.49 inches. The "Easter Pageant," Mt. Ada, was directed by Margaret Felkley. Obituaries Margaret Mary Olsen (March 22, 1898-Feb. 23, 1961). Ruel K. Beknap (1890-March 1, 1961). Martin Hall (Feb. 26, 1885-March 3, 1961). Harry Stoner (1904-Feb. 25, 1961). Ernest M. Hodson (July 7, 1881- March 4, 1961). Albert F. McCullough (1893- March 14, 1961). Announcements George Gibson cdlebrated his 77th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hale cele- brated their 23rd Anniversary. Roberta Egner celebrated her 18th birthday. Judge Ernest Windle celebrated his birthday. Rip Pinney celebrated his second birthday. Diane Stockinger celebrated her eighth birthday. Barry Regan married June O'Reilly, Feb. 26, 1961. Jacque Frenzel celebrated her sev- enth birthday. Sandy Jones picked up the fol- lowing awards: For the third consecutive year, she placed first in the Zone 4L3 Lion's Club speaking contest, "Our National Heritage, Pattern for Today;" she was the highest scorer on the "Betty Crocker Test" and received "Home- maker Of Tomorrow" award for Avalon H. S.; she received the winning trophy in the Lib- eral Arts area of the Bank Of America awards. Jack Frenzel celebrated his birth- day. Business A new 60-unit hotel, with swim- ming pool, was proposed to be located next to the newspaper on Crescent. "Arthur Meyeroff Assocition, Inci," located in "Hotel Cam- po Bravo," 1959-61, moved to "Island Plaza." Melba Price, public accountant. "Catalina Island Press," 615 Cres- cent. "Creed's Studio," flower shop, 210 Metropole. "Descanso" and "Cabrillo" cross channel boat, "Island Boat Service," established a new policy of making reservations on boat for future use. "Fisherman's Wharf," Pebbly Beach Road. "Gaylord's T. V. Service," 113 B. Alley, Sumner. "Guion's Sporting," 124 Catalina. "Island Sportswear," 425 Cres- cent. "Port '0 Call Department Store," new name, Chuck and Mary Fox. "Santa Catalina Properties," 105 Pebbly Beach Road, next to "Tropics." "Scari's Hotel and Restaurant," Crescent and Whittley and Marilla. "Steamer Pier." "Tony's Fiesta Cafe," 203 Cres- cent. "Trampoline Center," Metropole and Crescent for sale, $3,800. "The Tropics," East end of Cres- cent. John Deacon was a new represen- tative at "Angeles Furniture Mfg. Co." "Avalon Taxi Service," 225 1 and 2 Crescent. "Butler Courts," 336-342 1 and 2 Eucalpytus. "Campo Bravo Hotel," 417 Cres- cent. "Catalina Diving Supply Co.," new booth, Pleasure Pier. "Catalina Island Auto and Boat Sales," new, Island Plaza, Frank A. Kelley, Jr., Fiat 600 Mutipia, $1,095.00. Real Estate Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Beckstrom, 319 Clemente. Ruel K. Beknap, Catalina. Mrs. Florence C. Brewer, 46 E. Terrace, built in 1920. Mrs. Bess Cobb, 201 E. Whittley. George Gemiliere, Hamilton Beach. Mr.and Mrs. Manuel San Miguel, #5 Pebbly Beach. Mrs. John Parkins, 349 Clarissa. Mrs. Marietta Sargent, Clarissa. