Text for Bainbridge Review 1941-12-31 1

              December 31, 1941

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Published every Friday; entered as second-class matter, Port Blakely, Washington

Bainbridge Island was a busy, busy place in 1941, files of The Review showed this week. Here in chronological form, is a brief 1941 history of the Island:
January 1 - Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Hyde, Bucklin's Corner, celebrated their fiftieth weeding anniversary; nine persons arrested at Winslow in New Year's Day riot by Deputy Sheriff James Johnson. 
January 10 - Nebo Okazaki, Satsu Omoto and George A. Komedal are the first three Islanders chosen in the Army draft; Jack Marshall chosen president of Bainbridge High School alumni;Chamber of Commerce to work for community center. 
January 17 - Dr. Hobart T. Cave named to head Chamber of Commerce road committee; Olympic-Agate Pass-Cascade Highway Association to seek $450,000 from State Legislature for Agate Pass Bridge.
January 24 - Sheriff Fred G. Vetters says Island "may" get its own jail; rain washes out Rockaway Beach road.
January 29 - Chamber of Commerce votes support of move to shift ferry from Brownsville - Fletcher Bay to Crystal Springs - Bremerton run; funeral held for Zacharias Lidbloom, West Blakely recluse whose remains are found inhis fire-destroyed house; Bob Pearson, Creosote elected preseident of Sportsmen's Club.
February 2 - Laurance A. Peters, Prt Blakely, is named Justice of Peace for the Ilsand bythe Board of County Commissioners. 
February 7 - Ilsand Players present, "You Can't Take It With You" before two packed houses; William E. Stelz, well-known Bremerton mortician, sobs as heis sentenced to fifteen years in the state penitentiary for grand larceny.
February 21 - Winslow Marine Railway and Shipbuilding Company to get Navy steel minesweeper contract; public hearing to be held on proposed Bremerton ferry.
February 28 - Mike Tarabochia wins all star honors as Bainbridge HighSchoolvtakes second place in Tri-County League basketball race but loses playoff for state tourney chance to Bremerton, ultimate state champion.
March 7 - Winslow Way gets $25,000 building "boom"; State Department of Public Service orders new Crystal Springs - Bremerton erry; Eagledale may be site of proposed garbage dump.
March 14 - Albert E. Cooper sells Trading Post, Winslow store, to Harry W. Larroan, Seattle man; George Ziegenfuss high school basketball coach, becomes center of controversy as Seattle sports followers fail to win permission for coach to travel to A.A.U. championship with S.L.Savidge team.
March 19 - Chamber of Commerce approves Eagledale garbage dump, but site faces court action byresidents there.
March 21 - Island women prepare to enter exhibits in Seattle National Flower Show; Larson Lumber Yard opens enlarged quarters at Pleasant Beach.
March 28 - Puget Sound Navigation Company promises Ilsand two Seattle ferries; Gov. Arthur B. Langlie vetoes state road to link Crystal Springs and Winslow; State Legislature fails to approve Agate Pass Bridge.
April 4 - Review announces campaign to eliminate five-cent toll between Island telephone exchanges; Herbert Nelson, Keith McCormic and Archie G. Clark, Jr., named to committee to plan Chambe of Commerce folder; Marion Walters resigns highschool teaching job for state job inOlympia.
Aprill 11 - Crystal Springs residents protest location of Bremerton ferry run dock at their community. 
April 18 - County Commissioner W.J. Nelson vetoes proposed garbage dump in Eagledale.
April 25 - The Review is one fo the four weekly newspaper in the natio to win honorable mention ingeneral excellence contest conducted by National Editorial Association; Hurley Boggess, popular teacher, accepts teaching po-
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The Island's famed 62-acre Westinghouse estate at Manzanita, has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Allan O. Miller, Crystal Springs, the Marshall Realty Company, Winslow, told The Review yesterday.
The property, commanding a sweeping view of Agate Pass and the Olympic mountains, was owned and developed by George Westinghouse, scion of a Canadian family which made its fortune in an air-brake concern. The Marshall Realty Company represented both parties in the transaction.
The Millers will move into their new home with her two daughters, Miss Sally Lou Miller, and Mrs. Caroline Henry, wife of Charles Henry, a Navy petty officer now on Pacific duty. Mr. Miller is president of the West Wind Corporation, Seattle.
The Millers, active in Island social and civic work, are leaders in the Christian Science Society of Winslow, of which Mrs. Miller has been First Reader.
The Estate, second-largest on the Island, was established by Mr. Westinghouse in 1936 when he purchased the first of three large parcels which comprise the property. In 1938, Mr. Westinghouse placed the estate on the market.
The estate includes a 20-room house, a 5-room caretaker's house and a stable. The property has 2000-feet of waterfront. Most of the land has been cleared and is available for farming.
In October, the Marshall Realty Company announced the sale of the island's largest property, the Gazzam estate, to Charles E. Sullivan, well-known Seattle florist and sportsman.

