Saturday, May 17, 2014

50 years ago

Sponging, an industry that once provided a livelihood for upwards of 3,000 was enjoying a boom. The weekly sales at the A and B Fish Company have ranged up to $5,000.

Willard A. Gomez retired from the Naval Station with 25 years of federal service. He was given a letter of commendation by Capt. Frank E. Crans, supply officer.

Big Coppitt Volunteer Fire Department was incorporated as nonprofit corporation. Robert F. Morris was the president.

Molina's Bakery at 1121 Margaret St. announced the opening of its pastry department with all kinds of pies, cakes, cookies and breads.