May 7| 50 years ago today

The following items are segments of page 1 stories in the May 7, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record.

Clyde to re-open Theatre Saturday

“After being closed for the winter months, Clyde Theatre in Langley will open its doors this Saturday evening, with the first film being ‘Jason and the Argonauts.’

“… Among the films which will be shown in future weeks are ‘Gidget Goes to Rome,’ ‘13 Frightened Girls,’ ‘The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze,’ ‘Siege of the Saxons,’ ‘Walt Disney’s The Sword in the Stone’ and ‘The Incredible Journey.’ “

Bill Steele’s car wrecked by bee

“Distracted by a bee, Mrs. Bill Steele drove her car head-on into a power pole by the school grounds about 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, ‘totaling’ the automobile.

“Mrs. Steele and her son, Mark, 9, both suffered minor injuries. She hit the steering wheel so hard that the spokes broke and young Mark’s head smashed into the windshield. He was knocked unconscious for nearly 30 minutes.”

Hospital commission to ask for federal funds

“Whidbey Hospital Commissioners revealed a three-pronged drive designed to gain federal support for an Island hospital when they met Friday afternoon at the courthouse in Coupeville.

“The Commissioners, Ed Adamson of North Whidbey, Ted Christensen of Central Whidbey and Jim Hay of South Whidbey, outlined hopes to apply for federal planning funds, federal building funds and the establishment of Whidbey Island as part of a new hospital service region under the Hill-Burton Act.”

Glendale opens cafe Saturday

“Leonard Olsen and Marvyn Berkeland, who purchased Jim and Dot’s Resort at Glendale last fall, show off one of their improvements this Saturday with an open house at the new Shore Grill.

“The resort, now called the Lee Ora Del Mar, will have the cafe open throughout the year, the owners hope. This Saturday, however, only the coffee and cake for the adults and ice cream for the youngsters will be served.”


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