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THE CATALINA ISLANDER Thursday, December 29, 1955 Mess'rob To Be At The sixth annual presentation of the widely acclaimed production of Handel's "Messiah" by the Southern California Oratorio Society will again be sponsored by the County of Los Angeles in Philharmonic Au- ditorium, Friday, December 30, at 8:15 P.M. It was announced by Nor- man S, Johnson, Superintendent, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. Mr. Johnson also disclosed that, C Of C To Discuss Business Trend What's ahead for business in the new year? Fifteen of the nation's leading business experts will at- tempt to answer that question when they analyze local, national and in- ternational economic prospects at the eighth annual Business Outlook Conference next Jan. 11 at the Bilt- more Hotel in Los Angeles. Spom~ored by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and 18 other civic and professional organizations. the conference is "open to all who wish to gain facts and perspective on 1956 trends in the nation's econ- omy," according to Oscar T. Lawler, president of the Farmers and Mer- chants National Bank of Los Ange- les and chairman of the confab. as for past performances, no ad- mission charge will be made but RUbY PILTCH IN GERMANY that "exchange tickets must be pro- Go~ingen, Germany Army PFC cured and redeemed for reserved Rudolpl~ E. Piltch, whose wife, seats." Exchange tickets are avail- able at Southern California Music Company, 737 South Hill Street, all Mutual Ticket Agencies, and at the office of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recrea- tion, 834 West Olympic Boulevard. Appearing as featured soloists in this year's production are Ewan Harbrecht, soprano; Katherine Hil- genberg, alto; Richard Robinson, tenor; and Richard Milius, bass. Orchestra and chorus will be under the direction of Frederick Davis. AUDIO CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM CATALINA STATION KBIG, the Catalina radio station, has carried its belief in the value of the ear over the eye even to the field of 'Christmas greetings. In place of Christmas cards, KBIG this year is distributing a custom record- ing by Capitol Records, including individual greetings from station personnel, with special holiday mus- ic and station jingles. KBIG pro- gram director Alan Lisser produced and narrated the feature. Melba, lives in Avalon, recently took part in a field training exercise with the 9th Infantry Division in south- ern Germany. As part of the U. S. Seventh Army, the 9th Division conducts rigorous training exercises, includ- hag realistic maneuvers and field problems, in southern Germany. Private First Class Piltch is a clerk in Company I of the division's 60th Regiment. He entered the Army in September 1954 and com- pleted basic training at Fort Oral. Calif. Piltch arrived overseas last June. He is a 1951 graduate of LOs An- geles City College. UP RENEWS NEWSCAST It's UP both ways with Union Pacific Railroad renewing its United Press 7:25 a.m. Monday-through- Friday newscast over KBIG Cata- linafor a second year beginning January 2, 1956. The Caples Co. is agency on the account, with Joe Seideman handling for KBIG. WABNITZ FAM][]LY ENTE]gTAINS Mrs. Louis Wabnitz and son, Ben. returned to their home on Monday, after spending Christmas with Mr. Wabnitz and Joanne in Duarte. Wabnitz's Christmas guests were Mrs. Wabnitz's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Story of Glendale. Mr. Wabnitz's mother, Mrs. Dora Wabnitz of Hollywood and his uncle, Jay Tryon of Albany, Oregon. HOLIDAY GUESTS Holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Paulson were, Mrs. Paulson's sister, Miss Edith O'Kane of Angeles. their son, Gale, who is em- ployed at an FBI ,office in Los An- gles; also their daughter, Lorraine, student at the Immaculate Heart High School in Hollywaad. Miss O'Kane and Gale returned to the city on Monday and Lorraine re- mained until Friday. eeeeaeeaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee A. B. Smith, your Telephone Manager for Cablina Island eeeeeeeeeeeeee@ee@eeoeeeeoeeoeeee 1956 will be another big year in telephone progress This coming year, we plan to put a record $385 million into new construction and serv- ice improvements to serve the Pacific West. We expect to add new equipment of all kinds to make your tele- phone service even better and to provide new service for the ever-growing number of people here. More lines to carry Long Distance calls and television programs : Direct Distance Dial- ing from more towns to places as tat" away as Philadelphia Chicago and Milwaukee; more colored phones and hands-free Speakerphones. These are a very few of the many things in our continued program to keep pace with the growing West. In the Enioy TV More In '56 With i year ahead you'll see plenty of reasons why we say The men i -~nd women of Pacific Telephone work to make your telephone more useful every day. r ~ F HAI ,N, NO), ,OI.OR 21" Screen - Four Speaker- HI-FI ii iv:' . . Sound Sys em i for homeowners Now On Display At Our Store Or ] ~- - - --. :f :~] Are you thinking of buildin SEE FOR YOURSELF. Rose Parade will be shown in live o or remodeling in '56? If so, we i i you haciude up-to-date i ~~~ telephone arrangements in color TV at the St. Catherine Hotel, Monday, January 2. your plans. Concealed wiring ~~~ and built-in telephone outlets ~~ in each of the rooms you use a :E ~~ lot are low-cost features that i ~~ 'add much to the "livability" and value of a home. And, of 233 Sumner Avalon263 j course, to your comfort and convenience as well. We'll be glad to help you with our free telephone planning service. Just call us and ask for "Architects and Builders Service". yet never rich or filli. ? As years go, waning 1955 was a good one--so good, in fact, we re almost sorry to see it pass into limbo. After 12 months of unprecedented civic improvement, wide business expansion, high prosperity, old man 1955 has set quite a mark for the fledging New Year to shoot at. Of course, there have been the usual labor disputes, floods and catastrophes in which 1955 might have been kinder, but, all in all, we feel that he did an outstanding iob. Pacific Telephone, we take pardonable pride in the strides we have made over the past 12,months in service, improvements, and personnel. So, we felt that we couldn't let the year go b% without some sort of a salute to 1955, may he rest in peace, Now bring on 1956. ---Pacific Telephone