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Walker, 317 Clarissa. Wilbur White, Clarissa. Mr. and Mrs. Willey, Descanso. Entertainment Movie only on Friday and Satur- day. Adults, $1; children, 35 cents. Starting March 24, a different movie nightly. "St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance," St. Catherine Church Dance.. MARINA MARTIN '55 Favorite Song: "in The Chapel In The Moonlight" Favorite Singers: Perry Coma, Patti Page Favorite Actor: Jeff Chandler Favorite Actress: Debra Pagett Favorite Sport: Tennis Favorite Food: Steak Favorite Pastime: writing letters to "Peanuts" Pet Peeve: loud people Future Plans: Attend Pasadena City College and major in clothes designing 1 162 Middle Terrace - 3 BR, 3 BA 2 car Garage. 4 Decks. 2 Rreplace Apartment for Income! SI,799,000 3i 8 W. Wkittley 3 - 2 BR, 2 BA Completely Remodeled. S395,000 341 Camino Del Monte - 4 BR, 4 BA, 4400 sf home with I 8R, 1 BA income unit. $2,499,000 CHECK OUT THESE GREAT OWNERSHIP amines! Viga 9-60 -- Top Comer d Bldg. Immttdm, Smerl Ind. , 75,000 V'dla 13.45 - 2 BD, 2 BA, End Unit. Just Reduced! $739,000 2-47 - 20 steps to properly. End Unit w/vm. reml perrnil. $625,000 354 Desonso Ave. - 3 BR, 1 BA Slmish Cottage on lie Flats. Fully Fur- nished with Vacation Rental. $595,000 56 Sol Vista - ! BR, 1.5 BA Spacious 990 sf. Condo. Private Deck Overlooks H sides. $375,000 227 Beam A- Vista Glonar Condo 2 BR, 2.5 BA, View, Built in 2006. Vacation Rental. 40,000 61 Sol Vista- 2 BR, 2 BA, Vacation Rental Permit. Furnished! 159,000 333 Cladssa - Custom 2 Story, 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Studio Apl. for added income. Built in 2007! $84,9,000 211 Cladssa - Duplex Unit 1 ~ 3 BD, 3 Bk Unit 2-3 BD, 1.75 BA. Great Income Properly! $1,995,000 2-27 - 2 BD, 2 BA, Great Viows of de Ocean! $59%000 V'dla 1-57 - I BD, 1 BA w/Hews! Benu Jy Ap ntad! $498,000 1-53 - ! BD, 2 BA, Custom Design,Ocean Views! $599,000 Vil 4-16-1BD, 2 BA, hi e Reflecls tard wu m S69 000 Viga 10-77 - 2 BD, 2 BA, Includes Lard 5599,000 V'dla 18-74 ~ 3 BD, 3 BA, Spectacular Viewi $1,950,000 9-55 - 1 BD, 1 BA Furnished w/Golf Carl! $299,999 Via 17-80 - 2 BD, 2 BA, Pfioe Indu Land Purcha .. S699,900 Villa 10-66 -- 3 BD, 3 Bk Least expensive 3 BD in HC! $984,000 328 Desconso Duplex - 3 BR/ 1.75 BA & 1 BR/1 BA S799,000 38 Rockinglmrse - $1,399,000 324 Etcalyptm - $599,000 B34 Bahia Vista - 1 BR, I BA 348 Sumner- $525,000 Remodeled. Fumished! S385,000 B46 Bahia Vesta - .$424,000 Hamilton Cove 3-19 - $620,000 316.5 Whitley - Triplex 3BD/2BA; 3 Fariview Terrace - $699,000 2BD/! BA; IBD/1BA 51,300,000 310 Cladssa - $825,750 311 Catalina - $575,000 323 Beacon -S iO, O00 A5 Bahia Vista - $439,000 191 tower Terrace- Foundation Com- pleted. I ns for 3 Levels. $799,500 214 Marilla - $389,000 40 Sol Vista - $469,995 Harbor View Estates- Lot Avail. Build to 333 Descanso - $579,000 Suit Custom Home. Carl for in[o. 31 Fairview Terrace - $445,622 234 Clarissa - .$819,000 209 E. Whittley - $699,000 87 Sol Vista - 1 BR, 415 Beacon - $597,770 1.5 BA, Condo plus Studio Apt. for 316 Clemente - $625,000 Added Income. $305,000 1 ! ! Hill Street - $669,000 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, March 11, 2011 :: 3