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April 1914-2004 Researched by Chuck Liddell, Compiled by Catalina Islander staff The following information was culled from Catalina Islander archives in the Catalina Island Museum: 10 Years Ago "Avalon Food Service," 112 Clar- issa. "Best Western Catalina Canyon Hotel." "Catalina Clothing Co.," 205 Cres- cent. "Catalina-Marina Del Rey Flyer," new. Dr. Adam Del Torn, chiropractor, 116 Clarissa. "" . "El Encanto Courtyard Coffee," new, 101 Marilla. "Flips Salt Water Bar And Grill," 128 Catalina, $350,000. "Go-C-Sue," travel agency, 220 Metropole. "Island Caterers," 301 Whittley, Greg and Elizabeth Wenger. "Island Photo," 121 Metropole, Metropole Market Place. "J. L. Locker Room," bar, 124-6 Sumner. "Knights Of Avalon, The," new book on the "Grumman Goose," David Johnson. "Mountain And Sea Adventures," new, Two Harbors, for middle and H. S. age youth, Annie MacAulay, executive director. "Pacific Isle Apartments," 326-32 Whittley. "Prego's, Ca!g," 603-05 Crescent, $329,950. "Visitors' Center," 423 Crescent. Shopping on line at www.Island-, helped youth organizations. 25 Years Ago The "Chamber Of Commerce" had 161 members. Because the traditional ,'Spring Break" has been extended, Easter week is down 30% from last year; 21,350 this year opposed to 30,654 from last year. "Abiliyez" champion stallion at "El Rancho Escondido,' (June 27, 1957-January 9, 1989). "Avalon Fire Department" received "Jaws Of Life" equipment. A plane crashed at the Airport, with no casualties. Gall Lynn Pissula, 34, killed at Pebbly Beach. Her ex-boy- friend, Bruce Edward King- mar, is being held.. Stars of TV show, "Hard Copy." Michael Murphy and Wendy Crewson were married at Mt. Ada, March 7, 1989. Gary Bloodworth got his second "hole-in-one." Chuck Ginnett received a resolu- tion from the City of Avalon for his work through the "Cal- ifornia Lion's Eye Institute." "Avalon Harbor Committee." "Avalon Historical Society." 215 Catalina. "Betty's TravelService." 221 Metropole. "Blue's 'N' Brass Creations." 125 Metropole. "Carlota's Mexican Shop." E1 En- canto. "Catalina Cable T. V. Community Access Committee." new. "Catalina General Store." 228 Metropole. "Catalina Ice Cream Carousel." 205 Crescent, #125. "Catalina Island Mental Health/ Addiction Recovery Servic- es." new, "Girl Scout Hut." City Park, Carol Rapson and Dawn Sampson. "Cornerstone Youth Center." Community Church, Bea- con/Metropole, sponsored "3 Palm" clean-up. "Eucalyptus Bungalows." 338 Eu- calyptus. "Evergreen Press." 215 Catalina. "Konigsmark Fishing Co.." 15 Ca- brillo, Gary Konigsmark. "Motorcycle Training Course." "California C. C. Rider." school playground. "Rosie's And Earl's Avalon Sea- food, end of Pleasure Pier, Rosie and Earl Cadman. 50 Years Ago Bobbi Babbitt, High School, was sent to "Anytown U. S. A.," which is an experiment in governing. "Arno's Golf Tournament." Avalon's 40 year old gas distri- bution system was being re- placed. "Easter Sunrise Service" was held at "Mt. Ada." Harvey Cowell played the "Padre." On March 26, the "Wrigley Res- ervoir" was filled to capacity with 20 million gallons of wa- ter. "Thompson Reservoir" was 10' below the spillway. Catalina Island was hit with the windiest winter on record. April 1-2 had 60 MPH winds. The "K. Turner Gallery,' 106 Crescent, put on the 3rd An- nual "Easter Art Exhibit." Mr. and Mrs. Glynn Covington moved to Glendale. James R. Offield (1879-April 3, 1964). "Arno's Seafood Grotto," new, 309-13 Crescent. "Avalon Boat Stand," Pleasure Pier, Jim Hayes. "Avalon Lanes," Mrs. Mary C. Turk, bowling instructor and league organizer. "Bill Brace Coiffeur Designers," new, 103 Pebbly Beach. "Cabrillo Savings And Loan," Torrance, "Scari's Hotel," 111 Crescent, Vincent Scaramuc- ci, representative. 75 Years Ago "Public School Week." Band leader, Kay Kyser's expres- sion, "How'r you all?" is be- ing used by Islanders to ad- dress visitors. The "Harbor Master's" office flag- staff will have flags to let the local "Cub" fans know how r the team was doing. When they "won," a white "W" in a circle on a green field will be flown. When they "lost," a black "U' in a circle on a white field will be flown. No flags when shown when they weren't playing. Carlson, Dr. C. W., optometrist. "Catalina," cross channel steam ship. 