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COMPILED BY CATALINA ISLANDER?TAFF , I Surfboarding race between paddle board racing. Ic+,to + o ! "Little Fisherman's Cove" and RealEsta The 13th Annual "Catalina Manhattan Beach. Started up in DREI~#01394814 Seplembor 5, 2014 Island Pottery And Tile Show," the 1950 s and continued off and 10 YEARS AGO, 2004 100 YEARS AGO, 1914 Metropole Hotel, 205 Crescent, "Catalina Conference Room." "Thompson Reservoir," Sept. 1-475 Acre Ft.; 9/07-467; 9/14- 465; 9/21-460. Average Temperature, High, 69; Low, 61; Water, 72, Rain, 0. People aboard boats, 8,432: Vessels Moored, 2,108; Vessels Anchored, 282; Cruise Ships: "Ec- stasy," 6,690; "Monarch Of The Seas" 12,626, "Mercury," 2,614, "Sapphire Princess," 2,658, "Silver Shadow" 380=24,891. The "West End" had a full har- bor for "Labor Day." The 22nd Annual "Buffalo Chip Toss," Two Harbors, winner at 144 feet 9 inches. The 2nd Annual "Micro Brew Fest," Lion's Club, Two Harbors. Annual "Rotary Auction," Landing, Crescent/Marilla. 250 attended and raised $27,000 for the "Hospital Renovation Fund" and other charities. The 19th Annual "Tin Cup Drop-Line Fishing Tournament." 50 YEARS AG0,1964 25 YEARS AGO, 1989 "Thompson Reservoir" down to 600 acre feet, with first stage rationing to begin on October 1. This was the 3rd lowest rainfall year in the past 30 years. First rain of the season, Sept. 19, 0.38 inches. Has not rained since May 17. Last year's seasonal rain at this same time was 0. Average temperature: High, 70 degrees; Low, 59 degrees; Water, 68 degrees. Misty Mondie celebrated her 10th birthday. Frank Job, Two Harbors, and Marshall Brown, Avalon, received a $14,000 city contract to capture yellow jackets. Two hundred yel- low jacket coffee-can traps, filled with Hawaiian Punch were placed around Avalon and 500 yellow jackets were captured per week. Debbie Michaels had a birth- day. Vic and Alleyne Reed celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary. Joe Arno was honored at the "Rotary Club" party. The "Islander" ran out of issues of last week's newspapers by Mon- day. Jack Tucey married Simone Le- gomarsino, Casino Ballroom, Sept. 16, 1989. Kurt and Ellen Becker celebrat- ed their 60th Wedding Anniver- sary. Esther Hilma Barnes (May 1, 1905-Sept. 17, 1989). Martha Parsons celebrated her birthday. Forty-eight-year-old Steve Frantz swam from "Doctor's Cove (near "Emerald Bay") to "Pt. Vin- cente," 21 miles, in 13 hours, 16 minutes. "Rescue 911," CBS television, shot at Two Harbors. Greg Allen, "Howland's Land- ing" caretaker, had a birthday. "Holly Hill House Tour," Mu- seum. on through the '60s. Picked up again in 1982 and this year there were 24 racers. Duke Fishman is a stand-in for Yul Brynner in the movie "Mori- turi" which is being made on the Island. The 4th marlin of the season was caught. School started Sept. 14, with the largest attendance in history 461, 41 more students than last year: K-31, lst-32, 2nd-37, 3rd-32, 4th- 35, 5th-37, 6th-41, 7th-37, 8th-37, 9th-36, 10th-34, ll-th-39, 12th-33. School adult classes consisted of "Industrial Art" and "Conversa- tional Spanish." Ladies were invited to a "Tri- Chem Liquid Embroidery Party," "Gaylord's T. V. Shop," P. O. Ar- cade. Someone is dumping !arge roof- ing tacks on Avalon streets. "Eddie Allen And His Orches- tra" is performing In the Casino Ballroom. John Belair married Merrily Anna Murdock, Aug. 29, by Rev. Arthur Felkley. Freight barge arrived on Tues- days and Fridays. Edgar William O'Connell (Aug. 2, 1894-Sept. 2, 1964). Local girls made a special tril~ to the "Hollywood Bowl" to see the "Beatle Special": Dusty Donohu, Nancy Behrschmidt, Carol Morris, Valery Rohlik, Robin Barlow, Nan- cy Hedge, Ellen Hedge, Cay Lynn Turk, Mrs. Ida Morris, Mrs. Mary C. Turk, and Mrs. Jerry Barlow. William M. "Mike" Bowne (1910-Aug. 24, 1964). 75 YEARS AGO, 1939 Average Temperature: High, 78 degrees; Low, 63 degrees. Rain, 3.29 inches. A major gale hit Southern Cali- fornia at the end of September. Life expectancy: 1901, Men (48.23), Women (51.08); 1937, Men (60.75), Women (65.08). Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Kirby moved to Honolulu. Mrs. Helen Louise Fickle (1904- September 1939). Celebrities on Island: Actors Warner Baxter, Victor McLaglen, Paulette Goddard, and Bill Thomp- son, "Fibber," of radio program, "Fibber McGee and Molly." With war looming, 76 percent of Americans believe that the U. S. will get involved. Fish being caught around Cata- lina: yellow tail tuna, skipjack, albacore, blue fin tuna, white sea bass, halibut, barracuda, black sea bass, rock bass, and sheep head. 36 marlin have been caught this sea- son, compared to 127 last season and 107 in 1929. "Labor Day" activities: swim- ming races (boys and girls), um- brella races, diving, water polo, human angling, water fencing, and Voters wanted saloons open on Sundays. The vote was 118-86. George Porter, City Marshall, was asked to tender his resigna- tion. Local businesses used to have annual outing and barbecues at Middle Ranch, but since they re- ceived no more support for recre- ational and pleasure events from the S. C. I., Co., there was no event this year. "Avalon Letters" to the edi- tor did not have to have names on them. Mr. and Mrs. J. E Jones moved to Los Angeles. Capt. W. Mathews was moving the yacht, "Comfort," and the cruis- er, "Nevada," to "Catalina Harbor," for winter, as is the routine. Quarry rock was being taken from "Fisherman's Cove" to build up San Pedro's inner harbor. Street lights on Crescent Av- enue were turned off after Sept. 15. The sewer system was turned off after Oct. 1. Street cleaning went from 7 to 2x a week. Pubic toilets, behind the "Pavilion" (location of the present "Pavilion Hotel," 513 Crescent), cost $12.50/month to maintain year round. Capt. Joseph McAfee was told by the Avalon's Board of Trustees that he could have music played on a "unaphone" on his flying fish boat, "The Catalina Flyer," "at his own risk" and should not be heard "all over town" like happened on the Chinese Junk, now restaurant, "Ning Po" in "Lovers' Cove." "The Keystone Company" was making a movie on Catalina, starring Roscoe Arbuckle. Direc- tor/Producer Mack Sennett made 200 feet of film under water show- ing glass bottom boat diver, Ed H. Harrison, feeding the fish for 3 minutes, while holding his breath. "Kalem Movie Co" was also mak- ing a film on Catalina. Joseph B. Stamford married Miss Agnes Drothzen, on Sept. 27. A. J. Cox and Col. J. E. Stearns released several pairs of pheasants in different parts of the Island in hopes of their reproducing ade- quately for hunting. Dr. Charles Frederick Hold- er and Mr. McCormick, of the "Southern Pacific Rail Road" are making plans to catch at least one of every fish in Avalon's waters and place them in an aquarium for the "San Francisco Exhibition." The aquarium will cost $100,000. Avalon has $4,700 in its trea- sury. A gentleman from the Midwest had taken a bottle full of Catalina water back to show his friends. An Islander suggested that he take some water out as a major problem would develop in the bottle when the tide came in and the water ris- es. The visitor thanked the islander and took some water out! To contact Chuck Liddell, e- mail him at chuckliddell.cata- 208 CetadlH Street Onplot Both units ore 28R/2BA. 1 block to the beach, off street parking. m S849,ooo 124 Hlowolhn Triplex 1,919, lot size 2,058 SF+/., a studio ngerto t, a IBR,/1.SBA on'd, and a 2BiVI BA m $639,000 I! Crescent Aveue 4BR, 4BA seaside home 1,850 SF +/- , 11md vim, orean-fr deck, nded mk. patio, Ouost house. OFfered at $2,200,000 I ! 90flve Street Incred|l,lo and lots of potontinl. BuS in 1921, Wood floors, Lot size 2,250 SF +/-, 45'x50' $950,000 351 Sunmer AveHe Specious duplex, large lot 3,233SF +/-, unit I-3BD, 2BA and unit 2-2RD,1RA $77S,000 B io Vista A-1 2 BD, 2.5 BA, 1,230 SF +/- Corner unit, Vacation Rental. $425,000 140 HHI St. 3,325 SF Hillside lot Itilhide & t~wn vievn $335,000 320 Semer Avenue - $$49,000 Offered at $699,000 Villa 6-6 l BII, 2 BA 1,275, SF +/- ot ed $70 ,ooo Vigo 9-60 I BD, 1 BA, 900 SF+/- Ocoon views, top oF 9 lmddmg, Vma 2-47 1 BD, 1 BA, 840 SF+/- Turn-key, corrm unit. Stmmieg views. sO, OOO 339 Metrq~le Avewe - $39%00 234 Descmo - $599,000 218 {larissa - $~29,000 338 Summer Ave. - .~t39,000 BoMa B34 - $285,000 345 Catdha Ave. - $499,995 145 Olive St, - $359,000 HC ~ 2-48 - $67%00 229 Beacon A - +799,000 HC ~ 1-67- $499,000 Bahia Vista A-26 - $29%000 371 WM.ley - $999,000 HC Via 3-22 - $8 9,000 322 F.. Whittley - $1,395,000 151 Olive St. Lot - $41%000 344 Claris~ - $599,000 329 Las Lamas Dr. - $1,100,000 HC ~ 4-13 - $48%00O HC Villa 17-80 - $74%000 HC ~ 18-72 - $1,249,000 THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, September 5, 2014 i 3 .- ~:. ~-~;~ +