The Island's official Red Cross first aid class will hold its first meeting in the Bainbridge High School at 7:30 o'clock the night of January 8, it was announced this week,
The class was organised to train first-aid workers, by Mrs. Frank L Shepard, Winslow, in her capacity as head of the civilian defense emergecy hospital units.
Conducting the class will be Dr. Thomas L. Bourns, Wing Point, resident physician at Harborview County Hospital, Seattle. The public was invited to attend the course. Graduates of the course will receive official Red Cross certificates.

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Effective next week, The Review henceforth will be published on Thursdays instead of Fridays.
The following deadlines, therefore will be in effect: 
Important late news – 11 o'clock Wednesday nights. 
Routine news such as club notices, church notices and items from correspondents – 10 o'clock Monday nights. 
Classified advertising – Tuesday noon.
Display advertising – Tuesday noon.
The change in publication date is being done at the request of various Island merchants who desire their advertising messages for weekend specials to receive ample consideration by The Review's more than 4000 readers. Thursday publication will give Island housewives an additional day in which to read their newspaper before making weekend purchases.
The Review feels this request is a compliment to the "pulling power" of Review advertisements. The Review therefore takes this opportunity to remind its readers again to patronize those merchants who advertise in The Review, for it is those merchants who make the continued publication of this newspaper possible.

A monster public dance to raise funds for civilian defense work on the Island will be given in February, Johnny Walberg, popular Island dance band leader, announced this week.
The dance will have for its slogan: "Remember Pearl Harbor – It COULD Happen Here!"
Mr. Walberg, credited by Island defense leaders with originating the dance, said all proceeds would be given to Robert Rodal, Rolling Bay, Island defense chief for use in purchasing Island's civilian defense needs.
The location of the dance was not known immediately, but Mr. Walberg said a large hall would be required. He announced plans for the sale, starting next week, of 500 tickets. The dance probably will be held February 14.
"We'll have the biggest and best dance the Island's ever seen," Mr. Walberg said. "Money is needed for defense and we intend to stage a dance that really will put this fund over."
The affair will have a military atmosphere and will be opened with a grand march to the strains of "God Bless America." Mr. Walberg, who announced a seven-piece orchestra would play, said he hoped to have an Army-Navy or Marine military escort for an American flag to lead the colorful grand march.
All men in uniform will be admitted without charge.

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Approximately one-half of the Island motorists face arrest after today for failure to obtain 1942 automobile license plates.
Walter Keys, Bainbridge Motor Company, Winslow, which sells the plates here, said yesterday that licenses for only one-half of the Island's machines were purchased.
In Seattle, the State patrol announced last week there would be no usual period of "grace" after January 1, thus leaving many Islanders liable to immediate arrest.
Further, Mr. Keyes pointed out, County Auditor Edgar D. Smith may recall the unsold Island plates from Winslow at any time after tomorrow. This means Islanders either would be forced to go to Port Orchard or Seattle for their plates or else pay an additional mailing fee.

The Hobart T. Cave household a Crystal Springs is a divided one these days all because Virginia Cave, 11 years old, was stricken with scarlet fever Christmas morning.
Solving the customary three-week quarantine in unique fashion, Mrs. Vera Cave promptly moved upstairs to attend Virginia. She took an electric grill and plenty of pots, pans and dishware with her.
Meanwhile, the "men" of the household – Dr. Cave and son, Tyler, 14 – remained downstairs and free from quarantine.
To supply the second-story detachment of the family with mail, groceries and other supplies, a good old-fashioned rope pulley and basket was arranged on the outside of the house.

