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REAL ESTATE News Mrs. Monte Foster moved back to Average June Temperatures: High, England. 71 degrees; low, 59 degrees; water, 71 Degrees. The largest tuna caught since 1929 weighed 68 and -one-half pounds. Harry Lugar, 75, died on July:4 af- ter shooting himself. First broadbill swordfish, brought in by rod and reel for the 1936 season weighed 397 pounds. Whaling off of Catalina was still being conducted by one ship only. The meat was being used for dog and cat food. Between 1800-1886, over 800 ships, from around the world, con- ducted whaling off the Island. Yachts on Catalina during the Fourth of July: Avalon, 89; Isthmus, 80; Cherry Cove, 16; Fourth Of July Harbor, nine; Howlands Landing, five. For the past two years, Natural Color Motion Picture Stu- dios experimented with 100 percent natural color movie photography with three-di- mensional effects on Catalina. The first test film, shown on Nov. 15, 1935, was called "Avalon, The Paradise of the Pacific. '" The performers used no make-up. The Catalina barges took rock to build the Newport Beach jetty. For the first time, sand was returned to cover the Ava- lon beaches with 1,000 cubic yards of sand, 1 foot deep, 500 feet long and 50 feet wide. The largest tuna clipper afloat, 187 feet, was captained by W. R. Dobbs. It was formerly Zane Grey's Fisherman II, which was turned into a sports fish- ing boat in 1931. It carried 400 tons offish. Vincent Petrich, W. W. Forgeron, and Theodore Forgeron were arrested on the charge of sus- picion of bookmaking. Book- making articles were found in the Vincent Hotel. Two Glendale boys were charged with shooting buffalo with bow and arrow. The value of a buffalo was $400. After five unsuccessful attempts, Paul Chotteau swam between Catalina and Santa Monica. He left was 5:01 a.m. and ar- rived at 2:45 p.m. First marlin of the season was caught by Charles S. Jones and weighed 200 pounds. Announcements Chloetta Marie Slack was born on July 11, 1936, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Slack Billie Wallace's birthday was eel- ebrated. James Rees Witmer died July 18, 1936. William Grecht died Jul3 , 1936. Mrs. Frank O'Brien celebrated her birthday. Entertainment Celebrities on Catalina: Claudette Colbert, George .Cukor, Free- man Gosden, King Vidor, Douglas Fairbanks; Sr. with Lady Ashley, Merle,Oberon, David Nevin, Cecil B. de Mille, Bebe Daniels, Stun Laurel, and Charley Chaplin and Paulette Goddard. Jan Garbers Orchestra, the Idol of the Airways, performed July 3, replaced Little Jack Little. Mariachis performed around Ava- lon. The Fourth of July was celebrated with water fencing, exhibition diving, comedy diving, hu- man angling, walking greased pole, rowboat tug-of-war and fireworks. The first underwater radio broad- cast was performed live, coast-to-coast, on July 11, in the Submarine Gardens, over C3S/KNX radio. The hardhat divers were Freeman Lusk and Lindsay MacHarris. Charles Bulotta was on top. Free recreational facilities were opened up all over Avalon for the summer months. The City Park, adjoining the Cubs baseball field, had horseshoes and volleyball. Metropolitan Players ended. Novelty Singing, Casino, Sher- wood Mertz at the organ, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, 9:05 p.m.; daily, 1:45-2 p.m., 7-7:15 p.m. Paul Kain And Band performed at the St. Catherine Hotel. Business Baseball was an Islander column by Dave Harris. Bebe Daniels Shop, sportswear, St. Catherine Hotel. Catalina Fishing Was an Island- er column by Capt. Earl A. Wood Catalina IslandYacht Club Annex, new, Isthmus. Christian's Hut, Isthmus. Marcus Guest was replaced by Tom- my Payne Descanso Strand, Restaurant, grand opening, St. Catherine Hotel, Descanso Beach, front- ing along the gardens with palm trees, overlooking the bay. Dan's E1 Encanto Camera Shop. Glassbottom Row Boats were started at Isthmus. The Golden Dragofi, orieiital nov- elties, 609 Crescent, A. L. i Lotsen. Greenland cottages, Sumner, were purchased by Mrs. Howard. I Earl (Pal) Hites sidewalk popcorn 1 palace. 