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August 25, 1955

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Bumble-Bees Head for Mainland Date JARE DANCERS ENROUTE TO PERFORM ON THE MAINLAND teacher Isabel (Connie) Connaughton, left, are Sandra Davies Mike Harris.--Creed's Photo. gumble-Be s Awarded Trip to Mainland and Mike Harris a trip to the mainland in a [] dance exhi- )resented at Barnes' Park in Park. Connie Connaugh- Caller and teacher staged with her group of teen who dance on Mondays at the in the season it was plan- a complete [] would take to the city but with the rush here in Avalon it was to keep the group in Mike and Sandy have each evening in the town [~ the summers so it was they should have the pleas- the square dance, a picnic party were also lea- the holiday. these bees really buzzed! SQUARE DANCING PROVES POPULAR AGAIN THIS YEAR The [] dancing in the town square again this season proved the most successful recreation program pre- sented. Three nights a week the town is awakened to the gay calling of Connie Connaughton. Each Tues Thurs. and Friday evening at 7:00 the children meet to enjoy an hour of s. No less than 100-125 children are seen to enjoy these evenings. The big event of the week is "Party Nite" which has proven most pleasant. Each Thursday eve- ning the little folks dress in a typi- cal costume for the theme of the party. Prizes for most unusual and best costumes are awarded. There are games for all, with prizes fo~: the participants. Each party nite a group picture is taken as a sou- venir and a remembrance of the occasion. Some of the themes this season were Favorite Fairy Story, Out of This World, In a Little Span- ish Town, Sea Fantasy, Cowboys 'n Indians and Comic Strip Characters. The adult groups have grown o~'er WISE the years. Four to six squares have danced every night. Beginners and clver t i s I advanced dancers enjoy this'fun in the Town Square. The groups of OVING -- HAULING DELIVERY HOusehold Goods Moved and Stored and Sons resentatlves: Republic Van amd Storage Co. PHONE AVALON 777 spectators have numbered between 700 and 800 every night. Many favorable comments have been sent to the recreational department in regardsto this family participation activity. A hand of applause is ex- tended the recreational department for continuing this enjoyable pro- gram. Annual visitors here this week for square dancing are Helen and Paul McKalip and sons from Tuc- son, the Roushs' and Woodins' from Phoenix, Winnie, Jack and Jerry Payne from San Jose, and the Hen- dersons' and son also of that city, the Unlard and Hendersons' and families from Riverside, Bob and Nancy Hovard of Long Beach, and the Levys' and Dells' from Los An- geles, who are here all the month of August. feeling cool, clean and fresh chew AVALON TO LOSE SIXTH CLASS CITY DESIGNATION California legislation has decreed that sixth class cities will no longer be designated with such a classsifi- c a ti o n. They will hereafter be known as General Law cities. Rea- son for the change in name is that "sixth class city" implied to some an inferior class. The change becomes official on Sept. 7 when Avalon, as well as 249 other California cities, will be refer- red to with the new classification. THE CATALINA ISLANDER Thursday, August 25, 1955 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ALLOCATE FUNDS TO AVALON The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved funds to finance the cost of lifeguard service and maintenance of a patrol boat by the Harbor Master. The Board approved $6500 for lifeguard service and $2500 for the patrol service. O O O O e.e o O o"4wfW-e o ere e o A.B. Smith, your Telephone Manager for Catalina Island e OOeOoO 00000000 0000 000@o 000 letter describes of telephone conference call "Dear Sirs: Recently my brother arranged a con- ference telephone call with me and our two sis- ters. We each live in dif- ferent parts of the coun- try. The operator let me know about it at noon and said we would all be able to talk to each other at the same time. That night, right on time, it was carried out perfectly. It was as though everyone was right in my kitchen, it was so clear. I do want to thank all wife helped ,".',:.+'::?@'. ~ "~:t',<~," > ~ :~ ~ii~:::::::.::::~ ! i:~2i2:1!4 ;ili}iiss5 MRS. CLARA D. WILCOX make this thrilling experience possible." --Mrs. Clara B. Wilcox We gertainly appreciate letters like this, for they tell us we've succeeded again in making the telephone still more useful to you. And that's the most important part of our job. Pacific Telephone works to make your telephone a bigger value every day. Take life easy with extension phones Can't you picture the convenience of always having a telephone within easy reach ? You could re- lax on the patio or porch,/or in- stance, without having to move to answer a call. And with tele- phones in the living room, kitchen, and any other room you use a lot, your telephone arrangement for easy living is complete. You save time and countless steps. Cost: Less than a nickel a day ]or each additional phone. And remember, too--if you're planning to build or remodel--that it's easy and inexpensive to include built-in telephone wiring and outlets in your plans. They'll make your home even more modern and liv- able. For/re advice on built-in wiring, or more facts about ex- tensions, call your telephone business office. VACATION TIME Pacific Telephone's Avalon plant force includes three very busy people during the summer season when our community's population is at its peak. Beaeause of this, two of the three must take vacations in the fall. However, Les Reel, wire chief, did get away for two weeks and has just returned with his wife, Eloise, and son, Richard, from a va~ttion atLake Talvbe. During their trip, Ferd Chad k, of the San Pedro office, who is a chief switchman there, took over Les' duties. Arnold Stohlman and A! Ingham, other members of lhe local plant force, still have their va~cations to look forward to. AI and family will take off the first few weeks in October, while Arnold and family divided his vacation up, taking a week late in ~eptember and another at Christmas. ?ACIF]C TY.L3PHON