Ichiro Nagatani, Island Center, was elected president of the Island chapter of the Japanese-American Citizens League at a meeting in the Japanese Hall, Winslow, Monday night.
Mr. Nagatani succeeds Art Koura, Manzanita.
Other new officers are: John Nakata, Winslow, first vice-president; Sam Nakao, Winslow, second vice-president; Ritsuko Terayama, Battle Point, recording secretary; Sadako Nakata, corresponding secretary; Mr. Koura, treasurer. Masako Nishimori, Winslow, was secretary, and Momoichi Nakata, Winslow, was treasurer.
A committee was appointed to arrange details of a celebration in honor of Kiyo Nagatani, Island Center, who soon will be inducted into the United States Army. The committee: Noboru Koura, Manzanita; Takashi Sakuma, Winslow; Toshio Sakai, Winslow; Robert Koba, Winslow, and Peter Ohtaki, Winslow.
Another committee, headed by Mr. Nakao, was named to educate the Japanese community for a wider sale of United States Savings Stamps and Bonds.
The next meeting will be held February 2.

The Junior Unit of the Orthopedic Hospital Guild will meet in the home of Mrs. Lawrence Holm, Head of the Bay, at 1:30 o'clock next Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Stanley Johnson, Point White, will assist Mrs. Holm.

Have a good laugh on The Review:
Last week's addition carried a long article, emphasized with large black type, telling Island merchants to extinguish advertising illuminations which could not be turned out within 60 seconds of an air-raid alarm.
That issue appeared Wednesday. That night The Reviews neon sign burned all night long, the Island's alert civilian air-raid patrol reported.
Review publishers – blushing a fiery red, turned off the sign Thursday morning and assured the patrol the error would not be repeated.
Four other merchants forgot the advertising sign ban, Dr. Hobart T. Cave, in charge of the night patrol, said.

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The Island's first fishing resort will be established this spring at Point Monroe, Ken Thatcher and Henry Larson, both of Pleasant Beach, announced last night.
The announcement was made after they completed purchase of 49 lots at the point, popularly known as "the Sand Spit," from the Marshall Realty Company, Winslow.
The name of the new concern which will supply a long-felt need here for the rental of fishing boats and supplies, probably will be "Bainbridge Island Marina."
Mr. Thatcher is a an employee of the Puget Sound Power and Light Company. Mr. Larson is associated with his father, Louis Larson, in operation of Larson's Lumber Yard. The men are active in the Sportsmen's Club.
Plans for the resort were incomplete last night, but it was learned the men had purchased sufficient property so that they could front the establishment either on the sheltered waters of the point's harbor or on the open reaches of Puget Sound. What eventually will happen to the several squatters shacks on the spit, popular as a beach picnic grounds for Islanders, was not known, but the new owners said the shacks will be permitted to remain "for awhile."

Facing the grave possibility of the Island not being warned of an impending air raid, Island civilian defense leaders last night approved a request for the immediate installation here of "an adequate number" of sirens.
The request, addressed to the Board of County Commissioners and to Edgar D. Smith, Kitsap County defense coordinator, said the sirens could be connected by direct wire to the Bremerton siren system.
Russell Denton, Pleasant Beach, and Art Lund, Ferncliff, after a survey of the Island's air raid warning facilities, reported that 11 sirens would be needed for an adequate warning system.
The letter, to be drafted by Robert Rodal, Rolling Bay, Island defense chief, will point out that the installation of the sirens is mandatory not only for the safety of the Island's 5000 population, but for the successful "blackout" of the entire Puget Sound region.
"If we aren't notified of a blackout, the Island will just become a shining beacon between the blackened out areas of Seattle and Bremerton and it wouldn't take an enemy bomber squadron very long to orient itself," Mr. Rodal pointed out.
At present, the Island's only blackout notification is a telephone call from Mr. Smith. After this call has been received whistles and church bells must be sounded.
Meanwhile, Island air raid wardens were prepared to be called out tonight, for a special New Year's Eve all-night watch similar to that conducted Christmas Eve. It was expected the entire Pacific Coast defense would be on the "alert" for any surprise New Year's Eve attack.

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If you haven't already signed up for some form of civilian defense work it still isn't too late. The Island's new civil defense headquarters is operating on a 24-hour basis in the basement of the Lincoln Grade School, Winslow. The telephone number is Port Blakely 411. Show your patriotism! Volunteer today for the defense of your home!

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Bainbridge Review 1941-12-31

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