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May 16, 1946

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kY, MAY 16~ 1946 THE CATALINA ISLANDER PAGE NINE Taxis To Will Begin May 24 AValon transportation Company, time. ago was issued a the California Rail Road to operate a water taxi Avalon to Balboa, will be- Service May 24, it was an- by Noel Rosefelt, the conapany of Avalon. will place two new Pulhnan type water taxis Security-way bank credit .ered by selected dealers Curity-First National Bank, of radios and home are insured without cost nst fire, theft and other the financing period. this when you buy. Ask for Security-way bank adv. in service. Thsy are 50 foot, 60 passen- geL twin-motored craft designed to cross Catalina channel in two hours. The new service to Catalina will ope.rate from Balboa Pavilion at 9 a.m. daily, arriving at 11 a. m. at Avalon and leaving at 4:30 p. m. arrive at Balboa at 6:30 p. m. Heading the transportation company are Comdr. Charles H. Williams, Na- val Air Station, San Diego, as presi- dent; vice pre,sident,'Edward Shinbane, detective - lieutenant .on the Los An- geles police force; treasurer Noel Rosefelt ; secretary, Clyde Thomas, Los Angeles attorney and petroleum coordinator for this area during the war ; director, Francis A. ~ochan commissioner of the Superior court of Los Angeles County. The service will continue through the, summer season until Oct 15. MUST LEAVE CATALINA; FOR SALE-- BOOTH 10 EL ENCANTO confectionery stand, well stocked. Al- so has large popcorn machine. Box 296. p 1 t And Marine Service STARTER, IGNITION & CARBURETOR SERVICI . COMPLETE ENGINE REPAIR. LARRY'S Crescent Ave. Phone 81 Catalina Radio-Electric Shop i SOLE AGENTS FOR leo Radi os Hoover Vacuum Cleaners ! gILL BE GLAD TO TAKE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND LIST IT FOR ANY OF THE PRODU S WHICH WE WILL HAVE LATER. Catalina St. Phone 234 Opening Chi- Of Avalon Friday, May 17th COME AND VISIT OUR STAR LITE ROOM & CHI- CH! HUT. The Finest Of Liquo "1 And Cocktails BOB SUMMERS, Manager Of The Bar. Writes of "Tidal Wave" Experiences The following excerpts are. from a letter sent from Hawaii by Mrs tlilar- les Hammond to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Glidden of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond had planned to visit Avalon about July 1. Before moving to Kan- coke, T. H Mr. and Mrs. Hammond had resided in Avalon for many years. Their many Avalon friends were pleased to learfl .of th~ty, gnd also that Mary Conrad was "O. K." Kaneohe, Oahu, T. H. April 5, 1945 [)ear Mrs. C!idden & Ralph: We, are all safe after our terrible gx- perience. Our place wasn't damaged at all, but at the house next to ours, the damage was beyond description-- Charles took the dog for a walk at 6:45 a. m and at that time he. noticed that there wasn't any water in the ocean out to the coral reef which is about three-fourths of a mile from our home. He wondered what had happen- ed. As he stared back he noticed a wave coming over the reef, thirty or ~orty feet high and before he couht gut back home the water had rushed through our place two feet deep, and carried with it gre.at logs, coral, and fish. We had an army tent rolled up in the garage and the water rushed through and took it out into the street . . . Charles got the car started and we put the dog and cat into it and just as I was getti:~ in, I saw the third wave coming 'by that time I was so weak I could hardly stand We drove to higher ground to where a policeman and his family were sitting in their car and stayed there for an hour or so. Finally we returned to our house and I cooked quite a lot of food for people who had lost their homes. At 12:30 the policeman came and told ns they were expecting another tidal wave at about 3 p. m. and told us to leave . We went down to Kailva and Lonikoi and saw Mary C;onra)l's sister-in-law, and her house was wrecked; the front was smashed in and the water had rushed through the buildine; and removed most of the fur'- niture All along the road to Pionai we saw radios, chairs, stove.s, matresses, and some of the houses had been washed from their foundations, 200 feet away. There were fish all over the place. "After the second wave we had an airplane in the sand in front of our house, which had been washed over a stone wall . . I was going to keep it as a souvenir but the third wave moved it on the vacant lot. It was a plane that had been shot down Decem- ber 7, 1941 "Mary Conrad Longmire's house at Kaihla was damaged As our place wasn't damaged at all I felt very thank~ful that we had been spared . . . and I never want to see another tidal wave. We have been planning a trip to Cal- ifornia for some time and we may see you MI at Avalon about July 1." ADLETS !0 cents per line. Minimum charge 25e Gu~iranteed Watch Repairing--Identi- fication Bracelets, name and address engraved free.FRESCO'S, 311 Cres- cent Ave. ---t f37 Avalon Insurance Agency--Avalon phone, 147; San Pedro phone, Ter- minal 2-1288. --tf. $25.00 RE~CARD~for information leading to arrest and conviction of those-who took blue bead window cur- tains, r, ugs, vacuum cleaner, etc. from 334 Deseanso. Mrs. Kline, 328 21st St Manhattan Beach. p3t LOST ~ LONG BROWN COAT, Franklin Simmons, N.Y. label; brass buttons. Liberal Reward. Phone Long Beach 3-5995 or write 1535, Loma Ave Long Beach, Calif. p2t VENDING MACHINES: WA'NT- ED--Man or woman to own and op- e.rate part or full time route of new Post-War 5-cent hot nut machine. Permanent weekly income; $950.00 in- vestment required. For an intervie.w in your city, write: Automatic Machines Company, 7424 Sunset Boulevard 3tc MUST SELL--FRESH FRUIT & Snow Cone concession, Booth 9, E1 En- canto, or Box 266. plt WANTED--Experienced office wo- me,n. Apply C]ai Chi Care, 111 Sumner. clt. RELIABLE WOMAN OR GIRL to take care of child 2!~ years old dur- ing day. Good pay and board and room if desired. Call Avalon 120. ltc WANTED--WORK--Colored lady wishes work as maid or fry cook. Ex- perienced and reliable. Geraldine Johnson, clo Dri.;twood Apts. pit WANTED--MAN OR WOMAN with panel truck or ear to work as agent for dry cleaning and laundry. Phone. TErminal 2-2550. pit WANTED-- Work as an apartment manager, or hotel housekeeper. Write C. A. T 23~/2 N. Ave. 58, Los An- ge.les 42, California. p3I NURSE PRACTICAL -- Wants 20 hour duty on the Island. A-1 Beverly Hills reference. Adults only. M. R. Schneider, 816-3 West Knoll Dr Los Angeles, 46. CR 1-0756 or HO 2411, Sta. 238. WANTED TO EXCHANGE--3 bed- room red brick hou;e or four-room flat in Los Angeles, for house in Ava- lon during July and or August. Ref- erences exchanged. Phone Axminister 7771 or Rochester 9662, or write 4408 West 61st St. Los Angeles, 43, Calif. 4te FOR SALE--Duplex stucco, tile roof, firel~.aces. Completely furnished, IIinens, frigidaire, etc. Extra vacant lot includ- ed. Ch~oice location. Sunshine Terrace. Full view of bay. Phone Avalon 204 af- ter 6 p. m. Address P. O Box 1501. pit Bus Boys Kitchen Help ISLAND CAFE i PHONE 265 AVALON, CALIFORNIA ,~''~ - : " ". " :':" " " 7'," : " "" .'" " "~