• Hats, 6/19/15

    Fund Raiser Planned
    The Colonial Theater will be the site of a gala fundraising effort, Thursday evening, one week hence. Athletes from Pacific Grove’s high school will the recipients of this largess. The Colonial’s doors open at 7 pm. The program begins at 7:30 with the showing of a magic lantern1 show, narrated by Chad Hopkins, reflecting all that is beautiful about Yosemite. Scenes from the waterfall will be blended with shots of the reflecting pools, vegetation, and wildlife. A moving picture will then screen. This sidesplitting comedy is entitled “The Ups and Downs of Buster Button.” After an intermission, a live medley of skits, songs, memorized readings, and dialogues will be staged, including a hilarious impersonation of Charlie Chaplin. For a grand finale, another film, “The Murder of Stanley Gilbert”, will be projected. Afterward, the curtains close … leaving all who choose not to attend wondering about their lacks of oversight. Advance tickets costing .45 can be purchased at B. M. Childs. Admission is .50 at the door. This event is sponsored by The Pacific Grove Athlete’s Association.

    Auto club will rally, meet
    The Pacific Grove Good Roads club plans to host a rally from 10 until 4:30, Saturday next. An evening meeting is also planned for from 6 to 8. The rally includes the opportunity for the public to look at a variety of auto mobiles, trucks, and carriages, close-up. A snack of a soft drink and pop corn may be purchased for .10. Donations are also accepted. While the rally is open to everyone, the meeting is available only to members. Of key importance is deciding how best to protest state interference with driving rules and auto mobile ownership. The state, for instance, stands to realize millions of dollars on the sale of driving licenses and numbered auto mobile tags. The state claims that both are required by safety, but Pacific Grove drivers think both are matters best left in the hands of local citizens.

    Wants better policing
    Mr. G. E. Hart appeared at the regular meeting of the Grove’s trustees, eager to be recognized and to speak. Mr. Hart has taken it upon himself to promote advocacy of better policing in the Grove. Mr. Heart, who lives at 528 Lobos, recently experienced the theft of a storage chest kept on the front porch of his cottage. Although Hart has posted a sizable reward for the stolen item, he admits that both the chest and its contents are of minimal value. “It’s the principle,” Hart explained, before asking the trustees to add at least one, possibly two, law enforcement officers to the city payroll. No action was taken by the board.

    Planning session held
    The committee representing Pacific Grove has reported back from the state planning meeting being held in Modesto. By wire, the committee reported to the Pacific Grove Review the following item of interest.
    The general meeting is assuming a position of advocacy toward building new roads and improving old roads. As the committee pointed out, the appearance of the auto mobile is changing the entire culture of the State of California. The proposed highway between the San Joaquin Valley and the Monterey Peninsula has been designated as of prime importance. The Pacific Grove committee is composed of R. H. McCaig, E. C. Smith, and F. L. Buck.
    Successful planning, you three!

    Vincent Circle closes
    The Vincent Circle held its closing session this past Wednesday, holding closing exercises and then retiring to enjoy a scrumptious supper and gala entertainment. This being the Dickens year, a large picture of the famous writer was hung behind the lectern. Roll call had to be responded to with a memorized quote from Dickens. Mrs. V. W. Grimes, the group’s leader, explained that Dickens’s voice calls out to all mankind: “Advance.” Upon the piano and tables were gathered bouquets of red roses bound with a yellow silk ribbon. The Circle had previously made the rose its flower of the year. After supper had been consumed, the Circle members and friends enjoyed a program of entertainment that included a talk on peace delivered by Mrs. S. A. Rayburn. Mrs. O. R. Smith then talked about the value of our Chautauqua. The invocation was delivered by the Rev. Dr. L. M. Burrell. The prophecy for a very successful next year was offered by Miss Etta Lloyd.

    Our landmarks are disappearing
    Another landmark, this one on Grand Avenue, is doomed. The large pine that stood beside the garage of T. A. Work is soon to be felled. Work explained that the rotting condition of the landmark could cause limbs to fall thus becoming a danger to passersby.

    Area trivia…
    Mrs. Gertrude Farrar, who last week traveled by train to the Grove to visit friends and our Museum of Natural History, told the Review that what she enjoys most about the Grove is our invigorating sea breeze.
    Mrs. Henry Beeman, visiting the Grove from Watsonville for a week, decided to rent a cottage and remain here for the entire summer season. Mr. Beeman, the recent purchaser of an auto mobile, plans to drive to and from the Grove on weekends.
    Mrs. Ella McQuiken is traveling by train to San Francisco. There a seance conducted by the well-known medium, Mrs. Anna Reader, has been arranged. Mrs. Reader will attempt to get McQuiken in touch with her deceased daughter.

    And the cost is…
    Want the road to Carmel graded? Want to drive there in a brand new Mitchell? Spend a dollar to possibly have your ticket drawn from the barrel. Win a new automobile! All proceeds will go toward improving the Carmel road. The drawing tickets are $1 each, but you can buy six for $5.
    At B. M. Childs, we make a specialty of selling only the finest of sugar-cured hams. Why not bake a ham for Sunday dinner? Just .20 a pound.

    Author Notes:
    1. Magic lantern was the Victorian name for slide projector.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 19, 2015

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols

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