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CATALIHA TIME CAPSULE REAL ESTAT COMPIL.ED BY CHUCK LIDDELL .14 10 YEARS AGO, 2004 100 YEARS AGO 1914 Average Temperature: High, 62 degrees; Low, 49 degrees; Water, 59 degrees. Rain for December, 3.8 inches. People aboard boats: 1,408; Vessel Moored, 352; Vessels An- chored, 81: Cruise Ships: Monarch Of The Seas, 12,730; Paradise, 7,056. A major rainstorm and winds pummeled Avalon. A 46-foot Pace- maker, owned by Burl Gregory, sank in less than 60 seconds due to sea conditions. Water Level: Nov. 30, 439 acre feet; Dec. 7, 440 acre feet; Dec. 14, 441 acre feet; Dec. 21, 439 acre feet; Dec. 7, 437 acre feet. On Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m., 100 head of bison left Avalon for the Lakota Sioux reservation in South Dakota. Geraldine Eldan Polhamus (April 30, 1912-November 26, 2004). 75 YEARS AG0,1939 25 YEARS AG0,1989 The City of Avalon offered to loan money to the Long Beach School District to rebuild the school's gym that had been torn down in 1988 due to asbestos is- sues. Sam Rikalo had a surprise 65th birthday in November. Marjorie Taylor celebrated her 90th birthday. Brian Wood celebrated his 40th birthday. "Mt. Ada Open House," Mu- seum. "Christmas Gift Wrapping," "Catalina Island Pony Club." Ronald L. t-Ioefs (May 21, 1926- November 21, 1989). Noted marine artist, Scott Ken- nedy, donated 20 sets of a three- print series of Avalon Bay to the "Conservancy," to go to the "Cata- lina Marineros' Ironwood Proj- ect," to preserve four West End groves, the prints are valued at over $20,000. The largest street pavement project ever undertaken by Avalon will begun at Beacon, Metropole, and Clarissa and is working its way to Pebbly Beach. 50 YEARS AGO, 1964 The "Chamber Of Commerce" proposed "1965 Program For Ac- tion." "Annual Community Chest" supports Boy/Girl Scouts, child and general welfare work, and school sponsored youth activities. "Torch Light Parade" asked hous- es to leave their lights on at night so the Scouts will know: that they want to donate. Trevor Kenneth McGill, born November 30, 1964, to Mr. and Mrs. William McGill. "St. Catherine Church," 800 Beacon, had a clothing drive to send to the Far East. The school is putting on the "Family Choral Festival." The City of Avalon paid carpen- ters $4.45/hour and truck drivers $3.95/hour. Annual "Chamber Of Com- merce .... Home Decoration Con- test," inside and outside prizes. Gil Voci, Junior, set the record for the most points made at a single basketball game, 45. Avalon went on to win the "Avalon Invitational Tournament." "Tree Lighting Ceremony" at the "County Center," 215 Sumner, with Judge Windle's tree, in front, lit up. The "FCC" is lowering long dis- tance calls within the continental U. S. to $1 or less, after 8PM, Mon- day-Saturday, and all day Sunday. Avalon resident, Frank Ruth- erford, was fined for "illegal coin diving" last summer, by Judge Er- nest Windle. "Islander" proclaims, "WE ARE NOT ENGAGED IN WAR!" The "Community Church," 236 Metropole, put on a musical, "Mu- sic Of Bethlehem." Great fishing for barracuda, sheep head, white sea bass, bonita, yellowtail tuna, calico bass, and halibut. Favorite songs of the l lth- 12th-graders: 1) "Scatter Brain." 2) "Blue Orchids" and "My Last Goodbye," 3) "My-Prayer" and "You Taught .Me To Love You Again," 4) "Otl, Johnny" 5) "South Of The Border," 6) "In The Mood." Best bands: 1) Kay Kyser, 2) Glenn Miller, 3) Tommy Dorsey, 4) Ben- ny Goodman, 5) Artie Shaw. School Concert, "First Noel?' The school's "Home Hygiene And Care Of The Sick" class bathed llth month old, Gary Clark. Loretta Lee Allen, born Decem- ber 5, 1939, to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen. Peter "Pete" Lubetich (June 29, 1871-December 4, 1939). A write up on "Eagle's Nest," Middle Ranch, "Outdoor Life Magazine," "Shooting From Ea- gle's Nest Lodge," should be on the news stands in January. "Ye Old Country Fair. .... Sport- land," 513 Crescent. "The Island is as God made it and no one knows the full possibil- ities of the beautiful spot. It should be advertised so much that the Easterners will think California is a corner of Catalina Island! But I'll never be satisfied until the crowd in the winter months is at least half of the summer times," William Wrig- ley Jr., December, 1919. Quoting the Islander, years ago mob rule struck Avalon." & Real Estate "Ten DRELicem#O1394874  December 5, 2014 (This was probably a reference to many in Avalon wanting an "Open Port" that would allow other cross channel boats, not connected with The Wilmington Transportation, Co., which was owned by the Ban- ning Brothers/Santa Catalina Is- land, Co., to compete with them). Immediately the note of disorder was touched, the vibrations where felt by the businessmen--and have been felt periodically ever since. "It is fair to assume that the men- tal attitude in Avalon has been of a fluctuating variety during the past two years and not only disturbing, but very unprofitable to all .... al- most everything that makes for hu- man happiness has been destroyed within the last two years .... The open port theory will prove an hal- lucination .... "As a pleasure resort, Avalon was dead. The poverty of the po- litical change has continued. The once admired beauty sport has de- teriorated into a city of less than ordinary caliber .... Prominent businessmen of Los Angles and the other beach cities tell us that co- operation with the SCI., Co. is the only direct and swift way to bring back prosperity to Avalon .... ...... Avalorittes' (the:fiist iie this term for those 500 permanent resi- dents of Avalon was used) have been pampered and petted and have had their fur stroked the right way for so long that a little jar once in a while will make them remem- ber who provided the 'meal ticket' for the past 15 years .... "The Bannings have spent on an average of $50,000/year promoting Avalon. The newly incorporated City Of Avalon was blamed for making no plans for the 1915 sea- son to attract some of the 400,000 expected tourists coming to Los Angeles County .... Back to The Bannings and Business!" The "Freeholders Improvement Agency," which was made up of local business men, was "planning to bypass the newly formed incor- porated City of Avalon and work directly with the Banning Brothers ... more gloom in Avalon, no mail, no daily, no tourists, no Christmas presents," as a "Northeaster" storm hit Avalon, causing the Hermosa cross channel ship to return in San Pedro. 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