When Thanksgiving Day came around just several months after the quake, many of our residents had something to be thankful for. This week, we'll see just how several of our citizens regarded Huntington Beach during the holidays and their belief in its future.
Pioneer real estate agent and city councilman Tom Talbert, for instance, said everything is right in Huntington Beach. We have the climate, the beach, the richest backcountry one could ask for, the greatest highway (Pacific Coast Highway) — in fact, nature has given us everything, and it is a great privilege to live here.
Legendary parade organizer and chamber of commerce secretary William Gallienne held the belief that the outstanding thing about Huntington Beach for which we should all be grateful is its wonderful spirit of cooperation. .
Realtor "Boxy" Huston, a staunch Democrat, was thankful for a Democratic administration and was looking forward to having a cheery holiday.
Huntington Beach Co. Manager J. Sherman Denny felt Huntington Beach was all right and city officials should play up the beach, the pier and good fishing.
Willis Osborn, who for many years was the local agent in town for Pacific Electric's red car line, pointed out that few people realize the wonderful healing powers of the sun's rays here in Huntington Beach and that the greatest asset is the beach. In time, oil will run out, but the beach will remain forever.
Meat market owner Oscar Milbrat said he knew he had found paradise when he came here and would never leave
Huntington Beach Postmaster Ed Huston was grateful for a a modern post office for the residents.
Cecil Oliver, owner of the Coffee Cup Café, wished that the jobless rate would drop and the unemployed would find work.
Druggist Vic Terry thought that Huntington Beach was better than Portland or he would not have come back here to stay.
Another druggist, A.J. Steverson, thought Huntington Beach had the best sunshine anywhere.