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REAL ESTATE time capsule 5o YEARS AGO MAY 1961 Researched by Chuck Liddell // Compiled by Charles M. Kelly The following information was. culled from Catalina Islander archives in the Catalina Island Mtseum: News Several Fiat cars broke the gate at Hog's Back. Chamber of Commerce Manager Bob Ellis resigned, The City Council approved the Harbor Department decision to place a float in .the Bay to handle arriving private boats. Private use of the Interior roads was closed from June 15-Sept. 15 for expanded motor tours. A salute to the mayors of Los An- geles and Orange Counties was hosted on Catalina. General The Annual Bartenders'Meeting was held. During the first four months of 1961, 832,000 kwh of elec- tricity were generated in Avalon, with 729,400 during the same period in 1960. In 1958, a total of 2,713,000; 1959, 2,723,000; and 1960, 3,016,500. Avalon Beautiful hung 24 gerani- um filled baskets on Crescent. The Aftemooh Bridge Club had approximately 30 players. The Avalon Music Bowl Associa- tion, started in 1958, had its first concert after 33 years of neglect. Seven concerts are planned this season. Fred G. Hochberg was the president of the association. Twenty-three people attended the Buccaneer Ball. Most agreed that the whole Weekend event "got out of control". The senior class put on a car wash. The school's new athletic field was dedicated. "Red Cross." Joe Guion was the new president of the Rotary. Jani Hall, president of the Elemen- tary School, received an award for all that she did. Bill Harkness was the new presi- dent of the Lions. Bill Hedderly and Joseph Klein were the caterers for the Ca- sino ballroom. Barkley Tree was the governor of the Moose. Seaplane tender, "U.S.S. Currituck (AV7)" set up residence at White's Landing. "Catalina Holiday," a cross chan- nel boat, made the Avalon- Balboa run. Obituaries Robert P. Hall (1885-May 12, 1961). Dr. Howard Rice Hill (July 19, 1889-May 23, 1961). Mrs. Pearl M. Bulther died. Announcements Roberta Wilson celebrated her ninth birthday. Evelyn King celebrated her 15th birthday. Rose Ellen Arno celebrated her 17th birthday. She was also named "May Queen" by the St. Catherine Church. James Cowell won first place in. the Mason's essay contest. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carson celebrat- ed their 50th wedding anni- versary. Business "Service By The Sea," KBIG ra- dip, since 1954. "Wonder Shops," 507 Crescent. "Avalon Air," Dick Probert. "Carson's Plumbing," 117 Whit- tley, since 1921. The Flying Yachtsman restaurant, located at 403 Crescent, was sold to Ms. Robin Combs by Paul Mantz. "The Gift Box," new, 106 Catalina, Kelsey and Oma Turner. "The Hut" hotel, 221 Whittley. "Marine Barriers, Inc.," "Pile- Gard," protected pier piling, 330 Descanso. "MGRS, Inc." ran the "S. S. Catalina". It was now making three round trips daily. Moonlight cruises, Friday and Saturday, for the Casino dance patrons. New . steamer baggage system, sim- ilar to airlines, using carts and tags. Carl Bailey was broad- casting for KBIG off the ship for his fourth year. "Miss Catalina" speedboats were purchased from A1 Bombard by Robert D. Teasley. "Navigation Electronics Corp," Falls Canyon, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Morand. "Pancake Cottage," 118 Catalina. Because Avalon was experienc- ing its driest period in his- tory, the Santa Catalina Island Company was losing between $12-15,000 a year on its golf course. For that reason, the golf course was going to be closed on May 31 until the raining season began. Plans were being discussed for play- ers to pay $20 a month for a card to play golf, while daily passes would be $3/day. "Gizmos," a new seafood delicacy, was being sold at the Fish Market. Real Estate Mr. and Mrs. Gary Parker moved to San Diego. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brent, 219 Descanso. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox pur- chased the home of Stanley Rosin at the top of Upper East Whittley. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene S. Palmer, 321 Eucalyptus. Jack O. and Ellen P. Potter, 317 Marilla. Henry Woltemath, 347 Descanso. Entertainment The Russ Morgan Band performed at the Casino on Memorial Weekend. Memorial Day wa: celebrated with a parade and the Fort MacAr- thur Band. Sport The ninth annual Cross Channel Race from Avalon to Pacific Landing, Long Beach, was held for outboards 12 feet 6 inches long or longer. The first white seabass of the season weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. For more information on Time Capsule items, feel free to contact Chuck Liddell at liddell@catalinas, net. If you want to read more stories about Chuck and Catalina, his blog is: www. CatalinaIslandMan. corn '"the write stuff" Are you a writer, or would like to be one for the Catalina Islander. The paper is seeking to expand its edito- rial honzons. New reporters and guest columnists are welcome. For more information, contact the Islander pub- lisher at or call (310) 510-0500. CLASS OF'61 The Avalon High School graduating class of 1961 enjoyed their 50th class reunion last weekend. 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