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Harper, J. Harold 1940

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Mary S Taylor

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Pacific Grove Tide, CA June 14, 1940
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J. Harold Harper – Yes, we know he looks handsomer than that, but he’s just one of those fellows who gets apprehensive when he looks the camera in the ey. And then you can’t see that his suit is brown, and his eyes also. While Pacific Grove is regarded by many as an old-fashioned city, still this is the first individual in our ever-lenthening list who is a native of this community. That makes him all the more one of the people we like, for the editor first saw the light of day in this town, too. And they tell us it was old Doc Trimmer, first mayor of the city, who officiated on both occasions. When he was in grammar school, Harold Harper achieved the nickname of “Blue Jay,” which was probably due to the fact that he was a wiry, quick-motioned, bright-eyed kid with a high-pitched voice. The appellation was shortened, for purposes of convenience, until it became just “Bluie.” However, nobody got around to making it “blooey,” which must have been a relief. Harold, since graduating from the local high school, has worked hard and established himself in a responsible position as local manager of the Bay Rapid Transit company, which operates the local bus lines. He has likewise became one of the most regular and dependable members of the chamber of commerce board of directors. He married Miss Margaret Donovant, his high school sweetheart, and they have two daughters. His home at Gibson avenue and Fourteenth is a model of neatness, the garden being Harold’s particular pride, always in spick and span order. Gardening seems to have replaced tennis as his chief recreation. If this is the way Pacific Grove boys turn out, it is a pity that more of them do not stay in the town where they were born.
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