William C Troyer, dies 1962

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So-blen's of S. William C. Troyer, Long Time Civic Leader, Dies In Hospital itf iL iV Kl 8 William C. Troyer William C. (Bill) Troyer, 63, vice president of the Hooker & hay investment firm, and prom inent Republican leader, died last night after undergoing surgery at a local hospital. He had been active in community affairs for the past 30 years. Troyer came to Santa Cruz in 1932 from Hollywood with his brothers, J. C. Troyer and the late Gifford Troyer, to operate the Casa del Rey hotel. During the 1930's the hotel be came a popular convention center with the Troyers active in devel oping tourist and convention busi ness in the area. When it was taken over by the navy during World War II as a convalescent hospital, they served as the civilian management. The brothers relinquished man agement of the hotel In 1946, but retained the operation of the Co- coanut Grove ballroom in the Casino at the beach until 1954 During their operation of the hotel, virtually every big name dance band in the country played at the Cocoanut Grove as Santa Cruzans and visitors danced to the orchestras of Paul Whiteman, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Ben Bernie, Ted Fio Rito, Phil Harris, Skinnay Ennis, Glen Gray, Harry Owens, Tom Coakley and Kay Kyser and many others. Long active in Republican party work, Troyer was president of the California Republican Assembly in 1943-44. He was a long time member of the Republican county central committee and currently was chairman of the Christopher for Lieutenant Governor committee here. He was a past president of the Santa Cruz Lions club, a past commodore of the Santa Cruz Yacht club and past commander of Santa Cruz post 64, American Legion. Troyer was also a member of Santa Cruz Lodge 824, BPOE. He is survived by his wife, Florence; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Butler of Santa Cruz and Mrs. Lurline Hill of Redondo Beach; a son, Vernon B. Troyer of Santa Cruz and a brother, J. V. Troyer of Santa Cruz. His brother, Gifford, died in 1954. Services will be conducted at White's chapel tomorrow at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. James Oliver of the Trinity Presbyterian church officiting. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial park. Contributions may be made to National Psoriasis Research foundation of the Trinity Presbyterian church building fund preferred. UC Regents Urge Consideration Of Upper Campus Site Regents of the University of California have voted to encour age their consulting architects to "continue their studies looking toward . location of the campus core near the geographical center" of the Cowell property. UU President Clark Kerr authorized the announcement this week. It was made to the board of supervisors by UCSC Chancellor Dean McHenry. In earlier discussions, location of the campus core was suggested for the lower plateau area of the property, close to High street. John Pierce Has No-Hit Game As Colts Win 4-0 John Pierce pitched another brilliant no-hitter last night as the Santa Cruz County Colt Leaug-er All-Stars (15 and 16-year-olds) defeated Merced 4-0, at Atwater in the sector tournament. In action today, the Colts play Ukiah at 8:30 tonight at Atwater. The Mid-County Little Leae- ers play Moreland (Palo Alto) at Harvey West stadium in the sec tional level tonight at 5 o'clock These boys are 11 and 12-years- old. At Cambrian Park, near San Jose, the undefeated San Lorenzo Valley Pony Leaguers (13 and 14-year-olds) play Cambrian Park at 5:30 this evening in the district tournament. See sports pages, 8 and 9 for details of Colt game. X15 FLIES 28 MILES HIGH Edwards Air Force Base UPt. Test pilot Joseph A. Walker zoomed the X15 an estimated 28 miles high today, testing a new way to curb the rocket plane's tendency to yaw as it plunges back from the edge of space. be gas an from detail the Luis I was Augustine 30, married of sir. we amended Soquel-O-Rama at

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  1. Santa Cruz Sentinel,
  2. 02 Aug 1962, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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