1L Island Commissary, 706 Crescent. Island Pharmacy, 417 Crescent, had a new soda fountain. Mattei Flats, Clarissa and Beacon. Ray McGarry, electric shop, Sum- ner. .Ruth II, fishing boat. Savoya, broadbill swordfish fish- . ing boat. Starlight Drive bus tours. St. Catherine Hotel, Descanso Beach, new palm trees along the beach and sand brought in. Swastika III, fishing boat, Tad Gray. Tailored Lady Shop/NlacRae's Cu- rio Shop, 433 Crescent. Tropic Inn, East side of Crescent. Vincent Hotel and Apartments, 415 Crescent. Water Taxi service stated between Avalon and The Isthmus. Travel time each way was 45 minutes. Whitecap Cute, 111 Sumner, 6 Counts of Rhythm performed. Yachting was an Islander column by George Isaacs. J. R. Boyd was a swimming in- structor. Albert W. Dowden was a swim- ming instructor. Norman Grant was a lifeguard. Jack Hannon was the new com- mander of the American Le- gion. Mr. D. L. Mobley, Manager, Bird Park. Mrs. C. B. Parker, taxidermist. Real Estate Mr. and Mrs. Ed R. Abbott, 311 Descanso. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Aull, 210- 212 Whittley, built a new two- story house, seven rooms, with a double car garage. Frank Colasato, Catalina. Mr. and Mrs. AI Jewel, Descanso. Miss Minnie Joughin, 155 Cres- cent. W. J. Laurin, 338 Descanso. Frederick B. and Harriett LeVitt, 336 Sumner. J. E. Mathewson, 319 Whittley. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McKee, Middle Terrace. Mr. and Mars. Clarence Freeman Mead, 324 Sumner. A1 Meredith, 228 D. Metropole. Mrs. Matilda J. Murdock, 232 Catalina. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Norman, Sum- ner. Doctor Reynolds, boat House, 200 Descanso, Warrior in front, Falcon in back. Irving L. Stevenson, 243 Whittley. Mr. and Mrs. Stringfellow, East Middle Terrace. CONTACT THE ISLANDER (310) 510-0500 or -- 243 Clarissa - 6 BR, 4 BA, Splendid and Spadous Duplex! S989,000 i 17 Vieudulou - 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,960 . ft. Renovated! S925,000 318 Clarissa - Duplex on flats! 2 BR, 1 BA Down. 1 IIR, I IIA Up. $885,900 316.5 Whitley - Triplex 3BD/2BA; 280/1BA; 1BD/I BA $899,000 35t Catalina- 6 BD, 6 BA. Spanish Slyle. Large Lot. Well Mbintained[ $1,275,000 Bahia Vista B-32-1 BD, 1 BA. 797 sq. ft. End Unit. S325,000 11 Canyon Terrace- 3 BD, 2 BA. Vacation Rental! S749,000 21 Canyon Terrace- 3 BD, 1.5 Ilk Remodeled! 3 Private Decks! S629,000 162 Middle Terrace - 3 BR, 3 BA 2 car Garage. 4 Decks. 2 Fireplaces. Aparlment for Income! 51,799,000 318 W. Whittley 3 - 2 BR, 2 BA Completely Remodeled. S395,000 341 Camian Del Monte - 4 BR, 4 BA, 4400 d home with 1 BR, ! BA income unit. $2,499,000 211 Clarissa - Duplex Unit 1~ 3 BD, 3 BA. Unit 2-3 BD, 1.75 BA. Great Income Properly! $1,699,000 328 Descanso Duplex - 3 BIL/ 1.75 BA & 1 BR/I BA $660,000 B34 Bahia Vista - 1 BR, 1 BA Remodeled. Furnished! $385,000 108 Viedulou - Maior Price Reduction[ 3 Lots Available. Priced 39,000; $659,000 & 5699,000 191 Lower Terrace- Foundation Com- pleled. Plansfor 3 Levels. 5799,500 V'dla 10-78-1 BD,1 BA, Ilm Atte Indodes Land P $2,000 257 E. Whittley - Duplex Needs Work. $699,000 227 Beacon A- Vista Glenar Condo 2 BR, 2.5 BA, View. $740,000 333 Clad,a- 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Studio. Apt. for added income. $849,000 Villa 4-16 ~ 1 BD, 2 BA, Price Refleds rand Pt mua S695,000 Villa 9-60 - Top Corner of Bldg. lmmaculale, Smart Car Ind. $675,000 Villa 2-47 ~ 20 steps to properly. End Unit w/vat, rental permit. $625,000 V'dla 2-27 ,- 2 BD, 2 BA, Great Views 0f the Ocean! 5549,000 V'dla !-57 ~ 1 BD, 1 BA w/views! 8eotifolly Appointed! 5399,000 Villa 1-53 ~ 1 BD, 2 BA, Custom Design,Ocean Views! 5550,000 ViPaz 10-77 ~ 2 liD, 2 RA, Prke Includes Lind ! $524,000 Villa 18-74 ~ 3 BD, 3 BA, Spedocular View! 51,950,000 Villa 9-55 ~ 1 BD, 1 BA Furnished w/Golf Carl! 5299,999 17-80 - 2 BD, 2 BA, Prke Includes Land Purd. $699,900 V'dla 10-66 ~ 3 BD, 3 BA. Least expensive 3 BD in HC! $984,000 354 Descanso - 5560,000 87 Sol Vista - $305,000 226 Cladssa - $899,000 38 $1,399,000 324 Eucalyptus - 5599,000 348 Sumner- $525,1100 B46 Bahia Vista - .$424,000 Hamilton Cove 3-19 - $620,000 3 Fariview Terrace - $699,000 310 Cladssa - .$825,750 311 Catalina - $575,000 323 Beacon - $610,000 A5 Bahia Vista - $439,000 214 Manila- $389,000 40 Sol Vista - $469,995 333 Descanso - $579,000 31 Fairview Terrace - $445,622 234 (]odssa - $819,000 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, July 1, 2011 i 3