'Catalina Fish Market," end of Pleasure Pier, Joseph Arno. "Catalina Fishing," Capt. Earl A. Wood, weekly column in "Is- lander." "Catalina Island Press," 220 B. Metropole, "Parker Court." "Catalina Island Rifle and Pistol Club," old Salvage Yard. "Catalina Troubadours." "Island Villas," between Cres- cent and Beacon, Catalina and Sumner, 1277 cabins, the largest ground floor hotel in the world. "Martin Hall, Merchant Taylor," 511 Crescent. Ramsey, James, carpenter, Pebbly Beach. 100 Years Ago The "Aerie Of Eagles," a social club, put on an entertainment program at the "Sumner The- atre" with the entertainment being provided by the "Mary Williams Club," the "Avalon Mandolin Club," and others. Three hundred individuals attended. As part of the en- tertainment, some local pro- fessional divers, McGrath, Moran, and Moricich, posed as famous statues and ath- letes. Manager of the theatre was Charlie Lockard. "April Fools" was Celebrated by is- landed businesses by pretend- ing to kill men on the street and breaking into homes. The fishing launch, "Mabel E," used "artificial bait" for the first time and it worked. Eighty-eight rock bass, weigh- ing 350# were caught using "Wilson Spoon" and "South Coast Minnow." Many bar- racuda, yellowtail, rock bass, bonita, sardines, white sea bass, tuna, and mackerel were being caught. Two hundred pounds of sardines and ancho- vies were coming over daily from the mainland and "flying fish" were coming over from "St. Clemente Island" for bait to be used by the local fisher- men. Special "Easter" services were held at the "Community Church," "St. Catherine Roman Catho- lic Church," and the "St. John Episcopal Church." "Zodiac Film Manufacturing Co.," under the direction of Presi- dent James A Crosby, was shooting a film on the Island with a cast of 20 actors. For the first time in almost l0 years, the "Island Company" was not willing to pick up the yearly cost of $5,000 for a summer band program in the "Greek Amphitheatre," because of the City of Avalon's incorpo- ration. If the City agreed to keep it a "closed port," using ONLY the Island Company's vehicles, they would change their mind. Charles H. Por- ter, Manager of the Catalina Band, decided that he would have the band perform, but he was going to have to charge 5 cents/couple per dance to pay for the entertainment. To contact Chuck Liddell, e- mail him at chuckliddell.cata- lina DRE Lken~e # 01394874 338 Sumner Avenue Upgraded, remodeled 300, 2.5 BA, 1204 SF+/- home. hokony, vacation rental perm'd, long metal history. Price reduced! $649,000 337 Sumner Avenue Triplex on u large 10t (2600 SF +/.) Vacation realal permit in front with repeat guests, and two l BO year-round rentals in back, plus yard. Sold m-is'. Huge potential for future development, $875,000 i i Crescent Avenue 4BR, 4BA seaside home 1,850 SF +/- Surreal harbor views, ocean-front deck, secluded garden polio, ullechod guest house. Offered u! $2,399,000 119 Olive Street Incredible views and lots of potential. Built in 1921, Wood floors, Lot size 2,250 SF +/-, 45'x50' ooo 218 Clorissa Avenue Oossic Catalina College 2BR, IBA, 831 SF+/.. Only I i/2 blocks to beach. Vocation rental permit, with repeat guests. Comes furnished $549,000 3S1 Sumer Avee.e Specious duplex, large lot 3,233SF +/-, unfl I-3BD, 2BA and unit 2-200,IBA 5775,000 32 Fairviaw Terrace 3 BD, 3 6A, 1,839 Sf +/. Completely remodeled. Fireplace, custam details throughout. Spectacular view patio. Bahia Vista A-1 2 BO, 2.5 1,230 SF /- Comer unit. Vacelien Rental. S4 s, ooo Bahia Vista C-60 Fractional ownership I BG, I BA, 749 SF +[- Ocean view, golf carl. $42,000 345 Catalim Ave. - $49%995 Villa - $285,OOO Catalina Island Real Estate pnl 18, 2014 Villa 9-60 - i BD, 1 8A Ocean views,Top of 9 Ir ld ,nly from roll. Private deck, plus hll r de k, rmdote, md.dml tin+ram+ offered at $599,000 ViUn 2-47 - 1 BD, 1 BA, 840 SF+/- Turn-key, corner unit Smn view Open Vatmion rental can. offnt at $6 ,0OO Wdg y Teerme Lots- Build your dream J/area on 1 oF 6 hts ovailddet $95O,00O to $1,200,000 2 "READY TO BUILD" View Lots Ody 2 d atdy-oml dfordd va m Id t, m,ly +o Imild ym Iml horn. 145 Olive St. - $359,000 HC 2-48- $679,OO 229 Beata~ A - $799,OO0 ItC Win ! -67 - $49%OOO Balda V'nta A-26 - $299,000 37t Whitfley - $999,000 HC V'dta 3-22 - $899,0OO 322 E. Whittky - SI,395,000 151 Olive St. Lot - $419,000 ' ! 55 OBvu St. Lot - $399,000 344 Cladssa - $599,000 329 Las Lamas Dr. - $1,100,000 69 Sol Vista - $4~9,000 HC Via 4-13 - $489,000 HC Vigo 17-80 - $749,0OO HC 1-57 - $399,0OO HC Vih 18-72 - $1,249,0OO TNE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, April 18, 2014 i 3