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July 1914-2004 Researched by Chuck Liddell, Compiled by Catalina Islander staff 10 Years Ago Mickey Rooney will be the head- liner for the Museum's "Hol- lywood Tribute," celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Casino. Mr. Rooney's movie, "Captain's Courageous" was shown, as well as an evening performance of "One Man, One Wife" live musical pro- duction, that he and his wife, Jan, did in the Ballroom on June 26, 2004. Bob Salisbury performed his last year play- ing the organ for the "Silent Movie" series, with the clas- sic, "Man In The Iron Mask." Ron Doutt, President of the SCI.,Co. was the emcee. In the audience was Claudine Clem- ens-Wilson, who, on May 29, 1929, at the age of 5, played the role of first "Miss Cata- lina" and officially opened the Casino at its Grand Opening. "Fabulous Rick's Trio; All Seven Of Them," performed with "Sticky Fingers" at Descanso Beach for a barbecue under the stars. 7th Annual "Gold Star Dive," sponsored by the Sheriff's Department, for the "Star (Strength Through Awareness And Persistence) Program," to raise money for a Hyperbaric Chamber for Catalina. Vehicle access to. Ben Weston, which has been closed off since 1995, is now being pro- posed by the Conservancy. 25 Years Ago Mary Beth Eroen celebrated her 5th birthday. Three new island locations used for "Mobile Digital Commu- nication Project": "Black Jack Mountain," "Dankin Point," and a hilltop near Two Har- bors, above buffalo corrals. Garbage was still burned at the dump. "Katalina Kids": David Trainer, 3 years old, likes the color BLUE, likes to play with his helicopter and dive in the wa- ter. "Batman" was the first movie in Avalon's history to ever be shown a second week and was also the "Casino Theatre's" highest grossing film. Frank Malovich, Jr. celebrated his "Almost Over-The-Hill Party." "On The Scene" TV show, Chan- nel 7, July 23, covered rescue operations on the Island. Playground equipment was in- stalled at-"Descanso Beach." "Island Express" helicopter went down in the San Pedro Har- bor, but no one was hurt. Two Harbors "Big Band Din- ner Dance," July 29, featured "Warren Mooeri and 'The Windjammers'." Hughie Smith (November 23, 1894-July 24, 1989). "Campbell Soup's Labels For Ed- ucation," sponsored by the li- brary, for "Puerto Rico School For The Deaf." Avalon do- nated 3,500 of the 1,113,000 labels collected across the U. S. and Canada. 50 Years Ago complished photographer and Henry T. Troupe (1883-June 29. dancer. 1964). "Briefs From Tuna Club," Percy Fleet submarine, "Rasher," visited West, weekly column in Is- Avalon, Submarine tender, lander "U. S. S. Sperry," with ap- "Catalina Island Visitor's Country proximately 875 officers came Club," 1 Country Club Drive., to Catalina on July 21, 1964. patio, breakfast and lunch Celebrities on Catalina included "Casino Theatre," different mov- Ray Conniff, Ken Murray, ie every night, including John Mclntyre, J. Michael sportsreel, comedy, M. G. M./ Butler, and Steve McQueen. R.K.O. newsreels, novelty, On July 13, "Channel Airlines" cartoon, and musical Gruman Goose took off from "Catalina Pleasure-Boating And Pebbly Beach and at 5-foot al- Fishing Association," new, titude crashed and sank. Nofoot of Pleasure Pier. Harry one was hurt. Diffin, Manager. Joe Guion, For four years, as a Chamber Of President Commerce promotional pro- "Catalina Softball League" gram, large fish started being "Fishing Pals," weekly "Islander" weighed on the Pleasure Pier column, J. Charles Davis, II with trophies to be presented "Frank's Barber Shop," 104 Cata- to the largest fish. The tro- lina. phies were never presented. Two consecutive dry years has left 100 Years Ago Catalina's water supply very low. Not being able to pay its lease Since 1962, the "Red Cross" has agreement for meeting at the instigated the "Stay Fit Pro- City Hall, 125 Metropole, 3rd gram" on Avalon's beaches, story, (location of the pres- with a 50 mile swimming ent"Catalina Island Inn")the goal for participants by the Chamber of Commerce was end of Summer. formed to meet in a grocery Catamaran trash boat ("salad store and then alternated be- boat"), with. skimmer scooptween rooming houses. Most in the front, being experi-of those who oppose the SCI., mented with. Co., and the "Islander" are 2000 Islandersbeing printed members of the Chamber. weekly. A group, lead by Willis M. Lefa- 6th year of the "El Encanto Com- vor, the editor of the compet- munity Center," "Surf R0om," ing Avalon newspaper, "The 3rdyearof"E1EncantoNight," Catalina Island Wireless in the Casino Ballroom, ev- Newspaper" tried to boycott ery Tuesday night, free, with the "Los Angeles Examiner," the "Eddie Allen arches- because the "Islander" news- tra," starting off with "Island paper was its agent. The "Los Night Party Tonight," July 1, Angeles Tribune" was plan- with free dinner and dancing.,ning to take its place. The Director of programs, Donald boycott failed. and Linda Felkley. Evening dances at the "Metropole Roger Hill celebrated his second Hotel," for guests only, and birthday. "ragging" was strictly prohib- Gordan Roberts family is leaving ited. the island. First swordfish of the season Avalon is now charging a 4% bed weighed in at 217 pounds. tax. Second tuna of the season A six-story condo is being planned weighed 83 pounds. and tested for under the "Hol- Two camps were located at ly Hill House." "White's Landing" -- "Los Lt. Lyndell Suggers is planning to Angeles Y. M. C. A." and have a helicopter patrolling "Camp Whittier" from Pasa- the Island. dena. '%-1 Taxi," 225 1/2 Crescent. The City hired a new garbage man "Avalon Inn," 309 Beacon. as the Island Company was "Bobble Sue," charter boat, Mr. cutting back on the cleaning and Mrs. Art Wilsonl that they were doing on the "C-Air," new, Avalon-Burbank, streets of Avalon. De Haviland Doves, $9.25 Complaints of the practice of plus tax. "holding up" the tourists by "Cabrillo," cross channel boat. overcharging them for their hotel room. One couple was 75 Years Ago forced to pay $15 on a Satur- day night! "4th Of July" Activities: Umbrella Frederick Baker, the City Attorney, Race, Girls' Swim Race, Ha- said that although the law was man Angling, Water Fencing, bad, the "Wilmington Trans- and Paddle Board Race. The portation Co.," owned by the Fireworks is set off on the Banning Brothers, could not East side of the Bay. be charged a "vocational" 8th Annual "California Yacht Club tax by the City of Avalon, be- Auxiliary Handicap Race," cause it was working under a between Los Angeles Har- Government Charter. bor-Isthmus, "W. L. Stewart Trophy." "Duke" Fishman has been on the Island since 1934, was born in the Philippines, and is an ac- To contact Chuck LiddeU, e- mail him at chuckliddell.cata- lina ORE License # 01394874 Catalina Island Real Estate ~1~ Ju~ ll, 2014 320 Sumner Avenue Completely Remodeled 2-story 3 Bed/2 both collage, 1,000 SF, close to beach end shops. New listing offered at $549,000 206 E. Whittley Avenue Unique 5 unit complex. Incredible ocean view 6,910 SF lot. Close to lawn. Hew listing offered at $2,999,000 339 Metropale Avenue Ocean & hillside view Avalon home. 2BD, 1 BA, 892 SF +/- Hew listing offered at $439,000 337 Sumner Avenue Triplex on a large lat (2600 SF +/-) Vacation rental permit in front with repeat guests, and two I BO yeaHound rentals in buck, plus yard. Sold "as-is". Huge potential for future development..5875,000 i I Crescent Avenue 4BR, 4BA seaside home 1,850 SF +jr. Surreal harbor views, ocean-trent deck, seduded garden patio, attached guest house. Offered at $2,200,000 119 Olive Street Incredible views and lots of potential. Built in 1921, Wood floors, Lot size 2,250 SF /-, 45'x50' $950,000 2!8 CJarissa Avenue Classic Catalina Collage 2BR, IBA, 831 SF+/-. Only 1 1/2 blocks to beach. Vacation rental permit, wilh tepee guests. Comes furnished $529,000 351 Sumner Avenue Spacious duplex, large lot 3,233SF +/-, unit 1-3BD, 2BA and unit 2-2BD, IBA 000 VJfla !-53 ~ 2 BD, 2 BA Completely remodeled. Breathtaking Hews. Vacation ,rental permit, Comes furnished, golf cart. Offered at $699,000 Villa 6-6 1 BO, 2 BA 1,275, SF +/- Spectacular ocean views, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, golf cart and land purchase included. Comes furnished. Offered ol $709,000 Vifla 9-60 i 8D, 1 8A, 900 SF+/- Ocean views, top of 9 bnildk~9, only 15 5taps ~m rood. Private deck, p~ linger deck, fireplace, cod~edrol cedings throughout. Comes furnished. Offered at $599,000 Villa !-72 BD, 2 BA 1049 SF+/- Panoramic ocean views. Only 35 steps horn top. Beautifully remodeled end op]~oiated Comes furnished, indudesgolf cart. Offered at $749,000 Villa 2-47 I BD, 1 BA, 840 SF+/- Turn&ey, comer unit, Stunning views. Open floor plan, wood burning firop~e. Vacation rental permit, includes golf rmt Offered at 5650,000 Villa 5-7 1UD, 1 BA, 941 SF/- Reomddnd, ocean views from every room Fireplace, golf curt, vocation rental permit. $625,000 Bahia Vista A-1 2 BD, 2.5 BA, 1,230 SF +/- Corner unit. Vacation Rental. $425,000 Bahia Vista B34 - $285,000 Bahia Vista C-60 345 Catalina Ave.- $499,995 Freaional ownership 1 gD, 1 gA, 749 SF +/- 145 Olive St. - $359,000 Ocean view, golf cart. $42,000 HC V'dla 2-48 - $679,00 229 Beacon A- $799,000 HC V'dla 1-67 - $499,000 2 "READY TO BUILD" View Lots Rare Opperlunity to Own Island Properly! Bahia Vista A-26 - $299,000 Only 2 o| private~/-owned offerdoble vacant 371 Whiflley - $999,000 parcels left to ready to build your island home. HC V'~ 3-22 - $899,000 Over excavated, decompacted, certificate from 322 E. Whittley - $1,395,000 soils engineer, utilizes on property. ! 51 Ofive St. Lot - $419,000 Financing Available. Excellent investment opporlunity. ! 55 Olive St. Lot - $399,000 Far more infu go to: 344 Cladssa - $599,000 329 Las Lamas Dr. - $1,100,000 140 Hill 5t. 3,325 5F Hillside lot 69 Sol Vista - $429,000 Hillside & town views S285,000 HC Villa 4-13 - $489,000 HC Villa 17-80 - $749,000 338 Samner Avenue - $639,000HC Villa 18-72 - SI,249,000