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REAL ESTATE time capsule 5o YEARS AGO, APRIL, 1962 Researched by Chuck Liddell, Compiled by Charles M.Kelly The following information was culled from Catalina Islander archives in the Catalina Island Museum: News City Manager Felix Karpain fired Chief of Police A1 Beron. Chief Breon had been with the department for seven-and- a-half years and chief for six. His temporary replacement was Jack Frenzel. The chief's salary was $685/month. Avalon had its "heavieSt" vote in history. Of the 885 voters, 791 (nearly 90 percent) elected Eric Moore and Fred Hoch- berg, to the City Council. Forty-five arrests were made dur- ing Easter Week. Most of them were minor, except for two juveniles who were picked up for burglary and one assault on a teenage girl. Hundreds of un-chaperoned juveniles were shipped back to the mainland under the new city ordinance. Sixty=four pilings were replaced on the Pleasure Pier; the rest- rooms were redone; two light stands were put at the end of the pier. The disturbance of the sonic booms caused by jets breaking the "sound barrier" over Avalon was of general concern. Colonel Bert Scott, Jr. was director of Civil Defense. A m,e, eting was held of "vital importance to all citizens of Avalon who wish to remain alive" after a nuclear attack: - General The agenda for the CJty  Council meetings wereqow placed in the Post Office and in front of City Hall on Metropole. Rotary gave Judge Ernest Windle a portable TV "in appreciation of his years of service to the community." The Library moved into its new location at the "county build- ing," Sumner, on April 5. The Women's Club put on its an- nual spring musical with Rob- ert Salisbury. Seventy-five degree weather brought many boats to Avalon Bay, almost completely fill- ing the harbor. "Easter Week" business doubled from 1961. The nine-day Easter Week Cel- ebration put on by the Cham- ber of Commerce included: meeting all of the boats and planes, dance contests, tug-o- war contests, fashion shows, square dancing, golf tourna- ments, artexhibiti0n,. Avalon Boyling's inaugural banquet, card parties, a Easter Egg hunt at the Pitch and Putt, beach parties, hay rides, community singing and a sunrise service at Mt. Ada. The Women's Club put on their 45th annual Easter Pageant at "Buena Vista." Perry Har- rington portrayed Christ. Har- vey Cowell was the "padre." Islanders were given special park- ing privileges at the Long Beach Airport. The PTA conducted ballroom dance classes. Lillian Cosette was senior regent of Women of Moose. Joseph S. Guion was president of the Rotary. W. E Olsen was commander of the American Legion. Virginia H. Renton was president of the PTA. Robert Sheker was airport man- ager. Irma Taylor was a worthy matron in the Order of the Eastern Star. Barkley Tree was a governor of the Moose. Thomas Wilkinson was president of the Lions. Obituaries Mrs. Lois cook died on Jan. 29, 1962. Frederick James Salmon (July 28, 1882-March 31, 1962). Horace E. Gillette (1889-april 1, 1962). Mrs. Emma F. Berkey (1868-April 14, 1962). Announcements Beverly Small celebrated her 12th birthday. Mrs. Chris Neilson had a surprise birthday party. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry King celebrated their second wedding anniver- sary. Klarke Douglas Terry was born March 30, 1962, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Terry. Business W. J. Laurin was manager of Secu- rity First National Bank. Avalon Air Transport's 44- and 47-passenger Mother Goose started up service for the sea- son. They were planning to install retractable Flotation devises" on the pontoons of their planes. Catalina Ice Cream and Donut Shop, new, 122 Catalina, Bud and Lois Avery. Catalina Islander, 615 Crescent. Catalina OperatiOns Co. received one million lady bugs and five crates of "Chinese praying mantis" to kill off the aphids. Catalina Visitors Country Club Restaurant had an Easter buf- fet dinner. Davy Jones Locker, float for glass bottom boats, Lovers Cove. Double T Reality, #1 Island Plaza. Carmen Briggs joined them. Drift Inn. E1 Encanto Community Center, Crescent and Maxilla, youth programs. The Gift Box, 106 Catalina, All Avalon Art Show, K. Turner Gallery. Island Press, 615 Crescent. Jack's Steak House, 111 Clarissa. Pancake Cottage; 118 Catalina. Party Line, 509 Crescent. Phoenix, glass bottom boat. Spencer's U-DriVe electric cars with chargers. Trampolines, behind Scari's at 101 Crescent. Waikiki Club and Hotel, 108 Metropole. Windjammer Trio, Real Estate Mrs. Emma F. Berkey, 211 Clar- issa. Dr. and Mrs. James Cherry, Middle Terrace. Tommy Burton and Diane Brough- ten Christensen, 334 Whit- tley. Franklin family, 336-B Whittley. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Giddings, "Hol- ly Hill House." Mrs. Bill Jackson, Empire Land- ing. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Kidd, 227 Descanso. Bill and Pat Krug, 316 E0calpy- tus. Cliff J. and Lorraine Malone, 235 Clarissa. Leo and Alice Roth, 239 Clarissa, "Matchless Retreat)' Frederick James Salmon, Olive. Mrs. John Schnell, Middle Ranch. Mary Stephens, 337 Descanso (rear). Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vines,46 E. Avalon Terrace. Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Wirth, 230 Descanso, "Kennelwirth" Entertainment The Casino Theatre opened for the season, showing a different movie every night of the week. On Thursday only, there was a 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. showing of "The King and I," where ev- eryone was invited for free. The movie "Tie Mook" was being shot at the Isthmus. Sports The 2nd annual Fishing Trophy Awards Dinner was held at Scari's. One hundred-fifty people attended. TV person- ality Art Baker was the M. C. Fishermen were. Encouraged to weight their fish in Avalon. Douglas Aircraft held their annual Electric Tournament at the Golf Course. The Avalon Championship Golf Tournament was held. Catalina Archers met at the former judges chambers on Metro- pole. They had their archery tournament at the Ball Park. Religion Catholic Daughters of Avalon cel- ebrated their first anniversary. Carmen Briggs was a grand regent of Catholic Daughters. DRE Libra# 01394874  Ap ]3,2012 46 Upper Tme Duphx plus guest house. Approximately 3700 SF +/-. d living space. Incredible ocean views From all uni. Decks, storage, workshop and much more. Call for Prke. 310 Clemente - 2 lied/2 Bath + Study, Backyard & Workshop 902 SF +/-. $499,000 ! 19 Olive Street - Incredible View! flame built in 1921.2,256 SI: +/- lot. $1,200,000 120 Hill Street- Great View Duplex. Main Unit- 2 BR, 1.75 BA. Second Unit- 1 BL 1 BA, Large Deck. REO was S708,510 Now $673,1 O0 342 Sumner - Charming Beach Collage. 2 BR, 2 BA, Furnished. $499,000 351 Catalina- 6 BD, 6 BA. Spanish Style on the FI. Large Lot. Well Maintained! $899,000 343 Catarm - Triplex- Main Unit, 1 BR, I BA Vacation Rental. 2 Studim Year Round Rentals. $775,000 Bahia Vista B-32-1 BD, 1 BA 797 sq. ft. End Unit. $325,000 B34 Bahia Vista- Completely remodeled 1 bedroom 11/2 bath. Vocation permil induded. Financing is available. $385,000 328 Descanso Duplex - 3 Bit, 1.751lAond I BR,! BA. $662,000 Bahia Vista A-l- 2 Bed/2.5 Bath, Comeranit, Vocation Rental. $425,000 Olive Street View Lots - Build your dream home on ! of 4 lois available! $399,000 to $499,000 Wrigley Terrace Lots.- Build your dream home on 1 of 6 lots available! $9so, ooo to $1,2oo,0oo HC Villa 4-16 + 1 BD 2 BA Views and Vacation Rental! 99,i0 tiC Via 18-74- 3 Bed/3 Bath, View. $749,000 327 Clarissa Cottage- 2 Bed/2 Bath + Study, Backyord & Workshop 902 SF +/-. $499,000 CHECK OUT 1WE.SE 6RF..4T OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIESI V]fla 9-60 ~ Top Comer of Bldg. Immaculate, Smart Car Ind. $595,000 Villa 1-53 ~ 1 BD, 2 BA, Custom Design,Ocean Views! $550,000 Vifla 2.47 - 20 steps to property. Unit w/vac rental permit. $625,000 Villa 2-27 - 2 BD, 2 BA,.Great Views of the Oceant $549,000 Villa i-57 - l BD, 1 llA w/views! Beaulifully Appointed! $399,000 Villa 10-77 ~ 2 BD; 2 BA, Prke Indudm Land  $524,000 Villa 17-80 + 2 BD, 2 BA, Pace Indudes Land Ptadmsd $699,900 Villa 8-91 - 1 BD, 1 BA, View, Only 8 stairs, Vac+ Rental. 5585,000 Villa 4-13 + Bankruptcy Sale, subject to court approval 2BR, 2BA, Ocean V'mwLisling Price. $689,000 316 Sommm" - $499,000 21 i Ciufissa - $1,299,000 52 Fairview Terrace - $499,000 339 Descanso - S579,000 162 Middle Terrace - $999,999 217 Beacon A- $629,000 Via 1-59 - $499,000 191 Lower Trance- $799,500 Via 2-32- $379,000 227 Beacon A- $74O000 333 Clad.a -$849,1)00 117 Vieuduiou - $925,000 257 L Wldtfley - $699,000 87  V'ma -$305,000 226 Clarissa - $899,000 38 $1,.00,ooo THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, April 13, 201213